Rio

All the tools you need to create with color

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There are no limits with Rio; wide color gamut, HDR, multiple transfer curves are all supported. 32-bit float processing provides ultimate color precision.

 

Powerful primaries

With the world’s most powerful Primary tools Rio gives colorist’s the freedom to work the way they like. Primary tools include control of lift, gamma and gain, hue and saturation with master and individual channel controls. Rio’s S-curve pivot point function gives precision control over the critical toe and shoulder ends of your image, enabling the colorist to give definition to shadow areas while rolling off the brighter areas to give a classic film look.

Powerful primaries
Unlimited Secondaries

Unlimited Secondaries

Secondary controls include unlimited cascaded secondary color corrections, HSL vector selection control of high and low softness for hue, saturation and luminance, giving high precision results.  Different keys can also be applied on every cascade using the auxiliary clip function and when importing EXR files from VFX.

Native colour space and file handling

Whether you’re working with native color space on disk, grading in HDR, or outputting multiple versions in mixed color spaces, Quantel Rio is the tool for you, handling all of these on the same timeline. The system is your complete digital partner, handling RED, ARRI, SI, Sony, Panasonic, Blackmagic and Canon digital media in a highly efficient workflow while maintaining ultimate image quality at 4K and beyond.

Groups, storyboards and gallery stills store

Storyboards and the Still store function allows a grade from any shot to be instantly applied to any other, including multiple episodes or season’s.

Combine this with group grading where grades can be applied via a number of methods including by Rush ID and you have a powerful and flexible tool perfect for client attended sessions.

ACES support

Quantel Rio supports The Academy Color Encoding Specification (ACES) and fully integrates into ACES pipelines, delivering a standard, future-proof color space.

Shapes and Tracker

With shapes the colorist can define selective treatments of specific areas within the frame – and can grade both inside and outside the shape within a single cascade. Options include selecting preset shapes with a single button press on the panel or hand draw them for ultimate accuracy. Full softness control is available inside and outside the shape using Quantel Rio’s Matinee tool.

Shapes and Tracker
Integrated Plugins

Integrated Plugins

Plug-ins can be integrated into the color process, and be used with shapes and keys on a per-cascade basis to produce a specialized defocus given you the tools for not just colour, but stunning effects too.

Choice of panels

There is a choice of two SAM control panels - Neo and its compact counterpart, Neo Nano and support for Tangent’s Element & Ripple control panels. All panels provide natural heads-up control of color and seamless interaction with Rio's comprehensive grading software.

Choice of panels

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