×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sony, Canon, Dolby Among Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Honorees

Org hails "diverse and compelling array of entries"

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.

See More: Hollywood Post Alliance To Honor Disney’s Leon Silverman With Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Popular on Variety

More Artisans

  • Peaky Blinders Season 5

    Time-Jumping Season 5 of 'Peaky Blinders' Aims for a More Cinematic Look

    Cinematographer Si Bell was thrilled to learn he and director Anthony Byrne had been tapped to shoot the fifth season of BBC’s “Peaky Blinders,” but surprised to find out how free a hand executive producers Caryn Mandabach and Jamie Glazebrook were giving them to determine the scheme of their six-episode run. “I expected to meet the [...]

  • Ad Astra

    How 'Ad Astra' Production Crew Created Authentic Look for Brad Pitt Space Drama

    In “Ad Astra,” Brad Pitt’s astronaut Roy McBride crosses the solar system to find and confront his long-lost father, requiring the movie crew to create an authentic-looking future that conveys the theme of traveling long distances to learn the lesson that it’s where you started from that has the most value. “Visually, the aim was [...]

  • Women in Animation Logo

    WIA Partners With Animation Mentor, Toon Boom to Expand Scholarship Program

    Women in Animation has partnered with Animation Mentor and Toon Boom to expand the organization’s WIA Scholarship Program with workshops and software packages. WIA scholarships are given to animation students with a financial need and who demonstrate talent and passion for animation that will lead to a promising career in the field. The Animation Mentor [...]

  • Steven Poster ICG National President

    DP Steven Poster to Receive SOC Lifetime Achievement Award

    Stephen Poster, cinematographer on such classics as “Donnie Darko” and Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” will receive the Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Camera Operators at a ceremony on Jan. 18, 2020. SOC grants the award to an Individual who has served the community at large and/or the Society through outstanding service [...]

  • Swedes Call for Incentives to Keep

    Swedes Call for Incentives to Keep Potential Runaways at Home

    Horror film “Midsommar” did it last year. A new adaptation of the Swedish classic “The Emigrants” will do it next year. Prestigious productions that could have taken advantage of beautiful Swedish locations and craft expertise continue to run away to foreign locations for lower costs and tax incentives. Despite having a strong film industry creatively [...]

  • Game of Thrones

    Ireland Lures Filmmakers With Locations, Expertise and a 37% Tax Credit

    Few locations on earth can match Ireland’s proverbial 40 shades of green. In addition to its restful hues, the island nation also boasts alluring lakes, rugged windswept coasts, small charming hamlets, rustic farmhouses of aged stone, hilltop castles and breathtaking expanses of wild scrubland. Bustling and modern Dublin, Ireland’s capital, will be the largest English-speaking [...]

  • UNDONE Animated Series Amazon

    How Animated Series 'Undone' Used a Mix of Techniques to Tell the Mind-Bending Tale

    When Kate Purdy wanted to tell a story about the nature of reality, she knew she wanted to play with perception and time, fade in and out of memories and give voice to visions that only her main character could see. And it wasn’t long before the executive producer and co-creator of Amazon’s new series, “Undone,” [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content