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International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society Announces 2014 Award Winners

The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society has honored 19 companies and organizations for advancing the entertainment industry through technology at the society’s 5th annual Entertainment Technology and New Product Awards luncheon, held at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood on Sept. 24.

The society’s technology awards committee votes annually, selecting products and systems that improve the production of content.

“This year, our committee was amazed at the range of entries, from lasers to hologram technology,” said  Buzz Hays, society awards chairman and 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.”

“The 19 companies honored came from brilliant teams in ten countries including the U.S., China, Japan, Korea, England, Wales, France, Belgium, Germany, and Canada,” said society president Jim Chabin. “Hollywood and all of 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,” he added.

A 2014 lifetime achievement award was also presented to John Rupkalvis for his work in the development of motion picture and television products and systems.

Presenting the award, society co-founder Lenny Lipton said, “John is a legend to 3D and other hardware designers and inventors, but he isn’t well known to the fans and audiences who have thrilled at the on-screen magic that his technology has made possible over the last seven decades.”

The 2014 Technology Award Winners:

Lumiere™ Statuette Awards Were Presented To:

Adobe – Creative Cloud/Speed Grade

Barco – DP4K-60L Laser Projector

BitSpeed – Concurrency

Blackmagic Design – UltraStudio 4K

Walt Disney Studios – Trifocal Camera

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Intstitute – Trifocal Camera

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

Volfoni3D – SmartCrystal Diamond

New Product Awards Were Also Presented To:

4DX – Cinema Innovation of the Year – 4D Movie Theater: Motion Seats and Environmental Effect Equipment, Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14

StereoLabs – Quality Control Software of the Year – Verity

StereoLabs – Autostereo Workflow of the Year – First Live 3D Workflow for Glasses-free 3D Displays

SuperD – 3D Mobile Product of the Year – SuperD Glasses-free 3D Mobile Solution

zSpace – 3D Education Product of the Year – zSpace STEM Lab

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