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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Post Production Dragon, the Wales-based post house, has purchased a turnkey Pablo Rio 4KO colour and finishing system with a Neo panel and the Pablo PA conform, preparation and workflow software from Quantel. The Pablo Rio, sold via UK reseller partner XTFX, will be used to complete 4K DI and colour grade work on feature films, TV programmes and commercials. Dragon managing director Paul Wright said: “We had been talking to XTFX for some time about a 4K real-time grading and finishing solution to replace our eight year old Quantel iQ system. After evaluating a number of systems, we decided that Pablo Rio was the only system that fitted our requirements in terms of performance, feature set and support. Pablo PA is an important addition to our workflow handling time consuming conforms, leaving our Pablo Rio to focus purely on client-focused work.” Dragon is well known for its film restoration and film digital delivery. Clients include Imperial War Museum and the British Film Institute. Pablo Rio runs on high performance PC hardware and exploits NVIDIA Maximus multi-GPU technology. It is available as software only or as a range of Quantel-backed turnkey systems. AQC Vidcheck will demonstrate the latest version of its Vidchecker and Vidfixer product suites at NAB (Booth SL5421). The range has been extended to include video applications (Vidapps) for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, enabling users to easily check and automatically correct video and audio errors without leaving the Adobe environment. With the introduction of digital programme delivery in the UK, file-based automated quality control (AQC) and correction has become crucial. According to Vidcheck, in the UK, 98% of post-production companies use Vidcheck AQC to check the pre-delivery quality of file-based media. Vidcheck’s core Vidchecker and Vidfixer AQC products are available as low-cost versions for post production right up to sophisticated Vidchecker/ Vidfixer Grid systems that are suitable for large enterprises. In addition to watch folder automation, Vidchecks API has been integrated into many MAM and workflow engine solutions. 20 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 99 MARCH 2015