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WORLD NEWS Uni invests in Pablo Rio V ancouver-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 S3D content, and research into high frame rate 4K-8K S3D production pipelines. Quantel’s Canadian post- production reseller, Annex Pro, designed the system which includes the first Pablo Rio 4K in Vancouver. www.quantel.com Ramping up production capabilities C anford’s order book has gone from strength to strength, particularly with a growing demand for bespoke cables and other own brand manufactured products such as MDUs, Tecpro, EMO and Panamic boom poles. In order to maintain the outstanding quality and reliability of their products, Canford has made significant improvements within its manufacturing facility. The first major change was to create a Rapid Response Cable Cell which was developed to allow both custom and non-stock cable assemblies to be quickly produced, reducing customer waiting times. To do this a Kanban scheduling system of just in time production was implemented, which means that the top 80% of most commonly used components are always available. To further aid production, the work areas adhere to the 5S methodologies (Sorting, Straightening, Systematic Cleaning, Standardisation and Sustaining) which is monitored and scored on a daily basis. Depending on cable type, cable assemblies can be produced, packed and ready for shipping within 20 minutes of the Cable Cell receiving a picking list generated by our Master Scheduling Team. Building on the success of this Rapid Cable line, similar cells have now been introduced for other product lines which have benefited from increased output and reliability. The MDU (mains distribution unit) cell has increased average unit production from 21 units to 38 units per cell, per day. Other cells include Tecpro and EMO with further cells currently in the planning phase. www.canford.co.uk 22 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 84 DECEMBER 2013 Instant editing support Premiere Pro M etus Technology, a leading international sofware company, have announced that it has supported Instant Editing in Metus INGEST for Adobe® Premiere Pro CC software. In a news, sports or other production environment, operators often need to start editing material immediately as the event starts, and usually have their cuts ready by the time the event fi nishes. The ability to work with fi les that are growing in duration, even as they are ingested is critical, especially in fast turnaround workfl ows such as sports and live-to-broadcast shows. Formerly available only via top end dedicated capture servers, Metus INGEST now offers this as a standard feature for Adobe Premiere Pro users. www.metus.com