Sony: Sony’s F65 CineAlta digital motion picture camera was honored with a Scientific and Engineering Award, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 20MP, 8K single CMOS sensor-equipped F65 is the flagship of Sony’s large sensor technology. Since its introduction in 2011, the camera has shot everything in HD, 4K and beyond from motion pictures, episodic TV and documentaries to live entertainment and sports, commercials and visitor attraction.
The Academy recognized the F65 for “its pioneering high-resolution imaging sensor, excellent dynamic range, and full 4K output” as well as Sony’s “unique photosite orientation and true RAW recording that delivers exceptional image quality.”
The Genesis, co-developed by Sony and Panavision was also honored with a Scientific and Engineering Award. The Genesis is equipped with super 35mm film-size single CCD of 12.4MP arranged in a 1950 by 1080 array, making it the first commercial available sensor with a direct attachment to a spherical 35mm film lens.
It was recognized by the Academy as a pioneering digital motion picture camera “using a familiar form factor and accessories, with design features that allowed it to become one of the first digital cameras to be adopted by cinematographers.”
BusinessWire: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI), the largest manufacturer of motion picture equipment in the world, accepted a Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the pioneering design and engineering of its Super 35 format ALEXA digital camera system. The ALEXA camera is powered by the ALEV III image sensor, which was designed and manufactured by ON Semiconductor specifically for ARRI.
“For almost 15 years, ON Semiconductor and ARRI have worked together to bring the highest quality digital capture to professional motion picture and television production,” said Herb Erhardt, VP and GM, Industrial Solutions Division, Image Sensor Group at ON Semi. ARRI has won several awards for its digital cameras and systems, all of which are based on image sensors from ON Semiconductor.
RED too received the Award, but has not published its response so far.