Hollywood post house, Light Iron, has used Quantel’s Pablo Rio colour and finishing system to complete the world’s first 6K feature post production on director David Fincher’s 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 colour correction in multiple rooms at Light Iron’s LA facility, all in realtime.
“We had to have an 8K DI system in house to accommodate the immense size of the Gone Girl 6K workflow,” said Light Iron CEO, Michael Cioni. “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.”
Colour and finishing system Pablo Rio runs on high performance PC hardware and exploits NVIDIA Maximus multi-GPU technology, 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.
Gone Girl is the third David Fincher movie posted at Light Iron, following The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 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.”