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2002 Technical Emmys awarded
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.”
For more information, visit www.emmyonline.org.
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