Quantel has been awarded the International 3D Society’s 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Pablo 3D colour correction and finishing system.

The honour was bestowed for achievements in stereoscopic 3D for the period between 1980 and 2009.

“Recent advances in stereoscopic 3D are revolutionizing the entertainment industry, and we are proud to acknowledge the medium’s most innovative pioneers,” said 3D Awards committee co-chair and Oculus3D president Lenny Lipton.

“The groundbreaking work of these companies and professionals will influence motion picture storytelling for generations to come.”

Quantel R&D director Simon Rogers received the award.

He said:  “Everyone at Quantel is excited by Stereo3D, it’s something we have in common with the Society,” he said. “Another thing we share is the recognition that it’s quality Stereo3D that drives this business.

“When we first showed the Stereo3D Pablo in 2007, everything just took off. Now there are over 100 Stereo3D Pablos out there working on all kinds of quality projects across features and broadcast - literally right around the globe.

“There’s a revolution going on out there and we’re delighted that Pablo is helping the real creatives in all our customers make it happen.”

Quantel’s Pablo is used by a number of broadcasters and post facilities in the UK including LipSync and Pogo Films.