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.