Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

SMPTE Members Win Two Oscars From AMPAS

News Image
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced that its members have been recognised with top awards — including two Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.

SMPTE member Larry Hornbeck of SMPTE Bronze Sustaining Member Texas Instruments earned the Academy Award of Merit, an Oscar representing the highest "Sci-Tech Award" bestowed by the Academy, for his invention of digital micromirror technology, which is at the core of the TI DLP Cinema projectors that have become the industry standard. SMPTE member David W. Gray also earned an Oscar, the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, for technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry. Gray is vice president of global services and industry relations at Dolby Laboratories, a SMPTE Diamond Sustaining Member, where he has worked on cinema sound technologies ranging from stereo optical soundtracks to digital sound on film to Dolby Atmos.

SMPTE Fellow Steven Tiffen of SMPTE Bronze Sustaining Member The Tiffen Company was recognized along with colleague Michael Fecik. They received an Award of Commendation for their efforts in developing dye-based filters that reduce infrared contamination when neutral density filters are used with digital cameras. The optical filters resulting from this work have become a staple for professional cinematographers.

Scientific and Engineering Awards were given to SMPTE Fellow Iain Neil for the optical design of the Leica Summilux-C series of lenses and to SMPTE member Brad Walker and his colleagues at Texas Instruments for the design and refinement of TI DLP Cinema projection technology.

Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

SMPTE's NAB 2015 Presence Signals Society's Leadership In Advancing The Industry
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) made an impact at the 2015 NAB Show with broad representation across exhibition floors
SMPTE Announces Annual Awards Recipients for 2017
SMPTE has revealed the individuals who will be recognized with 2017 awards as part of the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2
Brompton Technology Enables Cinematic First For Turkish Film Company
Pioneering Turkish virtual production house, MGX Studio, recently completed a ground-breaking cinematic project by delivering the country's first film
Brompton Technology Reveals Solutions At InfoComm
Brompton Technology revealed its latest solutions for video processing during InfoComm, North America's largest trade show for the professional AV ind
Creative Technology Provides Smooth Segue From SDI To IP
Creative Technology has implemented the proven combination of Imagine Communications' Selenio™ Network Processor (SNP) and Panasonic's KAIROS IP video
CVP To Showcase Technology At Euro Cine Expo
CVP will provide a unique showcase of the latest technology at the inaugural Euro Cine Expo which takes place from Friday 1st until Saturday 2nd July
SMPTE Unveil 2017 NAB Services
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has unveiled details of the events and resources it is offering at the 2017 NAB Show ne
SMPTE Unveils 2016 Directors And Governors-At-Large
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Board of Governors has named the its 2016 directors and appointed two new governors-at-
FOR-A And InSync Technology To Exhibit At MPTS
FOR-A and InSync Technology will be exhibiting together at MPTS for the first time strengthening their partnership and engineering collaboration with
Mo-Sys Engineering To Highlight Virtual Production Technology Stack
Mo-Sys Engineering is to highlight how its comprehensive Virtual Production technology stack can benefit broadcasters and news providers at the Media
Mo-Sys Engineering To Highlight Virtual Production Technology Stack
Mo-Sys Engineering will highlight its comprehensive Virtual Production technology stack at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022, where it is co-exhibi
VITEC Wins 2022 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award
VITEC has been presented with a 2022 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award at the 73rd annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony held in Las
Harmonic Adds Support For HDR10+ Technology
Harmonic has added support for HDR10+ technology to its VOS®360 cloud streaming platform and XOS software-based advanced media processing solution, en
PBT EU Announces Technology Partnership With OOONA
PBT EU has announced a technology partnership with OOONA, the global provider of professional management and production tools for the media localizati
Clear-Com To Attend Media Production & Technology Show
Clear-Com will be in London May 11 – 12 for the Media Production & Technology Show (MPTS), exhibiting their latest in broadcast, TV and Film productio