ARRI wins Engineering Emmy Award for Alexa camera

At the 69th Engineering Emmy Awards Ceremony in Hollywood, the Television Academy recognised ARRI with the most prestigious television accolade for outstanding achievement in engineering development for its Alexa digital motion picture camera system.

On October 25, 2017, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, actress Kirsten Vangsness, who presented the award, said: “The Alexa camera system represents a transformative technology in television due to its excellent digital imaging capabilities coupled with a completely integrated postproduction workflow. In addition, a cohesive pipeline, the onboard recording of both raw and a compressed video image, and an easy-to-use interface contributed to the television industry’s widespread adoption of the ARRI Alexa.”

The Engineering Award was accepted by ARRI´s Harald Brendel, Teamlead Image Science, and Frank Zeidler, Senior Manager Technology and Deputy Head of R&D – both members of the Alexa development team – as well as Glenn Kennel, President of ARRI Inc. In his acceptance speech, Brendel mentioned ARRI’s 100-year legacy of laying the foundation for the Alexa and keeping the camera today as the industry workhorse.

He noted, “I must thank Executive Board Member, Franz Kraus, for steering the company into the digital age, for building up our understanding of film and its imaging characteristics to produce the ARRILASER and ARRISCAN. This paved the way to the Alexa which we introduced in 2010. Thank you to the Television Academy and most importantly, to our many customers who drive us to continue to improve.”

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