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4k 60p colour and finishing in Brazil Q uantel has supplied a Genetic Engineering 2 (GE2) system for Sony’s 4k installation at the HBS pro- duction facility at the forthcoming FIFA World Cup ™ in Brazil. Sony is delivery partner to FIFA (Fédération Internation- ale de Football Association) and host broadcaster HBS for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. The Quantel GE2 system, which includes two Pablo Rio 4kO colour correction and fi nishing systems sharing storage and workfl ow via a GenePool, will be used for the produc- tion of fast-turnaround 4k highlights packages. These will be distributed to broadcasters and Sony Stores world- wide as well as being displayed on 4k super-screens in fan parks around Brazil. The Quantel system will also be used for the post production of the Offi cial FIFA World Cup™ fi lm in 4k Ultra HD. The Pablo Rio high quality colour and fi nishing system provides the ultimate productive workfl ow for 4k and beyond. Pablo Rio runs on high performance PC hardware and exploits NVIDIA Maximus multi-GPU technology to deliver true interactivity and maximum productivity. Pablo Rio is available as software only and as a range of Quantel-backed turnkey sys- tems. Genetic Engineering 2 provides shared storage and workfl ow for up to four Pablo Rio systems, enabling better teamworking and more produc- tive post. The Quantel system will work with 4k 60p XAVC media recorded on either the Sony PMW-F55 cameras being used by FIFA Film crews throughout the competition or the Sony Servers used for the 4k Live Production of three matches played at the Maraca- na Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (one in the round of 16, one quarter fi nal and the fi nal itself). All XAVC media will be instantly available for viewing and editing on the Pablo Rio colour and fi nishing systems thanks to their ability to begin work immediately with soft-mounted media without transcod- ing or importing. The Quantel system will also record live 4k 60p via Quad 3G SDI, which can be edited even while recording. The Pablo Rios will be equipped with Fraunhofer IISs integrat- ed easyDCP toolset for production of cinema deliverables. According to Sony’s World Cup 2014 Programme Manager, Mark Grinyer, the choice of Quantel GE2 and Pablo Rio systems for 4k post production was straightforward. The chosen system needed to handle 4k 60p in re- altime, reliably and to produce the fi n- ished highlights packages quickly and effi ciently. Quantel users have already proven on many real-world projects that Pablo Rio and the Genetic Engi- neering 2 shared workfl ow can com- fortably handle 4k 60p and beyond. This made Quantel a natural choice for this demanding application. www.quantel.com Major lens order for Rio C anon has won an order, worth over three quarters of a million pounds, from Presteigne Broadcast Hire, the leading supplier of professional rental equipment. Many of the lenses, which will add to an already extensive stock at Presteigne, will be used first in Brazil for this summer’s football competition. The order includes 14 XJ95 super telephoto lenses, designed specifi cally for sports applications. As well as its extreme zoom range, the XJ95 also offers the widest angle of view of any fi eld HD lens, allowing it to be used for interviews and presentation as well as game coverage. www.presteignecharter.com Searching? broadcast cameraman Search with full details of hundreds of GTC accredited Camera Operators, Lighting Cameramen, DoPs and specialist cameramen, why go anywhere else? www.gtc.org.uk/search