The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
NAB Show returns as the sponsor of the HPA Engineering Excellence Awards, which will be bestowed during the HPA Awards gala on November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
The winners of the 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Award are:
Aspera FASP Stream, Grass Valley, GV Node Real Time IP Processing and Edge Routing Platform, RealD Ultimate Screen, and SGO Mistika.
Joachim Zell, Chair of the Engineering Excellence Awards Committee, commented, “The Engineering Excellence Awards offer us the opportunity to see up close what innovations our colleagues are working on and get an advance look at the impact of their creativity on the future of the industry. The Engineering Excellence entries often go on to have significant impact on how we work. This year brought incredible submissions that made judging a real challenge. On behalf of the HPA, and the judges, we were impressed with every presentation, and offer sincere congratulations to the winners and to their worthy competitors.”
In addition to the Engineering Excellence Awards, the HPA Awards will recognize excellence in 12 craft categories that include color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects. Herb Dow will receive the HPA 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award and Michelle Munson has been named as recipient of The Charles S. Swartz Award. The winner of the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation will be announced shortly.