TECH I NNOVAT ION AWARDS | SET- UP
Finally, we have the results of our inaugural Tech Innovation Awards, but instead of just listing them, here’s a bit more information... THE WINNER’S STORIES AWARDS
WORDS JULI AN M ITCHELL
T here is a danger in awarding prizes for products. There are inevitable comparisons to be concluded, and this is something we didn’t want to do with our first awards: the Definition Tech Innovation Awards. We wanted to dig a little deeper, and maybe reward research and development over marketing. We also wanted to make our categories purposefully unfocussed. A category like Capture, for example, included Cooke’s /i Technology and Radiant Images AXA rigs, but it was Red’s Gemini sensor that won. Colour Science is not an individual product, but as part of a camera’s sensor cluster chain, it’s a huge tool.
Optics is perhaps our only clear category and long may it remain that way. Codecs are a techy’s dream and this year has seen some major advances. Movement, again, is a wide choice, but look at the advances and you can’t really look past robotics. Playback is another category full of choices, but a 4K, 10-bit Teradek Bolt is hard to argue with. For Virtual, we are only touching the surface of what will become available – keep your eyes on Arraiy. For Lighting, we wanted all the modern technology wrapped up in the best practical help for modern lighting design: Cineo Lighting and NBCUniversal fitted the bill.
We wanted to reward research and development over marketing
JUNE 20 1 9 | DEF I N I T ION 13
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