Monday, January 16, 2017

Oscar-Winning Image Sensors

Oscars.org: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces its scientific and technical awards. Among them, two are image sensor related: RED for upgradeable image sensor, and Sony CineAlta F65 for high performance and unique color pattern.

  • To RED Digital Cinema for the pioneering design and evolution of the RED Epic digital cinema cameras with upgradeable full-frame image sensors.
    RED’s revolutionary design and innovative manufacturing process have helped facilitate the wide adoption of digital image capture in the motion picture industry.
  • To Sony for the development of the F65 CineAlta camera with its pioneering high-resolution imaging sensor, excellent dynamic range, and full 4K output.
    Sony’s unique photosite orientation and true RAW recording deliver exceptional image quality.

Update: The ARRI and Panavision camera awards are said to be image sensor related too:

  • To ARRI for the pioneering design and engineering of the Super 35 format Alexa digital camera system.
    With an intuitive design and appealing image reproduction, achieved through close collaboration with filmmakers, ARRI’s Alexa cameras were among the first digital cameras widely adopted by cinematographers.
  • To Panavision and Sony for the conception and development of the groundbreaking Genesis digital motion picture camera.
    Using a familiar form factor and accessories, the design features of the Genesis allowed it to become one of the first digital cameras to be adopted by cinematographers.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Vladimir,

    there are more camera/sensor related awards, for example ARRI where the image sensor is not explicitely mentioned, but is obviously crucial in delivering the "appealing image reproduction". Same thing for Panavision.

    Best regards, N.

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  2. So maybe the guys who are designing these RED sensors will show up on the podium and we will finally find out who they are? Looking forward to it.

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    1. AFAIK - CMOSIS. Someone here told me that....

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