Included among the five winners of the 2015 HPA Engineering Excellence Award, sponsored by the NAB Show and being recognized tonight, is Dolby Laboratories, for its Dolby Vision projection system. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, the HPA acknowledged the technical brilliance as follows:
The Dolby VisionTM projector displays high dynamic range (HDR) images with a contrast ratio greater than 1,000,000:1 and projects a color gamut of Rec2020.
"Christie congratulates Dolby on this award, which reflects the close working relationship between Dolby and Christie, culminating in 2014 with the two parties co-designing new, proprietary HDR technology leveraging customized, high-frame-rate (HFR) capable Christie 4K laser projection heads," said Craig Sholder, EVP Business Development and Strategic Planning for Christie.
"Combined with Christie's 6P modular laser light sources, this technology delivers the high-contrast images and ultra-brightness that define Dolby Vision - the visual manifestation of Dolby CinemaTM - a premium cinema offering that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event," added Sholder.
The HPA Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in editing, sound, visual effects and color grading for work in television, commercials and feature films. A number of the Special Award winners have been announced previously, including Leon Silverman, recipient of the 2015 HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. ESPN Digital Center 2 will also be recognized with the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation, and five companies will be honored with Engineering Excellence awards; Canon, Dolby, Panasonic, Quantel and Sony Electronics.
The award will be presented to Dolby at the HPA Awards gala this evening - November 12th, 2015 - at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California.