2:15pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
ARRI, Disney, Dolby Among 3D Society's Tech Award Winners
Nineteen companies and organizations including ARRI, Disney and Dolby were recognized for “advancing entertainment through technology” at the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society’s fifth annual Entertainment Technology and New Product Awards on Wednesday during a luncheon at Paramount Pictures.
Among the recipients of the Society’s Lumiere Awards were projector maker Barco, which received the honor for its laser projector, aimed at improving the brightness for digital cinema; and Dolby, for its Dolby Vision system aimed at displaying images at an extended dynamic range.
Camera maker ARRI, Walt Disney Studios Technologies and research firm Fraunhofer Institute were honored for the development of a “trifocal” camera system that enables a “hybrid” 3D production by combining aspects of native 3D photography with conversion techniques.
U.K.-based Vision3 was honored for its post conversion management system that effectively tracks version, reviews and handling conforming. Aimed at allowing filmmakers to focus on the creative rather than the technology, it has already been used for Edge of Tomorrow and upcoming Jupiter Ascending.
The 4DX 4D theater system that was recently installed at Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14 was also feted during the ceremony.
A 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to stereoscopic imaging pro John Rupkalvis.
The complete list of recipients of Lumiere statuettes for entertainment technology were:
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 presented to
4DX – Cinema Innovation of the Year – 4D Movie Theater: Motion Seats and Environmental Effect Equipment, Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14
StereoLabs – Autostereo 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