We are proud to report that three of the honorees to receive Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) are longtime supporters of the Digital Cinema Society. The awards, known as ,“Academy Plaques” or “Technical Oscars” were presented to ARRI, Panavision, and Sony, as well as Thomson Grass Valley and RED, for the their parts in the development of the Digital Cinema Motion Picture Camera. The honors were presented at a gala that took place February 11, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
More specifically, ARRI received this, their 19th Scientific and Technical Award to have been received over their 100-year history, for the development of the ubiquitous Alexa camera system. Panavision and Sony were recognized for the conception and development of the groundbreaking Genesis. Meanwhile, Thomson Grass Valley was an given an “Academy Certificate” for the early Viper FilmStream digital camera system, and Red Digital Cinema was honored for its Red Epic camera. A hearty congratulations to all!