(Burbank, California--October 20, 2010) Cinema Without Borders, an independent publication dedicated to international cinema, has announced the HP Z Workstation Series, in combination with NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, as the most ideal and cost-effective Film Editing system for independent and international filmmakers.
The 2010 iteration of the prestigious Seal of Excellence award, received by the Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival in 2008, is bestowed upon HP, NVIDIA and Adobe for offering Excellence in film editing tools.
“Our team of editors, reviewers and experts examined and reviewed an HP Z400 System armed with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 professional graphics card and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 for over seven months for digital film editing and unanimously decided to grant our Seal of Excellence to HP, NVIDIA and Adobe for providing an opportunity for thousands of filmmakers in the U.S. and around the world to have more room for their own creativity,” explained Bijan Tehrani, Editor in Chief of Cinema Without Borders. “We are deeply impressed by the smooth performance and power of the HP Z400 and its affordable pricing. NVIDIA also continues to offer cutting-edge technology to the filmmaker community with the Quadro FX series. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5's Mercury Playback Engine and ease-of-use makes all that was considered impossible in video editing, possible.”
“HP continually invests in research and development, innovating on top of our industry-leading workstations to provide an undeniably differentiated experience to our customers,” said Jeff Wood, director of Worldwide Marketing, Workstations, HP. “The Seal of Excellence award validates HP’s commitment to providing our customers with the ultimate in power and reliability.”
“We worked closely with Adobe to dramatically accelerate post-production workflows for the Mercury Playback Engine using CUDA on Quadro,” said Andrew Cresci, general manager, vertical market solutions, NVIDIA. “With this award, Cinema Without Borders confirms that users truly benefit from this breakthrough, real-time video editing solution. We recently launched the new Quadro 5000 and Quadro 4000 pro graphics cards, which are based on our NVIDIA Fermi architecture, so future results are sure to be even more impressive.”
“Adobe is committed to helping filmmakers craft great stories and accelerate their post-production workflows,” said Scott Morris, director of product marketing for Adobe’s video solutions. “We’re thrilled to see the industry’s reaction to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and the Mercury Playback Engine, and honored to be recognized—along with HP and NVIDIA—for shaking up the industry and redefining the video editing process.”
About Cinema Without Borders
Cinema Without Borders (CWB) is an online film magazine whose team of multi-national contributors highlights a broad selection of world cinema and emerging filmmakers. Drawing its strength from diverse communities of international filmmakers, film students, film festival organizers and film industry professionals, the Hollywood-based CWB offers a unique online platform for peer reviews and information about movies and film-related events.