Arri Alexa Camera System Wins Engineering Emmy

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Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:57 -- Nick Dager

Arri received an engineering Emmy this week for the Alexa digital motion picture camera system. On October 25, 2017, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel,

Left to right, Glenn Kennel, Harald Brendel, and Frank Zeidler accept the Engineering Emmy Award for Arri Alexa camera system. Photo by Phil Mccarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP ImagesActress Kirsten Vangsness, who presented the award said, “The Alexa camera system represents a transformative technology in television due to its excellent digital imaging capabilities coupled with a completely integrated postproduction workflow. In addition, a cohesive pipeline, the onboard recording of both raw and a compressed video image, and an easy-to-use interface contributed to the television industry’s widespread adoption of the Arri Alexa.”

Arri´s president Glenne Kennel and Alexa development team members Harald Brendel and Frank Zeidler accepted the award.

Arri executive board membe Franz Kraus said, “This prestigious award especially recognizes the hard work of the Alexa core team of engineers, who started almost two decades ago in the digital intermediate days. They brought all of their accumulated knowledge and experience to the Alexa camera project, thus implementing the much-appreciated cinematic look of the Alexa. We are very grateful for this very special acknowledgement of the Television Academy.”

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