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Color Corrector

Pandora Revolution Revo

BCS Price: $135,200.00
Item #:EQ503388U
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Equipment Description:
REVO advanced grade with Telecine control, 12 windows, 3 defocus. work w/URSA, Spirit,...

Model Description:
Most advanced Real Time Non Linear Software grading system

Equipment Details

This is the top level unit in the REVO serie. It can control URSA, Classic Spirit, currently used with the New Spirit HD.

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Model Details

In yet another industry first for Pandora, Revolution lights the way in the software creative colour correction arena: a non-linear, software grading system that actually works in real time regardless of layers, complexity of layers or resolution. A system that processes every image manipulation in full resolution as the controls are turned. A system that can flick backwards and forwards between versions without making innumerable copies — working from one original set of files applying metadata in real time.

Most software systems utilise commodity PC's and/or a host of background rendering techniques coupled with image destructive methodology and proxies to mask the physical fact that they do not have the bandwidth requirements to grade in real time – a dangerous game that often fails and despite Moore’s law is eon’s away from replacing the smoke and mirrors with truly real time performance.

Revolution does not suffer from these constraints by favoring the technology that is used to design PC's - FPGAs. The distinct advantage being that the processors are designed and tasked with one application in mind: image processing (Sorry, but you couldn't run a word processor on the Revo).

No requirement for massive amounts of local storage — work directly from SAN or local media
No need to store full size 'versions' as all grading lists are stored in metadata to instantly apply to the raw material
Non destructive 16bit internal processing of full frames — no image slicing requirement*
No background smoke and mirrors — every adjustment is performed in real time
(Therefore, something like a 'trim all' at the end of a job can be instantly viewed and played out)
Technology speed improvements in alignment with any other processors — Moore's Law
No need to completely replace the Revo with a newer faster one next year — mix and match newer processors
Ease of maintenance — a fully loaded data Revo takes up 1U of rack space and is totally programmable
(Therefore, in the unlikely event of a fault the rack can be simply swapped out)
Extensive feature set — bezier primaries, 50+ layers of complex secondaries, tracking, shapes... to be continued
Infinitely expandable — any number of future features will have no effect on the performance
The open architecture opens the processing platform up to any third party algorithms Pandora choose to work with

And if that wasn't enough, the POGLE and Revo have the same historically proven control of all leading telecine's and their features, VTRs and Noise Reducers. And being truly real time means 'prep' and ingest of material is not a time consuming, laborious task.

Combine Revolution with YoYo and realise the power of a complete data management and DI colour suite.



Revolution boasts the most comprehensive set of real time features on the market for in-context, non linear data grading. Pandora can provide a system specified with a combination of some or all of the features - see the creative layers page - and various I/O configurations.

A sample of the features can be experienced with our interactive system demo that can be downloaded by clicking on the image opposite (23Mb) —>


Future Proof

All Pandora systems operate in real time all the time therefore any features purchased will always be balanced with sufficient processing power. There is no need to replace ALL the Revolution processors at any time as the architecture allows for 'mix and match' with the newer faster processors as they are released to the market - many commodity PC based systems are out of date soon after purchase (as with all PC's) quickly losing any competetive advantage over similar systems.


The subtlety, finesse and ergonomics are the signature of a Revolution system. We are continually developing new tools, exploring new approaches and refining existing features  working in close partnership with our extensive user base. We are always grateful for constructive feedback and ideas and welcome suggestions to further enhance the Revolution experience. Please send your thoughts and ideas to

Additional Detailed Information:


Revolution offers the Colorist a subtlety and finesse in it's range of tools unsurpassed. Whilst developing the technology it has also been a primary goal that performance should not suffer at the hands of feature ambition – 20 years ago the industry was working in real time and Revolution is the only software colour corrector capable of still doing so with all the features in use.


As with all of Pandora's systems, the architecture of the features is modular – from a dailies feature set to a fully loaded 'hero' suite configuration the core architecture remains the same.

To simplify the feature selection process we offer 4 entry points to the Revolution:

Revo CDL

Ideal for fast turn around dailies.

If paired with a T3 control surface it offers the most powerful, cost effective REAL TIME solution in the market.

With 3D look-up tables on the input and output, coupled with a read and write function for the ASC's CDL, bezier primaries, a six vector and a full power secondary inside and outside a shape this configuration is suited to dailies/rushes configurations.

This is Revolution stripped down for a purpose and being able to supply just the tools required is reflected in the price. The unit can easily be upgraded to add any or all of the additional layers without making any of the system redundant.


Base Grade

Ideal for dailies or match grades

This configuration is ideal for fast and cost effective turnaround of programmes without the niggles of time consuming preparation and ingest so often found with commodity PC solutions. Any of the configurations are equally at home working linearly or non linearly (with a YoYo) – instantly switch workflows from session to session without ingest delay!

Base Grade features a host of creative channels including a read and write function for the ASC's CDL, bezier primaries, 2 six vectors and a full power secondary inside and outside a shape. Additionally, there is a wipe function and FastTrack real time tracking making this system the foundation for the more complex feature sets that can be added at any time.

Easily network with other Revolution systems and share facility resources such as Noise Reducers.


Creative Grade

For commercials and broadcast applications

For relighting and creative grades this feature set offers over 30 layers of complex secondaries including the ASC's CDL, FastTrack real time tracking, wipe and numerous primaries.

For in-context grading add a YoYo to create an 'open' suite that can work directly from a SAN or attached media in real time. And because Revolution processes in real time you can instantly flick between cuts, versions and make global changes without ever having to wait for a frame to render – we don't render we process in real time! This also means that we can work with a single copy of the data and apply metadata rather than storing multiple versions 'just in case the client changes their mind at the last moment'.

Expand the creative layers at anytime by adding more channels as the need dictates.

Advanced Grade

The 'hero' suite.

More and more complex secondaries completely in real time, this set up is for the creative with an unquenchable thirst for power.

Building upon the Creative Grade, this configuration adds yet more layers of secondaries along with defocus on the key and image. It is still possible to add more although we are confident this set up offers enough power for the majority of briefs.

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