Edit | Color | Finish | Deliver

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Rio delivers the ultimate post production workflow at any resolution - 2K, 4K or 8K. Delivering stunning images, Rio blends quality and creativity in a package that delivers the productivity needed to succeed in movie and TV finishing, getting the whole job done efficiently without creative limits.

What's new?

We are pleased to announce V4.4 is now released for Rio and Rio Assist. V4.4 brings a host of new features to Rio that include two new tracker choices, Cloud and Optical Flow algorithms, along with improved color management tools with colorspace choices available on export and more extensive LUT management support for tangent panels.

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Gunpowder, BBC One’s latest drama finished on Rio at The Look.

The look London have just completed picture post on a BBC One, mini-series ‘Gunpowder’. Based on the story of British activist Guy Fawkes. Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss, Shaun Dooley and Liv Tyler star in BBC One’s new three-part television drama about the famous plot. This incredible series, Directed by J Blakeson, is set to be an audience smash hit.

Colourist and CEO of The Look Thomas Urbye comments “Without doubt, one of the best drama series I have ever worked on, J Blakeson and Philipp Blaubach were a joy to work with during the grade and finishing, me and all the team at The Look are very proud to have been a part of this series”. Find out more

The ultimate editing environment

Rio’s comprehensive editing toolset has everything you need to deliver the entire job. Whether mastering your entire movie, drama or documentary or compiling your timeline using the multi-cam editor, Rio has all the tools for the job.

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Create with Color

Create with color

There are no limits with Rio; RAW color workflow, wide color gamut, HDR, multiple transfer curves are all supported. 32-bit float processing provides ultimate color precision. Everything remains live for further enhancement.

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The finishing toolset

Thanks to its realtime and interactive performance, Rio’s complete finishing toolset keeps the whole job in the suite. From adding titles, closed captions or visual effects, Rio is the natural choice for client-attended sessions.

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The finishing toolset
Collaborative workflows

Collaborative workflows

With Rio, any number of creatives can now work on the same media with history for color, edit and finishing. With SAM’s Momentum and Go! technology users have access to a lightweight browser-based platform to view, edit and approve media from anywhere in the world, providing top quality remote production tools and services to clients.

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Rio has the power to handle the whole job interactively through its comprehensive online editing, color correction and finishing toolset



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

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Content everywhere for everyone using the power of Rio

Rio is now available as part of the fastest and most versatile production solution for delivering quality news content to the Web, Social Media and TV. Used in conjunction with SAM’s browser based editing solution and automated render and editing capabilities. Rio can help deliver your story to anywhere first. 

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Rio V4.3 RAW Color Workflow


To ensure you get the most from your investment, SAM offers comprehensive support packages to suit your needs. SAM Care provides a highly skilled 24x7 technical help desk, committed response times, software maintenance support and operates a worldwide spare parts service from over 20 warehouse locations across the globe.

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