StudioDaily Announces Winners of Fourth-Annual Prime Awards
HP Z840, Adobe Creative Cloud and Sony PXW-FS7 Take Top Honors
HP’s Z840 desktop workstation, Adobe Creative Cloud, and the Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM camera system won top honors in the fourth annual StudioDaily Prime Awards, announced during a special presentation on the show floor at NAB. Those three were named the most outstanding products, or “Best in Show,” by a panel of judges convened by StudioDaily to evaluate the best of production and post-production technology introduced during 2014.
Other winning products this year include, in post-production hardware, the AJA Io 4K, the Avid Pro Tools | S6 console, the Dalet Brio broadcast video server, Macom’s 12G-SDI chipset, the ProMAX Platform Portable workflow server, and Quantum’s StorNext Pro solutions. Winners in post-production software were DaVinci Resolve 11, DFTi Critique cloud-based review and approval, Imagine Products PreRoll Post LTFS Archive System, Imagineer Systems Mocha Pro 4, and Red Giant Universe.
Winners in the category of production tools were the ARRI Amira camera system, the ARRI SMB-1 studio matte box, the ARRI UWZ 9.1–18/T2.9 ultra-wide zoom lens, the Lowel Prime Location LED light, Tiffen’s XLE filter series, and the VariCam 35 4K camera and recorder.
In addition, DI colorist Michal Herman of Poland’s DI Factory received a Prime Award honoring his work in 2014, which included color-grading the monochrome film Ida, a Polish-language feature that earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography and won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
The StudioDaily Prime Awards, hosted this year by The Studio-B&H, spotlight engineering excellence, usability and value in technology products shipped during the preceding calendar year. Judges evaluated entries based on the criteria of Features, Innovation, Value, and Ease of Use. A range of finalists was …read more