Vancouver-based Emily Carr University of Art + Design has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio color correction and finishing system and two Pablo PA workflow assist stations to further research into advanced media techniques and workflows. The systems will be used for the production of stereoscopic 3D content and research into high frame rate 4K-8K S3D production pipelines. Quantel’s Canadian postproduction reseller, Annex Pro, designed the system which is the first Pablo Rio 4K in Vancouver.
Emily Carr’s stereoscopic 3D Center, located on Vancouver’s Granville Island, opened in May 2010 and leads a project within the GRAND Network Center of Excellence, which links universities working on film and media topics across Canada.
The center plans to make the Pablo Rio accessible to the digital media industries with rentals and future postproduction training programs.
“Pablo Rio is a great addition to the S3D Centre at Emily Carr University offering HFR, 4K and S3D real-time playback,” said Maria Lantin, director of research at Emily Carr. “Pablo Rio’s comprehensive toolset provides our faculty and students with great interactivity and performance for industry-relevant advanced media research and services.”
“Pablo Rio is the perfect fit for Emily Carr University, for today’s postproduction, as well as tomorrow’s advanced media,” said Bryon Low, senior technical sales consultant at Annex Pro. “Annex Pro collaborated with Emily Carr and Quantel to provide a complete turnkey system, including CPU, high-speed storage, displays, UPS and flight case, making the system not only powerful, but fully portable.”