"Panavised" Sony HDCAM Wins Emmy Engineering Award

Sony Electronics and Panavision Inc. have received a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for the development of the "Panavised" Sony HDW-F900 HDCAM. The camera was extensively customized by Panavision and is currently being used by several broadcast networks including CBS and ABC. According to Sony:

Sony Electronics and Panavision Inc. have been recognized with a 2004 Primetime Emmy? Engineering Award for their joint development of the industryis first 24P digital imaging system, the "Panavised F900." The 2004 Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony will be held Sept. 12 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The Panavised F900 was the industryis first digital high-definition 24P imaging system to combine high-quality optics, cutting-edge digital signal processing and storage in one portable package. The Sony HDW-F900 HDCAM? camcorder was extensively customized by Panavision to meet the requirements of discerning cinematographers. Panavision simultaneously released its latest generation of high-quality optics, the Digital Primos?, developed specially for high definition imaging.

In the four years since the introduction of the Panavised F900, it has become the industry choice for prime-time half-hour episodic production. This yearis slate of half-hour series features the greatest number ever shot in HD, with the vast majority of those utilizing the HDW-F900, including the much-acclaimed series "According to Jim," "8 Simple Rules" and "George Lopez," this fallis new "Commando Nanny" and "Rescue Me" as well as the one-hour drama "Joan of Arcadia."

You can find more information about the award at the Sony Web site.