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Pandora Returns to NAB with PSi, PLUTO, and PILOT

An Oasis of New Products in the Nevada Desert

London: March 22, 2011… Widely recognized for its industry-leading line of colour grading systems, Pandora International will be introducing three new products at NAB 2011, April 11-14 in Las Vegas. PSi is a hardware upgrade for Spirit Classic and Shadow telecines that gives users 2K and HD scanning capabilities. PLUTO is a display color management system, and PILOT is a controller for telecines, VTRs and image processors. With the new technologies, Pandora is renewing its commitment to providing high-end tools for artists in postproduction and film finishing facilities.

“The new products flesh out the Pandora colour management workflow,� said Adam Welsh, sales manager for Pandora. “Pandora’s Revolution colour corrector is the choice of the high-end post facilities such as the Mill, Framestore, Glassworks and Prime Focus, amongst many others. The Revolution, with its YoYo data management software, is the most efficient multi-format workflow available with unsurpassed speed for Arri Alexa, Pro Res and Red R3D and many others – and there is no need for the added expense or time required to pre-process material with third-party hardware,� he added.

PSi – Breathing new life into old Spirits

The PSi Spirit interface can be installed in any Spirit Classic or Shadow telecine enabling dramatically faster scanning to 2K DPX files. The system provides users with full video monitoring, as well as simultaneous video and file transcoding capability for SD/HD or offline versioning.

PSi can be added to an SD machine, offering an instant upgrade to 2K and HD capability.

“The PSi is a simple add-on that does not require any internal modifications to the Spirit or Shadow,� explained Welsh. “With PSi, scanning speeds for 2K data easily meet, or exceed, the rates that can be achieved for video.�

PLUTO – Precise Colour Management

The PLUTO display colour management system allows users to manage 1D and 3D LUT’s across multiple displays from a single location. PLUTO can be operated from the local panel or via an ethernet-based remote GUI, including multiple PLUTO-ganged controls.

PLUTO can also be configured to add variable blanking and safe area cursors and will generate profiles for displays. Pricing for PLUTO systems starts at $4,000 USD.

PILOT – Controller for Telecine, VTRs and Image Processors

PILOT is designed to give post houses a professional system controller for telecine, VTR and image processors with reliable edit control and an intuitive GUI. The system controls all the parameters of the machine from a professional high-grade T3 control panel.

“PILOT is a great starting point for many facilities, allowing them to grow with Pandora’s award-winning colour correction technology as their business grows,� said Welsh.

Pandora will co-exhibiting with Cintel (booth# SL1716) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 11-14. For more information, please contact Adam Welsh at +44 1279 758285 or


About Pandora

Pandora International Limited is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of creative colour correctors for the worldwide postproduction industry. The Revolution is Pandora’s non-linear, resolution-independent, software colour corrector – the fastest on the market, always working in real time regardless of resolution, number of layers or complexity of grade. Pandora has been established for over 20 years and is dedicated to creating technologies crafted from the wish list of the artist. Pandora is a privately held company based in London. For more information, visit