Fujinon, Canon Awarded Technical Emmys

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded both Fujinon and Canon with Technical Emmys for broadcast innovations.

Fujinon was recognized for its for "Lens Technology Developments for Solid State Imaging Cameras in High-Definition Formats." This year's ceremony was held Sept. 29 at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, N.J.

Fujinon developed its "GO-Technology" and Precision Focus Assist System to address technical issues with optical performance, in terms of lens resolution, chromatic aberration and distortion.
The Precision Focus Assist System was designed to improve the quality of HDTV image capture in field and studio applications. It's a built-in feature that addressed precise focus issues in HDTV production stemming from the format's shallow depth of focus and the lack of size and resolution in camera viewfinders. Although not an autofocus system, the Precision Focus Assist System is a focus assist that precisely adjusts the lens for optimum focus.

The Academy awarded Canon for its engineering creativity in "Lens Technology Developments for Solid State Imager Cameras in High Definition Formats."

Yoroku Adachi, president and CEO of Canon U.S.A. said he was pleased that Canon was recognized by the industry.

"The high definition lenses that we now offer for all categories of HD cameras and camcorders are the result of our ongoing dialog with the international broadcast and production communities and our long and continuous pursuit of optical excellence," he said.

In 1996 Canon received a technical Emmy award for its developments in implementation of lens technology to achieve compatibility with CCD sensors.