The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) announced the recipients of the 2015 HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The award was created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services for the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity. The honors will be bestowed during the 10th annual HPA Awards on Nov. 12, at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.
The winners of the 2015 HPA Engineering Excellence Award are:
Canon, 4K Cine Zoom Lens
The Canon Super 35mm 4K cinema zoom lens offers a 20:1 zoom range with a 1000mm telephoto capability. Its compact body is less than 16 inches long and weighs less than 15 pounds.
Dolby Laboratories, Dolby Vision Projector
The Dolby Vision projector displays high dynamic range (HDR) images with a contrast ratio greater than 100,000:1 and projects a color gamut of Rec2020.
Panasonic, 4K Camera Imagers
Panasonic’s Super 35mm 4K DCI imager, used in the Panasonic VariCam35 4K, features high dynamic range, high speed 4K 120fps, low noise and dual native ASA technology, resulting in switchable 800/5000 ISO.
Quantel, Pablo Rio 8K
Quantel’s Pablo Rio performs real-time 8K 60p editing, color correction and finishing. Its benchmark is set to work with uncompressed, full size 8k graphic files.
Sony Electronics, BVMX300 Monitor
Sony’s BVMX300 30 inch 4K OLED monitor displays full 4K (4096×2160) images as normal range or as high dynamic range at color gamuts exceeding DCI P3.
In addition, Colorfront will receive an honorable mention citation for its Interactive HFR Frame-Blending, which features real-time, interactive HFR frame-blending with a simple slider interface to control the amount of motion blur of a moving object.
“Every year, the HPA Engineering Excellence Awards attract the most interesting and intriguing submissions from a wide variety of companies,” said Joachim Zell, chair of the Engineering Excellence Awards committee. “This year we saw a particularly diverse and compelling array of entries, and the judging was difficult and close across the board. It is a testament to the incredible ingenuity of the engineering community that we saw such a competitive field.”