Quantel has updated the software on its eQ and Pablo HD online finishing and colour correction systems so that it can work with 2K projects shot on Red cameras.

With version 4.1 software - available as a free upgrade to version 4 owners - users will be able to carry out conforming, editing, effects, colour correction and deliverables production on 2048 x 1024 footage in a more cost-effective online environment.

“We've been talking to many Red users who want to finish at 2K but up to now felt that Quantel quality was out of their reach,” said Mark Horton, Quantel strategic marketing manager.

“Now, the same toolsets that are used on Oscar-winning movies can be applied to finishing a broad range of Red-shot high resolution projects, whether digital intermediate, long form or commercials.”

V4.1 software will be released in April 2009. Red 2K support requires appropriate hardware.