HPA Announces Engineering Excellence & Judges Awards
Telestream: 16 bit 4:4:4:4 Transcoding Technology
Almost all Production workflows require that media be transcoded between formats as it flows from activity to activity and is resized for final viewing. Of primary importance is the quality of the resulting material. Telestream Vantage transcoders utilize an innovative 16bit YCrCbA 4:4:4:4 data paths to deliver the highest quality, and maintain the artistic intent of the submitted material.
"Telestream is honored to be recognized by the post industry and to receive this HPA Engineering Excellence Award,” said Dan Castles, CEO at Telestream. "Our longstanding commient to image quality and preserving the artistic integrity of the content being processed is paramount for Telestream and was the key driver for our development of the 16-bit 4:4:4:4 Transcoding Technology."
The HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production was conceived to recognize companies and individuals who have made significant achievements and pushed the envelope forward in post production, whether in creative storytelling and/or technical innovation.
The 2013 winner of the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production is:
Park Road Post Production: Next Generation Feature Film Workflow: Enabling HFR 48FPS Stereoscopic 3D On Set to On Screen
Park Road Post Production developed the world’s first end-to-end High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D workflow in support of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), directed by Peter Jackson. Partnering with some of the industry’s finest technology companies, Park Road delivered digital dailies, traditional and 48fps offline/online support, real-time collaborative finishing, and complex final deliverables.
Phil Oatley, Head of Technology, Park Road Post Production, commented, "Thank you HPA and the industry for recognizing the extraordinary work done to bring The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to cinemas worldwide in HFR-3D. Park Road has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the most innovative technology companies in the world today."
The 2013 HPA Awards show will be held November 7, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production will be bestowed upon their recipients at this gala event.
Source: Hollywood Post Alliance