Cinnafilm’s PixelStrings Earns 2018 HPA Engineering Excellence Award
Randy Martin, Laquie Campbell, Ernie Sanchez, and Lance Maurer collect the HPA award.
Cinnafilm wins a third engineering award from the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) for PixelStrings, which provides all the company’s video conversion and optimization tools in a cloud platform, providing simple delivery for OTT and more with scalable video conversions in the cloud.
With years of expertise gained building out complex solutions for cinema, broadcast, and now OTT, “we’ve been quietly developing PixelStrings as our superset of ideas and experiences ” says Cinnafilm CEO Lance Maurer. “Winning the HPA Engineering Excellence Award is such an amazing honor for us.
Cinnafilm, software is used every day by over 600 facilities around the world, ensuring the highest image quality and playback for distribution of everything from restored classic titles to major new releases and documentaries, and is trusted for global events such as the World Cup and the Olympics. PixelStrings now enables independent filmmakers, archivists, and production outfits of any size to achieve the same brilliant post production results that power major networks and Hollywood studios.
With PixelStrings, anyone can access enterprise-grade image and video optimization using Cinnafilm tools in the cloud. The tools, Tachyon, Dark Energy, Wormhole, and RadiantGrid address issues facing video delivery like frame rate conversion, runtime constraints, artifacts, noise, telecine issues, and scaling, for stunning results from any browser.
Cutting-edge updates on PixelStrings can improve any workflow, at scale, with cost saving, pay-as-you-go conversions in the cloud. “With the evolution of online streaming services, and independent film running alongside major Hollywood blockbusters, we’re excited to see how creators will leverage the platform over the next year,” said Maurer.
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