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Television Academy Announces Recipients of the 69th Engineering Emmy Awards

The Television Academy has announced the recipients of the 69th Engineering Emmy Awards honoring an individual, company or organization for developments in broadcast technology.

This year, the awards ceremony, held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel October 25th, were hosted for the second consecutive year by CBS Criminal Minds star Kirsten Vangsness.

This year, along with The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award andThe Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award, the academy awarded seven Engineering EmmysThe awards are presented to an individual, company or organisation for engineering developments that considerably improve existing methods or innovations that materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.    

Award Winners:

ARRI Alexa Camera System — recognising the dynamic and transformative ARRI Alexa camera system's digital imaging capabilities and completely integrated post-production workflow.

Canon 4K Zoom Lenses and Fujinon 4K Zoom Lenses — recognising their development of 4K field production zoom lenses — for large sensor or super 35mm cameras — which provide imagery that could previously only be accomplished with prime lenses.

Emmy Statue

Emmy Statue

Disney Global Localization — recognising Disney's pioneering system and technology, which enables both the efficient creation of foreign language dubs and subtitles, and their global release.

McDSP SA-2 Dialog Processer — recognising their digital simulation of the original Sonic Assault box, which enabled the integration of analog technology in contemporary digital mixes, and inaugurated the SA-2 dialog processor as an integral part of the workflow for television mixers.

High-Efficiency Video Coding — recognising the development of High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), which has enabled efficient delivery in ultra-high-definition (UHD) content over multiple distribution channels. The Emmy goes to the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding, a group of engineers from the Video Coding Experts Group of the International Telecommunication Union and the Moving Picture Experts Group of the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission for the development of High Efficiency Video Coding.

Shotgun Software — Awarded for Shotgun Software's production management platform, which has become a ubiquitous and important tool in the complex world of visual effects production. Recognising its ability to connect dispersed teams throughout the production process while providing a centralised hub from producers, managers, directors, artists and supervisors.

Leonardo Chiariglione will receive the 2017 The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which honours a living individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.

Sony Corporation will receive the 2017The Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award, which honors an agency, company or institution whose contributions over time have substantially impacted television technology and engineering.

The 69th Engineering Emmy Awards are overseen by Chair Barry Zegel and committee members Wendy Aylsworth, Ruth Adelman, Stuart Bass, Chris Cookson, Jim DeFilippis, Frank Morrone, Leon Silverman, David Stump and Craig Weiss. 

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