Awards

Engineering Emmy Award Honorees

An Engineering Emmy Award is bestowed upon an individual, company or organization for developments in engineering that are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods, or so innovative in nature, that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.


The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award honors a living individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.

Year Honoree
2018 Wendy Aylsworth
2017 Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione
2016 John C. Malone
2015 Garrett Brown
2014 Laurence J. Thorpe
2013 Chris Cookson
2012 Dr. Richard Green
2011 Andy Setos
2010 Ron Estes
2010 Robert Seidenglanz
2008 Dr. Woo Paik
2007 Howard A. Anderson
2004 Les Paul
2003 Ray Dolby
2002 Charles Cappleman
2001 Gilbert P. Wyland
2000 Charles Mesak
1999 Charles A. Steinberg
1998 Yves Faroudja
1997 Richard E. Wiley
1996 Joseph Flaherty
1995 Julius Barnathan
1993 Richard S. O'Brien
1992 Kerns H. Powers
1991 Harry Lubcke


The Philo T. Farnsworth Award

The Philo T. Farnsworth Award honors an agency, company or institution whose contributions over time have significantly impacted television technology and engineering.

Year Honoree
2018 Avid
2017 Sony Corporation
2016 NHK's Science & Technology Research Laboaratories (NHK STRL)
2015 Grass Valley USA, LLC
2014 Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
2013 Sennheiser Electronic Corporation
2012 Eastman Kodak Company
2011 Time Warner and Time Warner Cable
2010 Digidesign
2010 Desilu
2009 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
2008 Evertz Technologies Limited
2004 Chyron Corporation
2003 Panavision


Engineering Emmy Award

Presented to an individual, company or organization for engineering developments that considerably improve existing methods, or innovations that materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.

Year Development Honoree
2018 Artemis Digital Director's Viewfinder Chemical Wedding
2018 cineSync Review and Approval Cospective
2018 Codex Recording Platform and Capture Media Codex
2018 Blue Mix-Fi Headphones Blue Microphones
2018 PRG GroundControl Followspot Production Resource Group, L.L.C.
2017 ARRI Alexa Camera System  
2017 Canon 4k Zoom Lenses  
2017 Fujifilm Fujinon 4k Zoom Lenses  
2017   Disney Global Localization
2017 McDSP SA-2 Dialog Processor  
2017 Development of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) The Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding
2017   Shotgun Software
2016   SyncOnSet
2016   Ncam Technologies
2016 Sony 2/3" 4K Imaging System  
2016   Saunders Electric
2016   Zaxcom, Inc
2016   Group It For Me!
2015 EdiCue Mark Franken
2015 SpeedTree Michael Sechrest, Chris King, and Greg Croft
2015 Structural Similarity (SSIM) Video Quality Measurement Model Zhou Wang, Alan Bovik, Hamid Sheikh and Eero Simoncelli
2014 Recommended Practice on Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
2014 High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) Intel Corp
2014 LDK6000, DPM CCD Multi-format HDTV Camera System Philips Professional Broadcasting
2014 Multi-format HDTV CCD Fiber Optic Camera System Sony Professional Solutions of America
2014 High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)  
2013 Aspera’s FASP Transport Technology Aspera Inc
2013 iZotope RX Audio Repair Technology iZotope
2013 Digital Dailies Josh C. Kline
2013 Previzion Virtual Studio System Lightcraft Technology
2013 YouTube YouTube
2012 Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
2012 ASC Color Decision List (ASC CDL) American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Technology Committee
2012 Colorfront On-Set Dailies Colorfront, Ltd.
2012 Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor Dolby Laboratories Inc.
2012 Netflix Streaming of Movies and Television programs Netflix, Inc.
2012 BVM E250 OLED Reference Monitor Sony Electronics Inc.
2012 Toon Boom Storyboard Pro Toon Boom Animation Inc.
2012 Truelight On-Set and Baselight TRANSFER FilmLight, Ltd.
2011 product development achievement for the iPad Apple, Inc
2011 LTFS (Linear Tape File System) IBM Corporation and Fox Group
2011 Single chip digital camera technology Panavision and Sony
2011 Ultimate Gyrostabilized Remote Controlled Crane Ultimate Arm
2011 Connected TV Yahoo!
2010 NEXUS Digital Audio Routing  
2009 Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer  
2009 Fujinon Precision Focus Assistance System  
2009 Henson Digital Puppetry Studio™ Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™
2009 Litepanels LED lighting products Litepanels, Inc.
2008 Deva Location Sound Recorder Glenn Sanders and Howard Stark of Zaxcom, Inc.,
2008 High Profile for H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC Joint Video Team Standards Committee (JVT)
2005 Dolby E Dolby Laboratories
2005 MobiTV MobiTV, Inc.
2005 Sprint PCS VisionSM Multimedia Services Sprint
2005 USAnimation Opus Toon Boom Animation Inc
2004 Dolby LM 100 Broadcast Loudness Meter With Dialogue Intelligence Dolby Laboratories
2004 The First 24P Digital Imaging System Sony Corporation and Panavision
2003 Dedolight 400 Series Lighting System Dedotec, USA Inc., Dedo Weigert
2003 24P HDTV Post-Production System Laser Pacific Media Corporation, Emory Cohen, Randolph Blim, Doug Jaqua
2003 Softsun Lightning Strikes, Inc., David Pringle, Leonard Pincus, Ashot Nalbandyan, Thomas Kong and George Johnson
2002 Boujou Automated Camera Tracker 2d3 Ltd.
2002 Final Cut Pro Apple, Inc.
2002 Arriflex Cameras ARRI
2002 The Digital Solution to Language Translation, Dubbing and Subtitling TM Systems
2002 Band Of Brothers Interactive Television Programming HBO Interactive Ventures
2001 2K Color Enhancement System daVinci Systems, Inc.
2001 Clairmont Camera lenses Clairmont Camera
2001 FireWire Apple, Inc.
2001 Pogle Platinum with MegaDef Pandora International
2001 Primo Lens Series Panavision, Inc.
2001 VARI*LITE Virtuoso Console Vari*Lite, Inc.
2001 WYSIWYG Cast Lighting, Ltd.
2000 Clairmont Camera's MovieCam Superlight  
2000 Dorrough Loudness Meter  
2000 Panavision Lightweight Camera  
1999 Sony's HDCAM HDW-500 Digital HD Studio VTR  
1999 The Optex Aurasoft Soft Light  
1998 Digital Projection International’s POWER Displays  
1998 Texas Instruments’ Digital Micromirror Device  
1998 Tiffen Filters  
1997 AJ-LT75 DVCPRO Laptop Editor  
1997 Grand Alliance Digital TV Standard  
1997 J. L. Fisher Camera Dollies  
1996 Digicipher Digital Television System  
1996 Supercomputer Assembly LaserPacific Media Corporation
1996 Powervu Digital Video Compression System  
1996 Profile Professional Disk Recorder  
1995 Barber Boom  
1995 MPEG Encoding Chip Set  
1995 Philips Ghost Cancellation  
1995 Tascam DA-88 Digital Multitrack Recorder  
1994 Kodak Keykode Edgeprint Film Numbering System  
1994 Vari-Lite VL5 Wash  
1993 Avid Media Composer.  
1993 Video Toaster  
1992 Invention and development of the post production sweetener Charlie Douglass
1992 Accom D-Bridge 122 Video Encoder  
1991 D/ESAM Digital Mixer Camera Platforms International, Inc.
1991 Vari-Lite Series 200 Lighting System  
1990 Klystrode UHF High Power Amplifier Tube and Transmitter  
1990 TBC Control System  
1989 Electronic Laboratory Pacific Video Inc.
1989 Steadicam  
1988 Recordable Laser Videodisc System Optical Disc Corporation
1988 DVR-1000 Component Digital VTR  
1987 D220 Dual Headed Video Disc Player fo  
1986 Design and implementation of electronic editing systems for film programs CBS, Sony and Cinedco
1986 Nagra Recorder  
1985 Auricle Time Processor  
1983 Eastman high speed color film 5294/7294 color negative film  
1982 Contributions to the art and development of videotape editing (posthumous) Hal Collins
1982 Dubner CBG-2 electronic character and background generator  
1981 Rank Cintel Mark III Flying Spot Telecine  
1980 Closed Captioning for the Deaf System  
1979 Automatic Scan Tracking System for helical video tape equipment  
1978 Ultimatte video-matting device Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers


Engineering Certificate

The Engineering Certificate honors those accomplishments which demonstrate a high level of engineering and are important to the progress of the industry.

Year Development Honoree
2011 Time Warner iPad app Time Warner
2011 Xfinity iPad app Xfinity
1984 60XL Color Correction System  
1983 ADO, a digital effects displaying capabilities with improved picture quality Ampex Corporation
1983 EC-35, a camera used for electronic cinematography  
1982 Development of crane systems Chapman Studio Equipment
1980 Pioneering development of digital video manipulation technology Vital Industries
1980 "409" and "TRACE" computer programs for off-line videotape editing  
1980 ECS-100 Video Tape Editing Systems  
1979 Magicam real time tracking of independent scenes system  


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