News: Light Iron and Quantel go 6K for Gone Girl
Light Iron chooses Pablo Rio and Genetic Engineering 2 for the world's first 6K DI workflow
(Newbury, UK--November 17, 2014) Leading Hollywood post house, Light Iron, has used Quantel's Pablo Rio color and finishing system to complete the world's first 6K feature post production on director David Fincher's latest thriller, 'Gone Girl'. Light Iron upgraded one of its six Pablo Rios with additional GPUs to support an 8K workflow and used its Quantel Genetic Engineering 2 shared workflow system to complete the 6K color correction in multiple rooms at Light Iron's Los Angeles facility, all in realtime. Light Iron is home to four Pablo Rio systems in Los Angeles and a further two in New York.
Shot in 6K on the EPIC RED Dragon, 'Gone Girl' is the third David Fincher movie posted at Light Iron, following 'The Social Network' and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. 'Gone Girl', an adaption of Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel, tells the story of a writer (Ben Affleck) who becomes a suspect when his wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing, leading to a suspense driven plot examining dishonesty, the media, appearances and the economy's effects on marriage.
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. Genetic Engineering 2 provides shared storage and workflow for up to four Pablo Rio systems, enabling better teamworking and more productive post.
Light Iron CEO, Michael Cioni said, "We had to have an 8K DI system in house to accommodate the immense size of the Gone Girl 6K workflow. Together with Quantel we boosted our Pablo Rios and built the world's first 8K DI system, giving us 6K playback in realtime, in multiple rooms. Pablo Rio and GE2 is the future; its power and storage is unbeatable as the industry looks to 4K workflows and beyond."
Quantel Marketing Director, Steve Owen, said, "Light Iron is leading the post industry with its pioneering high resolution workflows. Michael and his team are always looking ahead to what's next in the industry - Gone Girl is the latest example of how they push the boundaries of what's possible. It's great that Pablo Rio and GE2 are supporting their vision for post."
Quantel is a world-leading developer of innovative, high performance content creation and delivery systems for News & Sports production and high quality Post. Quantel fast-turnaround production systems give broadcasters the creative, productive and flexible workflows they need to stay ahead in today's competitive global media market. Quantel's post production systems deliver the quality, resolution and performance post houses need to capture high margin, high value work.
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