K Street Post Selects Quantel Pablo Rio

Washington DC-based boutique post house, K Street Post, has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio 2KO high quality color and finishing system, replacing its long serving eQ finishing system. Pablo Rio will sit at the heart of K Street Post’s end-to-end post production workflow, working on local and regional commercials for clients including the Washington Times and public service announcements for the USO (United States Service Organization).

QuantelPablo Rio is Quantel’s high quality color and finishing system that provides the ultimate productive post workflow. Pablo Rio runs on high performance PC hardware and exploits NVIDIA Maximus multi-GPU technology to deliver true interactivity and maximum productivity, with realtime performance at 4K 60p and beyond. Pablo Rio is available as software only and as a range of Quantel-backed turnkey systems.

Owner and Artist at K Street Post, Paul London, said, “My success with Quantel’s eQ system really was the main factor to continue with Quantel and the new Pablo Rio.Quantel is constantly bringing out improvements to its systems. They are always staying on top of the latest formats and trends and by having a Pablo Rio, so am I.

“My Pablo Rio is beautifully engineered. There is a precision to Quantel systems. The Pablo Rio has a very uncluttered, elegant layout to the various menus and the picture quality is the best in the world – why would I not want that for my clients!”

Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, “K Street Post has been a loyal Quantelcustomer for over a decade now, so we are delighted that it has once again selectedQuantel post systems as the center of its post production workflow.”

Spain’s Atresmedia Gets Promoted With Quantel
Atresmedia, one of Spain’s largest private media groups, has purchased a Quantel Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production system to enhance its busy corporate promotions department. The system will support program promotions for four free-to-air national terrestrial channels – Antena 3 (HD), La Sexta (HD), Neox, Nova, two international satellite channels and one national cable channel.

The Atresmedia system comprises 100 hours of HD workspace, five sQ Cut licenses for desktop editing, four Qube craft editors and five Final Cut Pro workstations. Ingest is handled by sQ Record and sQ Play is used for playback quality check operations.

The Enterprise sQ system is integrated with Atresmedia’s large storage via Fileflow and the soft-mount capabilities of its Qube craft-editors and sQ Cut applications via Q I/O – giving Atresmedia’s producers instant access to program material for their promotions. The combination of soft mount, the sophisticated Qube editing toolset and the efficient Enterprise sQ workflow enables Atresmedia to satisfy the ever increasing demand for high quality promotions to attract and retain viewers.

Santiago Pintor, Head of Technical Support and responsible for this project, said, “The new Enterprise sQ solution boosts the creativity of our operators through better team working and it improves productivity by optimizing technical processes such as locating media and transferring to broadcasting systems, in a better way than our previous standalone eQ systems.”

Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, “Atresmedia is a long-standing Quantelcustomer, so we are delighted that they have chosen Quantel systems once again – the result of a detailed competitive analysis. The system will enhance Atresmedia’s creative and competitive edge, producing the best experience for its customers.”