PFW’s Stereo Conversion Process receives Lumiere™ Technology Award

The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society held its 5th Annual Entertainment Technology and New Product Awards at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood on Wednesday 24 September.  The Society honored 19 companies and organizations for advancing the entertainment industry through technological developments, including Prime Focus World.

“These are amazing technologies that will be captivating movie fans and TV audiences in the next few years,” said Society Awards Chairman Buzz Hays.

Prime Focus World received a Lumiere™ statuette award for its ‘Hybrid Stereo Pipeline’, the technology behind PFW’s stereo conversion work on shows such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Edge of Tomorrow, Maleficent, and Gravity. The ‘Hybrid Stereo Pipeline’ toolset is the product of years of stereo knowledge and experience, giving filmmaking partners full creative control over the stereo depth in their movies, within the most challenging timelines and at levels of quality and accuracy that are unbeatable in the industry.

Accepting the award for Prime Focus World were Rajat Roy, Global Technical Supervisor, and Developer Laszlo Rikker. The technology team, which is also led by Eoin Greenham, Global Head of View-D™ Pipeline, is currently in development on a number of new initiatives for the PFW stereo pipeline, including a project with camera manufacturer ARRI to develop in-camera depth capture, for which the team presented their findings at CINEC in Munich earlier this week.

For a full list of the event’s honorees click here.