Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022
If you've been following us for awhile now, then you're probably aware of our annual NAB Awards of Excellence awards.
The Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional technological innovation and practice. Each year, ProductionHUB editorial staff and industry experts collaborate to carefully vet and choose the winners. This year, as we continue to navigate the pandemic, we are conducting the entire awards process virtually. Award recipients are trailblazers in technological growth, products that help streamline workflows for film and video production, as well as advance the art of cinematography.
ProductionHUB commends the recipients of the distinguished 2022 Awards of Excellence:
AJA - HELO Plus
HELO Plus is a compact, advanced H.264 streaming and recording stand-alone appliance. HELO Plus offers both SDI and HDMI I/O with the capability to stream up to 1080p60 to a Content Delivery Network and record simultaneously. Two separate streaming destinations can be set up and recordings can be made to a combination of SD card, USB storage and NFS or CIFS network storage. HELO Plus also provides Picture-In-Picture and graphics functionality in hardware for compelling presentations made simple.
ATOMOS - ATOMOS CONNECT
ATOMOS CONNECT is the ultimate accessory for the NINJA V/V+ and represents a profound shift in the way we conceive of devices for monitoring and recording. The ATOMOS CONNECT fits to the back of the NINJA V/V+ and features a 12G SDI input, ATOMOS AirGlu™ wireless sync timecode technology which enables direct, long-range communication between devices, multiple power options to accommodate a variety of on-set scenarios, plus Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth LE capabilities for flexible connections. When attached to the NINJA V/V+, the ATOMOS CONNECT transforms professional cinema, mirrorless, and DSLR cameras into fully connected devices that support a range of advanced cloud-based workflows.
Blackmagic Design - ATEM Constellation HD Switchers
Introducing ATEM Constellation HD, the world's most powerful HD live production switchers! These incredibly powerful HD switchers are available in 3 great models, including a 1 M/E model with 10 inputs, a 2 M/E model with 20 inputs and a massive 4 M/E model with 40 inputs! Plus each SDI input features a full standards converter! ATEM Constellation includes advanced features such as DVEs, ATEM advanced chroma keyers, media players, multiviews, and SuperSource processors! Plus the built in Fairlight audio mixer includes a compressor, limiter, 6 band parametric EQ and expander on each input. The free ATEM Software Control is included, or you can add a 1 M/E, 2 M/E or 4 M/E ATEM Advanced Panel!
Canon - AMLOS
AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) is a software-and-camera product suite being designed to support the modern hybrid meeting. It allows both in-person and remote participants to fully engage, providing an intuitive experience and customized views that promote collaboration.
Digital Glue & Breakthrough Photography - MC-1 B4 to RF Mount Adapter for RED
The invention of the B4 to RF mount saves DigitalGlue customers money by allowing them to purchase and use a RED camera without needing new lenses which are the most expensive part of the cinema camera assembly. The MC-1 mount allows HD, 120 fps on the RED Komodo and UHD, 60 fps utilizing a lenses doubler all while maintaining the lens’ zoom and aperture ranges. The RED Raptor enables HD 240 fps and UHD 120 fps through the utilization of a lens built-in doubler. Now, Broadcast organizations can achieve a cinematic look with upwards of 17 stops of dynamic range, smooth highlight roll-offs, and exceptional low light performance.
Frame.io - Camera to Cloud
Camera to Cloud eliminates the delay between production and post. Audio and video are instantly uploaded from the set to Frame.io between each take. Now everyone can collaborate right from the start.
Panasonic - KAIROS Live Production Platform
KAIROS is an IT/IP platform that gives production professionals unlimited control to deliver rich content to multiple screens and streams. Utilizing the power and flexibility of GPU and CPU processing KAIROS delivers unrestricted flexibility for the combination of many video and graphical sources.
SUMOLIGHT - SUMOMAX
The high-output, SUMOMAX LED light offers a distinctive hexagonal design, high lumen output and modular form factor. Designed for versatility, it can perform as a keylight, hardlight, punchlight, spacelight, or softlight.
LiveU - Lu300s
The most powerful small-sized portable 5G video transmission solution for broadcast operations and live coverage on-the-go. Providing reliable 4K 10-bit HDR broadcast-grade video over 5G and other cellular/IP networks at a fraction of the cost.
InvisiPro - InviziTrak
InviziTrak captures the tracking data in between the frames. The result? For each shot captured, you get TWO pieces of footage - one CLEAN and one with COMPLETE TRACKING DATA. This eliminates the need for post houses to remove tracking markers altogether, saving production money and allowing post-production to take on more work, faster. Additionally, on-set monitors always remain marker-free. InviziTrak stays hidden allowing creativity to be seen.
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