ARRI, Disney, Dolby Among 3D Society's Tech Award Winners

Trifocal Camera - P 2013
Courtesy of Franhofer

Trifocal Camera - P 2013

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