Q-TEC Inc Selects Pablo Rio for a 4K Future

Top Tokyo production facility invests in its eighteenth Quantel system

Quantel today announced that Tokyo post house, Q-TEC Inc, has invested in a turnkey Pablo Rio 4K HFR high quality color and finishing system to provide post production services to its animation department. Q-TEC now has a total of eighteen Quantel systems in house making it the largest Quantel-based post facility in the world.

Based in Akasaka, Tokyo, Q-TEC is one of Japan’s leading post production houses providing editing, CG/VFX production, 3D conversion, offline editing and DI services for animation projects.

Pablo 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.


Mr Tomonori Furusako, Q-TEC’s Managing Director for Post Production and Technical Services, said, “Pablo Rio was a natural choice when looking ahead to 4K future at Q-TEC. The system will primarily be used for animated movie production. Pablo Rio’s user interface is very familiar to our editors so we have a very short training time and can really get the most out of the system and our team. As well as its comprehensive color and finishing toolset, Pablo Rio’s integrated paint facility is tremendously useful for the kind of projects we do.”

Quantel Sales Director, Martin Mulligan, said, “We are delighted that Q-TEC has once again chosen to invest in Quantel as it looks to a 4K future and beyond. Pablo Rio’s intuitive interface, immense power and fantastic color toolset will provide Q-TEC with the ultimate 4K post production workflow.”


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