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2002 Technical Emmys awarded

October 4, 2002

Panasonic's AJHDC27 VariCam HD Cinema Camera won an Emmy for for developing a “practical variable frame rate video acquisition camera system that enables under and over cranking.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) awarded its Scientific Development and Technological Achievement Emmy awards at a black-tie ceremony Oct. 2 in New York. The ceremony recognized outstanding technology advancements in the professional broadcast and production industry.

Thirteen Emmys were awarded this year, in the following seven categories:

  • CBS was recognized for the “development and standardization of the alignment color bar test for television picture monitors.”

  • Panasonic Broadcast received a Technical Emmy for developing a “practical variable frame rate video acquisition camera system that enables under and over cranking;” namely the AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema Camera.

  • For the development of flat-panel plasma displays, the winners were: Fujitsu General America, Donald L. Bitzer, H. Gene Slottow and Robert H. Wilson.

  • Royal Philips Electronic/Thomson jointly won the Emmy for development and/or commercialization of the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.

  • Garret Brown and CF InFlight both won under the “development of remote-controlled cable-suspended moving camera-platform technology category.”

  • Proximity won the Technical Emmy for developing software that manages “graphical assets for broadcast."

  • Motorola’s Broadband Communications Sector and Thomson jointly took home the Technical Emmy for “development of the consumer set-top box for satellite and/or cable.”

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