Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy winners announced

The 74th Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Awards have announced this year’s honourees for developments in broadcast technology. Recipients to be recognized include Dr. Paul E. Debevec, winner of the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, for his groundbreaking work in high dynamic range imaging, image-based lighting and photogrammetry, essential techniques used in computer graphics for VFX and Virtual Production; and ARRI, awarded the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award for more than a century of designing and manufacturing camera and lighting systems as well as systemic technological solutions and service networks for a worldwide complex of film, broadcast and media industries. Seven Engineering Emmys will also be presented. The winners are Mark Hills and Marc Bakos for the Cleanfeed remote audio review/recording system; disguise Systems for the disguise platform, an advancement in image processing that incorporates elements of video playback and real-time technology to improve interaction between computer graphic elements, digital images and environments, physical actors, props, and practical sets; Industrial Light & Magic for the StageCraft virtual production tool suite; Geoffrey Crawshaw and William Brinkley for the Leostream remote access software; Shure for the Axient Digital wireless audio system; Sohonet for the ClearView Pivot remote collaboration tool, allowing the user to stream colour and frame-accurate footage in 4K HDR, 12-bit color depth and 4:4:4 chroma sampling in real time with ultra-low latency; and Stype Cajic, Andrija Cajic, Daniel Kruselj and Ivica Antolkovic for the stYpe suite of optical/camera tracking tools.

Ben Barber & Jim Wood

Inovonics is changing ownership as Jim Wood steps down after 50 years and passes the torch to CEO Ben Barber. Wood founded the broadcast equipment provider in 1972 and managed Inovonics until 2006 when he passed day-to-day operations over to Barber, who was elevated to President & CEO in 2012. At age 80, Wood has made the decision to formally retire. Based in Felton, California, Inovonics specializes in high quality audio processors, RDS encoders, AM/FM modulation monitors, and off-air monitoring equipment for AM/FM/HD/RDS/Internet Radio.

Dejero will introduce its new EnGo 3 and EnGo 3x 5G mobile transmitters with integrated internet gateway at IBC 2022, Sept. 9-13, along with its new WayPoint 3 receiver. The EnGo 3 and EnGo 3x transmitters are designed with brand new RF and 4×4 MIMO antenna architecture, quadrupling the number of antennas per modem and offering wider support of cellular bands used by carriers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, China, Korea, and Latin America. The new WayPoint 3 makes its debut at IBC. It can receive video in resolutions up to 4K UHD and can simultaneously output up to four feeds from the same receiver; two 4K UHD and two HD (or lower resolution), one 4K UHD and three HD (or lower resolution), or four HD (or lower resolution).

Leica Camera AG is positioning itself more strongly in the Laser TV equipment segment as part of its strategic growth strategy. The company has struck a deal with television manufacturer Hisense to further develop Laser TV for home cinema applications. The aim of the long-term partnership is to combine Hisense’s technologies in the Laser TV segment with Leica’s long-standing expertise in the development and manufacture of high-quality projection lenses to create a future-proof technology platform for short-distance Laser TV. Leica Camera AG will present its first own Laser TV, Leica Cine 1, at IFA (Sept. 2-6) in Berlin.

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