Canon wins Tech Emmy Award

Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital-imaging solutions, will be recognized at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras.

Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations, and individuals for technology breakthroughs that have a significant effect on television engineering.

Canon debuted its award-winning large-format CMOS image sensor in its acclaimed EOS C300 digital cinema camera in November 2011 at a global launch event held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. By exploring alternatives to the established Bayer color-filter-array algorithms, Canon was able to achieve an overall image-quality capture through its CMOS sensor that has helped bring digital cinema closer to the superb aesthetics associated with 35mm motion-picture film.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from NATAS for our work on large-format sensors,” said Masaya Maeda, managing director and chief executive, Image Communication Products Operations, Canon Inc. “We see this award as a testament to the warm acceptance that the film- and television-production community has extended to us as we’ve partnered with them over the last year to help tell their stories. It also serves as further incentive for our continued commitment to the entertainment industry.”

In November 2011, Canon announced its full-fledged entry into theatrical-motion-picture, television-programming, and television-commercial production with the launch of the Cinema EOS System. Over the past 10 months, the company has introduced a total of three HD, high-performance Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras: the EOS C300, the EOS C500 4K, and the compact, lightweight EOS C100 digital video camera — all based on Canon’s innovative Super 35mm CMOS image-sensor technology specifically developed for Cinema EOS motion-image capture. Separately, the EOS-1D C 4K DSLR cinema camera, equipped with an 18.1-megapixel full-frame (36mm x 24mm) CMOS image sensor, also joined the Cinema EOS product family in April. For professional photographers and independent and student filmmakers, Canon has introduced the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, building on the strong success of the EOS 5D Mark II in film and television production.

The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award will be presented on January 10 during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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