StudioDaily announced the call for entries for the seventh annual StudioDaily Prime Awards

StudioDaily is seeking the top new products representing cutting-edge thinking and high-end craftsmanship in the production and post-production industries

New York, NY, November 14, 2017 – StudioDaily announced the call for entries for the seventh annual StudioDaily Prime Awards, adding four new categories recognizing achievement in truly bleeding-edge technology plus a new section of the awards looking at the best representations of new technology on screen.

The Prime Awards honor the latest, groundbreaking tools for content creation, including the latest hardware and software enabling 8K production, HDR workflow, VR and AR, and virtual production. StudioDaily is accepting entries through Friday, December 8. Winners will be announced at a special awards event during NAB Show, April 7-12, 2018.

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“The scope of change has never been broader in the media industry, with this year seeing massive forward strides in technology supporting higher resolution, wider color gamuts, and more immersive experiences than ever before,” said StudioDaily Editorial Director and Associate Publisher Bryant Frazer. “For the seventh year running, our judges are looking forward to getting their hands on the latest boundary-pushing media creation technology.”

2018 Prime Awards Categories

Technology On Screen — Recognizing the Best Use of New Products As Seen in Finished Projects.

  • Cameras, Lenses, Grip and Lighting.
  • Audio Recording and Mixing/Sound FX/Foley.
  • Manipulating the image or adding elements that take narrative to the next level.
  • Stock Footage/Library Music/Custom Score.

Bleeding Edge — Tools and Technology That Map Out Uncharted Territory

  • 8K+ Production and Post
  • HDR Workflow
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Production

General Categories

  • Audio (Production and Post-Production)
  • Cameras
  • Camera accessories/support
  • Collaborative workflow tools/platforms
  • Dailies/File Delivery
  • Drones, UAVs and accessories
  • Displays/monitoring
  • Finishing/Color-Grading
  • IO/transcoding/encoding
  • Lighting
  • Lenses
  • NLEs and Other Editorial Software/Plug-ins
  • On-Set Recording/Color-Grading
  • Routers/Switchers
  • Storage hardware and software
  • VFX/Animation
  • Other/Uncategorizable

Presented by StudioDaily, the awards are open to all individuals and teams worldwide. Finished products must ship to paying customers (not beta sites) between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018. For the Technology On Screen category, the media in question must have been released in theaters, broadcast on television or via OTT and similar services, or streamed online during the same timeframe. The deadline for this program is Friday, December 8. Enter Online Now.


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