Quantel is a world-leading developer of innovative, high performance content creation and delivery systems across post, broadcast and Stereo3D. Quantel’s product range includes: eQ HD finishing systems; iQ multi-resolution DI systems, award-winning Pablo Neo color correction solutions; stereoscopic 3D post systems and integrated news and sports production systems. They all deliver the creative, productive and profitable workflows that give post houses and broadcasters the edge they need to thrive and grow in today’s highly competitive global media market.
Pablo is the ultimate color correction and finishing solution for HD, 2K, 4K and Stereoscopic 3D – proven on thousands of movies, commercials and programs in the hands of leading colorists around the world. It puts all the creative color correction tools at the colorist’s fingertips in an interactive, hands-on color correction environment. Pablo’s powerful color tools all run in a non-linear environment – where changes are easily accommodated at any stage. It also means that the colorist and client can view every shot in its correct editorial – and even compositional – context, transforming the entire post workflow into a fast, collaborative and creative process.
With Pablo there’s no waiting or wasted time. Its immensely powerful hardware makes color correction a truly interactive process. With Pablo the director can sit with the colorist and instantly see results of changes on screen at full resolution without proxies or previews. Pablo’s non-linear operation gives instant access to any part of the entire project, meaning colorists and directors can instantly see the way individual shot treatments work next to each other, even including dissolves, wipes and other transitions. Nothing is committed until output; the whole project remains live throughout the process so multiple treatments can be quickly tried without penalty.
Resolution Co-existence means Pablo offers complete format flexibility, able to handle everything from SD and HD to 2K and 4K material simultaneously on the same timeline. Pablo always works with full resolution material in its original format and colorspace, whether it’s HD-RGB, 2K, 4K or CGI files – or a combination of them all.
Pablo includes a comprehensive Stereo3D toolset as standard. Pablo’s enormous power offers realtime handling of dual left eye/right eye high resolution media; the Stereo3D toolset takes care of all the issues interactively – just the way clients expect.
Pablo’s high quality processing ensures that the final look exactly matches the director’s vision. This means the director and colorist can have total confidence that what they see on screen is exactly what the viewers will get in the movie theater. Conversion to the target format(s) only happens on output, meaning that ultimate quality is maintained throughout the DI process.
Pablo is more than a color corrector; it is also a complete digital intermediate system in a box. Pablo has everything you might need in the session instantly to hand, from paint and retouching tools to fix problems through to editing functionality that allows directors to change their minds without a hefty time or cost penalty.
This means that Pablo can handle the whole job in an enormously efficient manner, from assembly, pre-viz, effects and of course color correction to trailers, titles and deliverables well as being a highly productive solution for restoration projects. And combining Pablo with Genetic Engineering gives even more efficiency gains.
Deliverables are a key element of the DI process – and a profitable one too. When the color work is done, Pablo has all the tools to enable you to rapidly output versions to cover every need. Re-sizing, reframing, 3D LUTs and pan-and-scan are all handled on-the-fly in realtime on output without having to make copies. Every format is supported from 4:3 and 16:9 SD to HD, 2K and 4K.