Sony, Canon, Dolby Among Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Honorees

Org hails "diverse and compelling array of entries"

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Canon, Dolby, Panasonic, Quantel and Sony have been named as 2015 recipients of the Hollywood Post Alliance’s Engineering Excellence Award.

Canon is honored for its 4K Cine Zoom Lens, a lightweight, compact lens offering a 20:1 zoom range with a 1000mm telephoto capability.

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Dolby Laboratories is recognized for its Dolby Vision Projector that displays high dynamic range (HDR) images with a contrast ratio greater than 100,000:1 and projects in the Rec. 2020 color gamut.

Panasonic drew honors for its 4K Camera Imagers. The 35mm 4K DCI imager is used in the Panasonic VariCam35 4K and includes high dynamic range, high speed 4K 120fps, low noise and dual native ASA technology, resulting in switchable 800/5000 ISO.

Quantel’s Pablo Rio 8K is recognized for its real-time 8K 60p editing, color correction and finishing. Its benchmark is set to work with uncompressed, full size 8k graphic files.

Sony Electronics will honored for its BVMX300 Monitor, a 30 inch 4K OLED monitor that shows full 4K (4096 x 2160) images as normal range or as high dynamic range at color gamuts exceeding DCI P3.

Honorable Mention goes to Colorfront for its Interactive HFR Frame-Blending. The feature includes real-time, interactive HFR frame-blending with a simple slider interface to control the amount of motion blur of a moving object.

“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,” said Joachim Zell, chair of the Engineering Excellence Awards Committee.

The HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation has yet to be announced. The HPA Awards will recognize 12 additional categories including color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects.

The 10th annual HPA Awards will be held on Nov. 12 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.