2002 Engineering Emmys Awarded

This year's 2002 Engineering Emmy Award Winners received their commendations on Wednesday, August 21 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Also presented were an engineering plaque and the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

Emmy statuettes for engineering go to individuals or organizations for technical improvements or innovations that affect the transmission, recording or reception of television. The winners of this year's award are:

* TM Systems' Digital Solution to Language Translation, Dubbing and Subtitling - an integrated, nonlinear language localization software system.
* Apple's Final Cut Pro - a one-application, any-format editing system.
* 2d3 Ltd.'s Boujou Automated Camera Tracker - an innovation that provides faster automatic shot tracking.

An engineering plaque for accomplishments that demonstrate a high level of engineering that are important to the industry -- but on a different level of technology and importance than the Emmy -- was given to Barber Technologies' EZ Prompter, a small, ultralightweight teleprompter.

ARRI Inc.'s Arriflex cameras received a Lifetime Achievement Award for 50 years of technological contributions to the industry.

The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors individuals whose contributions over a long period have significantly affected TV technology and engineering, was awarded to Charles "Capp" Cappleman, the executive vice president of West Coast operations and engineering at CBS Television City. He is best known for the creation of the new studio building at CBS Television City in 1992, among other engineering accomplishments.