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TV Academy unveils engineering Emmys

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has voted nine Emmys and three Emmy plaques recognizing outstanding achievement in engineering and development at the upcoming 45th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Emmy winners are Richard S. O’Brien, receiving the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award for technical literature establishing basics of staging and lighting for both black & white and color production; Avid Technology Inc., Jeffrey Basdell, Eric C. Peters, Steve Reber, Joe Rice and William J. Warner for the Avid Media Composer, the first digital, random access, offline editing system; and NewTek Inc. and Tim Jenison for the Video Toaster, making various effects available in a desktop format.

Plaques will be presented to CBS Inc. and Robert P. Seidel for developing a portable satellite uplink system, the mini-rapid deployment earth terminal; and to Lee Aseere for work that led to a major reduction in the manufacture of defective videotape stock.

The awards will be presented during the non-televised portion of the Emmys, Sept. 18 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Emmy telecast will air the following night on ABC.

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