Academy awards DFT & Colorfront21 January 2010
With awards season getting into full swing, both DFT and Colorfront have won prestigious ‘Technical Oscars’ from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
First off, six employees of DFT Digital Film Technology are being honoured for their critical roles in the development of the Spirit 4K/2K Film Scanner and the LUTher Color Space Converter.
“These awards are highly respected within our industry and reward our employees for their hard work and contributions to the product development of Spirit 4K/2K and LUTher over the past years,” said Stefan Kramper, managing director of DFT Digital Film Technology. “Our customers expect high quality innovation from us and these awards motivate our developers to overcome technical boundaries to create market leading products.”
Meanwhile Colorfront’s software development team is also to be honoured with a Scientific and Engineering Award for the development of Autodesk’s Lustre grading system. Colofront’s Mark Jaszberenyi, along with software engineers Gyula Priskin and Tamas Perlaki, met in high school where they studied advanced mathematics and have worked together for a decade.
Colorfront’s managing director Aron Jaszberenyi commented: “To receive this accolade for DI innovation work is a great honour for our team. Their work had a dramatic impact on motion picture post, but the industry moves on and new challenges lie ahead. We use Lustre in our own DI grading theatres, complemented by the new software tools that our award-winning team are developing in-house to assist every aspect of pre-production, cinematography, dailies, conform, visual effects, DI and deliverables. Colorfront relies on these proprietary new technologies for a fast and efficient high-resolution workflow to serve our international production clients.”