Quantel demonstrated an 8K, 60p version of its Pablo Rio grading and finishing system at InterBee in Japan last month.

Quantel chief executive Ray Cross said: “In collaboration with [Japanese broadcaster] NHK, we’ve been able to power-up our software to take advantage of the latest hardware from Nvidia and AJA to deliver another world first: working in real time at 8K, 60p.”

The Pablo Rio 8K system uses four AJA Corvid 88 multichannel I/O boards and three Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU accelerators. It is expected to ship next year.