Wohler and Cinnafilm will receive a 2014 Engineering Excellence Award from the Hollywood Post Alliance for their Tachyon Wormhole system.
A joint venture of Wohler Technologies and Cinnafilm, Tachyon Wormhole is a 100 percent file-based standards conversion and retiming transcoder that gives content creators and broadcasters the flexibility to adjust projects to hit a specific time budget while creating final deliverable assets.
The HPA Engineering Excellence Awards spotlight companies and individuals that draw upon technical and creative ingenuity and apply it to real-world postproduction demands while raising the profile of breakthrough technologies. The awards will be presented November 6 during the ninth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
"The HPA Engineering Excellence Award is a tremendous honor and true recognition of the technology innovations Wohler and Cinnafilm have achieved with Tachyon Wormhole," said Craig Newbury, vice president sales, Wohler. "Tachyon Wormhole is a truly file-based solution that enables users to insert additional ad spots seamlessly and to reduce and expand content runtime for international distribution without editing and repurposing media."
"We are excited to extend Tachyon functionality into the retiming market, and we are tremendously honored the HPA has recognized the significant achievement Tachyon Wormhole represents," said Ernie Sanchez, vice president at Cinnafilm. "Tachyon Wormhole enables up to a plus or minus 10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving not only video and audio quality, but also closed caption integrity."