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(Photo by Burr/PictureGroup)

(Photo by Burr/PictureGroup)

Oscars and Berlin Biennale awards are nothing new for Hungarian film professionals, but rare is the occasion when we get to announce a locally earned Emmy (the major US television broadcasting prize). But October saw the Primetime Engineering Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for On-Set Dailies go to Hungarian company Colorfront. According to the Colorfront website, the award is presented “to an individual, company or organization for engineering developments so significant an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.”

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences had this to say in its decision, “Colorfront On-Set Dailies has ‘allowed high-end episodic television shows, that switched to digital file-based workflows, to process and deliver multiple hours of footage each day, so that dailies requirements could remain unchanged, and deliver color-graded, sound-sync images with burn-ins in multiple file formats for editorial, production review, DVD’s, viewing copies etc.’”

The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards was held on October 20 in Los Angeles.

Colorfront is based in Budapest and was founded in by brothers Aron and Mark Jászbérenyi. The post-production facility is no stranger to being honored: its research and development team earned an Academy Award in 2010 for the development of the Lustre, Autodesk’s DI grading system, used in Pirates of the Caribbean, amongst other films.

Colorfront is also quite active on the film scene in Hungary. Recently they lent their talents to The Borgias series, as well as John Cusack’s feature length film The Raven, in addition to The Three Muskateers 3D, and Selena Gomez-starring comedy Monte Carlo.

Congratulations to Colorfront for their innovations and for bringing so much prestige and attention to good work done on the technical side of film.

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