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NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.



DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.





Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.



QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.



CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.




Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.



GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.



Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.



USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.



Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in over 80 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, Movie Transit (DCP Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaPOS (Point of Sale), RosettaLive (Event Streaming) and our pre-show products of Advertising Accord, Ad Transit and Smart Trailering.



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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.



Industry Partners



The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.



The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 



The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.
 




The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​





For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 

Shows & Events



CinemaCon 2021 has been scheduled for August 23-26, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 




ShowEast 2021,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Oct 18-21, 2021 at Loews Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.



CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 in Barcelona.  CineEurope promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations, cinematic technologies and innovations and educational seminars to keep your business on top of industry trends.



CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 


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Los Angeles—Sep 24, 2014

The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society Announces its 2014 Technology Award Winners

Fifth Annual Technology and New Product Award Winners Are Among Nineteen Companies from Ten Countries and Include SuperD, Disney, Dolby, Barco, Prime Focus World, and Panasonic
The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society honored nineteen companies and organizations today for “Advancing the Entertainment Industry through Technology,” during the Society’s 5th Annual Entertainment Technology and New Product Awards luncheon ceremony held at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.
 
The Society’s Technology Awards Committee votes annually in selecting products and systems, which through their “innovation and impact” make movies and content more exciting and successful.
 
“This year, our committee was amazed at the range of entries, from lasers to hologram technology,” said Society Awards Chairman Buzz Hays, Studio Chief of the True Image Company. “These are amazing technologies that will be captivating movie fans and TV audiences in the next few years.”
 
Honored with the Society’s Lumiere™ statuettes were Barco for it’s DP4K-60L Laser Projector, Walt Disney Studios Technologies and partners Arri and Fraunhofer Institute Berlin for their new Tri-Focal 3D Camera System, Dolby Labs for it’s new extended dynamic range Dolby Vision, Prime Focus World for it’s 3D Hybrid Stereo Pipeline, Volfoni 3D for it’s SmartCrystal Diamond theater system, Panasonic for three new 4K camera’s and recorders, and View Holographics from the UK for it’s hologram technology system.
 
“The nineteen companies honored came from brilliant teams in ten countries including the US, China, Japan, Korea, England, Wales, France, Belgium, Germany, and Canada,” said Society President Jim Chabin. “Hollywood and all of us in entertainment are being enriched by a truly global marketplace of brilliant new ideas for making our content more exciting for audiences everywhere,” he added.
           
A 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to John Rupkalvis of Los Angeles for his “pioneering development of motion picture and television products and systems.”
           
In presenting the award, Society Co-Founder Lenny Lipton said, “John is a legend to 3D and other hardware designers and inventors, but he isn’t well known to the fans and audiences who have thrilled at the on-screen magic that his technology has made possible over the last seven decades.”
 
The 2014 Technology Award Winners:
 
Lumiere™ Statuette Awards Were Presented To:
Adobe – Creative Cloud/Speed Grade
Barco – DP4K-60L Laser Projector
BitSpeed – Concurrency
Blackmagic Design – UltraStudio 4K
Walt Disney Studios – Trifocal Camera
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Intstitute – Trifocal Camera
ARRI – Trifocal Camera
Dolby Laboratories – Dolby Vision – EDR
DVS – Clipster
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute – STAN System
Gener8 – GPU-Accelerated Video In-Painting Occlusion Filling
MasterImage 3D – MI-HORIZON3D
Panasonic – 4K LUMIX, Digital Single Lens Mirror-less Camera DMC-GH4
Panasonic – 4K Wearable, Point-of-view Camera HX-A500
Panasonic – 4K VARICAM, High end production camera recorder AU-V35C1G/VREC1G
Prime Focus World – Prime Focus World Hybrid Stereo Pipeline
View Holographics – Holography
Vision3 – Post Conversion Management System
Volfoni3D – SmartCrystal Diamond
 
New Product Awards Were Also Presented To:
4DXCinema Innovation of the Year – 4D Movie Theater: Motion Seats and Environmental Effect Equipment, Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14
StereoLabsAutostereo Software of the Year – Verity   
StereoLabsAutostereo Workflow of the Year – First Live 3D Workflow for Glasses-free 3D Displays
SuperD3D Mobile Product of the Year – SuperD Glasses-free 3D Mobile Solution
zSpace3D Education Product of the Year – zSpace STEM Lab
 
 
The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society was founded by our industry's creative stakeholders, including The Walt Disney Studios, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Sony, Paramount, IMAX, Dolby, Panasonic, MasterImage and others to advance the creative arts and sciences of the advanced imaging industry, including: stereoscopic 3D, auto stereo, 4K, UHD, High Dynamic Range, and more. With chapters in the U.S., China, Japan, Canada, the E.U. and the U.K., the organization has more than 1,800 professional members in over 20 countries. The organization hosts professional education seminars and awards throughout the world. More info is at www.international3dsociety.com 
The Society’s Technology Awards Committee votes annually in selecting products and systems, which through their “innovation and impact” make movies and content more exciting and successful.
 
“This year, our committee was amazed at the range of entries, from lasers to hologram technology,” said Society Awards Chairman Buzz Hays, Studio Chief of the True Image Company. “These are amazing technologies that will be captivating movie fans and TV audiences in the next few years.”
 
Honored with the Society’s Lumiere™ statuettes were Barco for it’s DP4K-60L Laser Projector, Walt Disney Studios Technologies and partners Arri and Fraunhofer Institute Berlin for their new Tri-Focal 3D Camera System, Dolby Labs for it’s new extended dynamic range Dolby Vision, Prime Focus World for it’s 3D Hybrid Stereo Pipeline, Volfoni 3D for it’s SmartCrystal Diamond theater system, Panasonic for three new 4K camera’s and recorders, and View Holographics from the UK for it’s hologram technology system.
 
“The nineteen companies honored came from brilliant teams in ten countries including the US, China, Japan, Korea, England, Wales, France, Belgium, Germany, and Canada,” said Society President Jim Chabin. “Hollywood and all of us in entertainment are being enriched by a truly global marketplace of brilliant new ideas for making our content more exciting for audiences everywhere,” he added.
           
A 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to John Rupkalvis of Los Angeles for his “pioneering development of motion picture and television products and systems.”
           
In presenting the award, Society Co-Founder Lenny Lipton said, “John is a legend to 3D and other hardware designers and inventors, but he isn’t well known to the fans and audiences who have thrilled at the on-screen magic that his technology has made possible over the last seven decades.”
 
The 2014 Technology Award Winners:
 
Lumiere™ Statuette Awards Were Presented To:
Adobe – Creative Cloud/Speed Grade
Barco – DP4K-60L Laser Projector
BitSpeed – Concurrency
Blackmagic Design – UltraStudio 4K
Walt Disney Studios – Trifocal Camera
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Intstitute – Trifocal Camera
ARRI – Trifocal Camera
Dolby Laboratories – Dolby Vision – EDR
DVS – Clipster
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute – STAN System
Gener8 – GPU-Accelerated Video In-Painting Occlusion Filling
MasterImage 3D – MI-HORIZON3D
Panasonic – 4K LUMIX, Digital Single Lens Mirror-less Camera DMC-GH4
Panasonic – 4K Wearable, Point-of-view Camera HX-A500
Panasonic – 4K VARICAM, High end production camera recorder AU-V35C1G/VREC1G
Prime Focus World – Prime Focus World Hybrid Stereo Pipeline
View Holographics – Holography
Vision3 – Post Conversion Management System
Volfoni3D – SmartCrystal Diamond
 
New Product Awards Were Also Presented To:
4DXCinema Innovation of the Year – 4D Movie Theater: Motion Seats and Environmental Effect Equipment, Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14
StereoLabsAutostereo Software of the Year – Verity   
StereoLabsAutostereo Workflow of the Year – First Live 3D Workflow for Glasses-free 3D Displays
SuperD3D Mobile Product of the Year – SuperD Glasses-free 3D Mobile Solution
zSpace3D Education Product of the Year – zSpace STEM Lab
 
 
The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society was founded by our industry's creative stakeholders, including The Walt Disney Studios, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Sony, Paramount, IMAX, Dolby, Panasonic, MasterImage and others to advance the creative arts and sciences of the advanced imaging industry, including: stereoscopic 3D, auto stereo, 4K, UHD, High Dynamic Range, and more. With chapters in the U.S., China, Japan, Canada, the E.U. and the U.K., the organization has more than 1,800 professional members in over 20 countries. The organization hosts professional education seminars and awards throughout the world. More info is at www.international3dsociety.com


About Advanced Imaging Society: The Advanced Imaging Society was formed a decade ago to educate, demonstrate, and recognize emerging technologies to accelerate the success of next-generation consumer experiences. Founded by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Pixar, Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dolby, and other Hollywood stakeholders, the organization now includes Silicon Valley and tech companies NVIDIA, HP, Google, and Dell.  In addition to its annual awards, the Society produces seminars, educational videos, screenings, and aids in research. Advanced Imaging Society Directory page

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Against a backdrop of technological shift and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Advanced Imaging Society and Cinionic today announced a new podcast series to serve as a source for the vital conversation with key stakeholders in media and entertainment. The first episode to be released Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, on the Google, Apple and Spotify Podcast apps.

Jan 17, 2020 Walt Disney Imagineering to Be Honored at the 2020 Advanced Imaging Society’s 11th Annual Lumiere Awards at Warner Bros. Studios Wednesday, January 22.
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Sep 16, 2014 Barco’s Innovation and Vision Earn its Seat in the Executive Board of the International 3D Society & Advanced Imaging Society
Jan 19, 2011 International 3D Society to Host 3DNA® Two-Day Conference February 8 & 9, 2011
Oct 26, 2010 Consumer Demand Strong for 3D Movies
Sep 8, 2010 International 3D Society Announces 3D Technology Lumiere™ Award Winners
Jun 23, 2010 International 3D Society Commences 3D University July 17
Jun 10, 2010 International 3D Society Announce 2D to 3D Conversion Panel June 17
Apr 21, 2010 International 3D Society Announces 3D Technology Awards Call for Entries
Apr 7, 2010 3D Movies Have Generated 33% of Total Box Office Says International 3D Society Study
Mar 23, 2010 3D Movie Fans Expand Box Office Says International 3D Society Study
Feb 23, 2010 Avatar Wins Six “Lumiere Awards,” While Avatar and Coraline Win First-Ever “3D People’s Choice Awards” During Tonight’s Presentation in Hollywood of First Ever Honors from Newly Formed International 3D Society
Feb 17, 2010 International 3D Society Elects Executive Board
Feb 11, 2010 International 3D Society Awards February 23 at Mann Chinese Theatre
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