The Society honoured 19 companies at the fifth annual Entertainment Technology And New Product Awards luncheon ceremony held at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.
“This year, our committee was amazed at the range of entries, from lasers to hologram technology,” said awards chairman Buzz Hays, studio chief of the True Image Company. “These are amazing technologies that will be captivating movie fans and TV audiences in the next few years.”
Barco received the Lumiere statuette for its DP4K-60L Laser Projector, while Walt Disney Studios Technologies and partners ARRI and Fraunhofer Institute Berlin earned an award for their Trifocal 3D Camera System and there was recognition for Dolby Labs for its extended dynamic range Dolby Vision.
Prime Focus World was honoured for its 3D Hybrid Stereo Pipeline, Volfoni 3D for its SmartCrystal Diamond theatre system, Panasonic for three new 4K cameras and recorders and View Holographics from the UK for its hologram technology system.
“The 19 companies honored came from brilliant teams in ten countries including the US, China, Japan, Korea, England, Wales, France, Belgium, Germany, and Canada,” said Society president Jim Chabin. “Hollywood and all of us in entertainment are being enriched by a truly global marketplace of brilliant new ideas for making our content more exciting for audiences everywhere.”
A 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to John Rupkalvis (pictured) of Los Angeles for his “pioneering development of motion picture and television products and systems.”
The 2014 Technology Award Winners:
Lumiere Statuette Awards went to:
Adobe – Creative cloud/speed grade;
Barco – DP4K-60L Laser projector;
BitSpeed – Concurrency ;
Blackmagic Design – UltraStudio 4K;
Walt Disney Studios, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Intstitute and ARRI – Trifocal camera;
Dolby Laboratories – Dolby Vision – EDR;
DVS – Clipster;
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute – STAN System;
Gener8 – GPU-accelerated video in-painting occlusion filling;
MasterImage 3D – MI-HORIZON3D;
Panasonic – 4K LUMIX, Digital single lens mirror-less camera DMC-GH4;
Panasonic – 4K wearable, point-of-view camera HX-A500;
Panasonic – 4K VARICAM, high-end production camera recorder AU-V35C1G/VREC1G;
Prime Focus World – Prime Focus world hybrid stereo pipeline;
View Holographics – holography;
Vision3 – Post conversion management system; and
Volfoni3D – SmartCrystal Diamond.
For the complete list of awards click here.