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What’s in store at the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat. And why it matters.

For more than 23 years, the HPA Tech Retreat has brought community and passionate conversation to the desert as attendees step away from their offices, studios and facilities to investigate and discuss – and often to debate – the rapid onslaught of technological changes that affect how stories are seen, heard and shared. It’s a unique, intimate event exclusively for those engaged in this expanding environment of media.  Over the years, a number of incredibly important advances from companies like Sony (OLED monitors, SE memory), Pansonic (Varicam and 3D), Real D (Ultimate Screen) and so many more have been seen first at the Tech Retreat.

Industry Beat

15th Annual VES Awards

Get your tickets now for the Visual Effects Society's 15th Annual VES Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel on February 7.  Join us as we honor Victoria Alonso and Ken Ralston and celebrate more than 20 categories of visual effects excellence.


WIP Members!  Are you attending the HPA Tech Retreat?

For the 5th year in a row, the WIP Luncheon is set to take place during the HPA Tech Retreat. For WIP members registered for the HPA Tech Retreat, mark your calendars, and watch for your invitation for the Thursday 23 February lunch. 

A Dazzling Night at the Eddies!

2016 was a spectacular year for editing, and it was a packed house to celebrate! Congratulations to all the EDDIE nominees and winners! See the full list here.

The nominations for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards are out!

Congratulations to all the nominees!

YEP Continues Momentum

Jesse Korosi (Director of Workflow Services at Sim) and Jennifer Zeidan (Media Systems Engineer, Industrial Light & Magic) head up the YEP initiative for HPA alongside WIP leaders Laura Thommen, Kari Grubin, and Belinda Merritt; HPA Board Member Loren Nielsen; and HPA President Seth Hallen.

Join us for a VR/AR Webinar!

Explore the rapid integration of virtual and augmented reality into entertainment applications in a free webinar led by Marci Jastrow (Technicolor Experience Center) and Lucas Wilson (SuperSphereVR).

Member News

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 Update Now Available

Blackmagic Design recently announced an update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 features support for the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, additional Rec. 2100 and 2020 support for high dynamic range workflows and more.


Avid and Al Jazeera Sign Global Enterprise Agreement and Announce Cloud-based Newsroom Project

Avid has signed a major framework agreement with Al Jazeera Media Network, further cementing the companies’ ongoing strategic relationship and enhancing Al Jazeera’s investment in Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and optimize media for its end-to-end news production infrastructure around the world. 

Technicolor PostWorks Prepares 10 Films for Sundance

Continuing its long-standing support for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York helped to prepare a combined 10 features and documentaries for screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. 


Avid Innovations Address Key Industry Collaboration Challenges

Avid recently announced several key innovations to the MediaCentral® Platform to address some of the industry’s most pressing collaborative challenges. 


Denice Angelo Named VP of Business Development at Testronic

Denice Angelo has been named vice president of Business Development at Testronic, the leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services and compliance for the film, television and games industries. 

MTI Film Continues to Streamline Film Restoration with DRS™Nova 2.3

MTI Film recently announced the release of DRS™Nova 2.3, a significant update to its industry-standard software for digital film restoration. The new release includes a host of new and enhanced features created in response to requests from restoration professionals worldwide.  

Interra Systems Launches ORION-OTT at BVE

Interra Systems will be exhibiting at BVE (stand N-29), demonstrating comprehensive, integrated, and intuitive QC/monitoring systems.  

WRAL-TV Selects Xytech’s Mediapulse to Keep Its Lede

WRAL, one of the country’s most respected and innovative television stations, has selected Xytech MediaPulse to manage the station’s production and news activities.  

HPA Events Calendar

20-24 February 2017

HPA Tech Retreat -  Indian Wells, CA

12-13 July 2017

HPA Tech Retreat UK - Oxfordshire, UK 

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