Eizo, Eluvio, Moxion and Carl Zeiss have been named recipients of the 2020 HPA Awards for Engineering Excellence, HPA said today. The awards, which recognize “creative artistry and innovation in the professional media content industry,” will be handed out during a virtual ceremony set for November 19.
The winning technology includes Eizo’s Prominence CG3146, a 31.1-inch HDR monitor with a new kind of calibration sensor built in near the top of the device. The built-in sensor is designed to replace third-party calibration devices, and saves its information to the monitor, eliminating the need to recalibrate when connecting the monitor to a different system.
Eluvio Content Fabric is an ultra-low latency video distribution platform that serves as a distribution back-end without sending media through cloud transcoding, CDNs, or other intermediate stops. Different deliverables can be assembled dynamically from source media and metadata without making redundant copies, Eluvio says. Content distribution rights and audience view tracking are built into the system.
Moxion’s Immediates technology allows near real-time review of newly acquired footage in production and post-production via the QTAKE video assist and Moxion’s cloud, as well as allowing footage to be returned to the cloud from post for access by production.
And Carl Zeiss’s eXtended Data lens metedata technology was cited for unifying two different sets of lens data (Cooke’s /i metadata and Zeiss’s own shading and distortion characteristics based on focal point and T-stop). The information is recorded alongside video files for access in post-production, where Zeiss’s lens plug-ins may be used by editors and compositors.
Honorable mentions were bestowed on Frame.io for its camera-to-cloud workflow and to Sohonet for its ClearView Flex remote production system.
As a sign of the times, HPA said the products were evaluated by judges who worked remotely, reviewing video presentations and participating in live virtual interactions. HPA said the awards will be presented this year in a virtual gala using an “engaging, interactive platform” to address a large online audience.
The HPA Awards are sponsored by Blackmagic Design, Dolby, Zeiss and Picture Shop.