SEATTLE — The Cintel film scanner from Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. of Port Melbourne, Australia, won the jury chair's award in the 2015 International Design Excellence Awards competition.
“Each year, IDEA recognizes the best of the best in design,” said Matthew Marzynski, 2015 IDEA jury chair. “Yet, even with all our best efforts, there is inevitably something that does not neatly fit into judging criteria, something that stands out but not in a way that anyone expected.”
The jury chair's award is an “opportunity to recognize unplanned serendipity,” Marzynski said in remarks during the Aug. 22 award presentation ceremony in Seattle's Benaroya Hall.
“For the past several years, [Blackmagic] has entered a remarkable collection of products into IDEA” competitions, Marzynski said. “I have watched jurors coveting their designs. Their products have that pure, lizard-brain, tech-lust, high-quality form and finish we love to see.”
The $29,995 Cintel film scanner can replace more expensive units and acquire real-time ultra-high-definition scans.
Blackmagic overmolds rollers of cast silicone rubber onto a machined aluminum core. The device has tinted acrylic doors and compression-molded polyurethane-coated silicone keys.
In addition to the jury chair's award, Blackmagic won gold IDEAs in the commercial and industrial category for the Cintel film scanner and in the entertainment category for its $5,995 Ursa feature-film production camera.
The Ursa's polymer components include PU-coated silicone buttons, an acetal polyoxymethylene door release latch, tinted acrylic light pipes and a flexible PU foam shoulder pad.
Blackmagic Design concentrates on serving the film and television industries and ships more than 150 product lines to 80 countries. Blackmagic has engineering and manufacturing sites throughout the U.S., China, United Kingdom and Singapore with its industrial design team headquartered at its research-and-development facility in Port Melbourne.