October 30, 2007


A presentation and judging session was held earlier this month where participants were given a chance to show how their solution made a  significant step forward for the post production industry. The entry process was open to any individual, group or company meeting the submission guidelines.

Quantel was recognized for its Genetic Engineering, an all-new linking infrastructure for post production and digital intermediate processes. The solution is described as being more than a SAN, combining realtime performance with an on-demand, open platform. 

"We are honored that the HPA is recognizing this work, which helps solve some of the challenging teamworking issues that many of our customers face" says Mark Horton, Quantel's strategic marketing manager. "Part of the uniqueness of Genetic Engineering is that, as well as offering Quantel teamworking, it is completely open to third party systems, with no license or special APIs. This makes it genuinely open and a wholly new approach to workflow, all the way to 4K and stereoscopic 3D. The team here are delighted that the HPA has recognized it in this manner."

The HPA also honored New Zealand-based KIWA International with Special Recognition for their VoiceQ product, a New Zealand-patented software solution for dubbing voices onto films and television programs. VoiceQ is a translation and cueing software solution that streamlines the process of replacing dialogue on moving images.

The HPA Awards will be held on Thursday evening, November 1st, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The Awards will honor professionals working behind the scenes in categories such as color grading, audio, visual effects composition and editorial for television, feature films, and spots.