“Lumiere™ Awards” Honor 3D Technologies

Panasonic Corporation and Chris Condon Receive 3D Society Honors

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 20, 2010 — The International 3D Society presented Panasonic Corporation and Chris Condon with awards for “breakthrough” innovation and 3D achievement at the 3D Technology Awards last night at the Hollywood Mann Chinese Theatre.

October 19, 2010 - LOS ANGELES. Buzz Hays, Chair of I3DS and Senior Executive Producer of Sony Techn ...

October 19, 2010 - LOS ANGELES. Buzz Hays, Chair of I3DS and Senior Executive Producer of Sony Technology Center, at the International 3D Society Technology Awards. Photo (c) Alex J. Berliner/ABImages All rights reserved.

The first 3D Technology Awards honored individuals and organizations whose contributions advance the stereoscopic medium. Eighteen different technologies were recognized.

Panasonic Corporation received the organization’s first “Charles Wheatstone” Award honoring its advocacy, technology and consumer engagement in the development of the stereoscopic 3D products. Chris Condon was honored with the “Charles M. Brewster” Award for lifetime achievement. Condon, whose work in 3D filmmaking spans 50 years, is the first individual to be honored for a lifetime of 3D innovation.

There were three categories of 3D Technology Awards presented: Century, Lumiere, and Gold. The Century Award is the highest honor for a company or individual recognizing major contributions over the past thirty years; Lumiere Award and Gold Award recipients are recognized for more recent accomplishments.

IMAX, RealD and Texas Instruments were honored with the Century Award. IMAX was honored for its “Solido Systems” technology, RealD for its “Cinema System” digital 3D projection technology, and Texas Instruments was recognized for its “DLP Cinema” technology.

Listed below are the Lumiere Award winners.

          3ality Digital           Autodesk           Dolby Laboratories
Steve Hines In-Three MasterImage 3D
Nvidia Quantel Sassoon Film Design
Sony Pictures Imageworks The Walt Disney Studios XpanD

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