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Hong Kong post production house relies on Quantel Rio’s rich feature set for enhanced creative color, editing, and finishing effects
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016
Hong Kong post production house relies on Quantel Rio’s rich feature set for enhanced creative color, editing, and finishing effects

SAM today announces that post-production house Penta Post in Hong Kong has purchased a turnkey Quantel Rio in a 2K configuration to complete post and editing work on TV commercials and documentaries. The sale also included the Neo Nano control panel, which interacts seamlessly with Quantel Rio’s extensive toolset.

Penta Post is a leading visual and multimedia post-production company that focuses on TV commercials, special effects, documentaries, and image presentations for the greater Hong Kong market. It was launched in 2014 by a group of creative professionals who had long experience of working with Quantel systems.

Cheuky Wong, Co-founder/Senior online editor/Colorist said, “I’m a veteran Quantel user from the days of the retro Paintbox workstation, so I know the name is synonymous with high quality and excellence. Quantel Rio lets us work in a true nonlinear fashion. We manage color grading, compositing, and audio effortlessly during any time within our production. This type of flexibility is a huge advantage for us given the tight deadlines we’re often under.”

Quantel Rio delivers realtime performance and an extensive toolset that keeps the whole job in the suite, reducing all the time and resources required to move content between platforms. With full integration into today’s file-based workflows, Quantel Rio can handle everything necessary for a finishing system – interactively and in realtime. The Neo Nano panel gives Penta Post access to a comprehensive color correction toolset with a simple and uncluttered layout.

Tim Felstead, Head of Product Marketing, commented, “The post production market is important for SAM, especially in Hong Kong where we’re seeing one of the fastest growing film markets in the world. Penta Post needs the most sophisticated color toolset at its fingertips; there is no better choice than Quantel Rio to help them produce leading creative content in what is a very competitive marketplace."

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