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ATAS to present special nods July 8

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will be presenting special tech honors at the 1999 Engineering Emmy Awards.

ATAS board chairman Meryl Marshall said the kudos are given “to recognize and … encourage technological advances which will enhance the quality of the medium.”

Those being honored with Emmy statues are:

  • Charles Steinberg, who will receive the Charles F. Jenkins lifetime achievement award, for his contributions to electronic technology during his career at Ampex and as president of Sony Electronic’s Broadcast and Professional Division.

  • Aurasoft Lighting System for its reflectors that create an effect of natural softness in lighting.

  • Sony’s HDW-500 Digital HD Studio VTR, which is used for high- definition video recording.

    Emmy plaques will be presented to:

  • The Spectra Professional IV-A Digital Exposure Meter for its improvements in being able to measure foot candles, lux and contrast ratio.

  • VTM-200 Series Multi-format, On-Screen Monitoring, which offers a simultaneous SVGA display of picture, waveform, vector and audio in a single unit.

The engineering awards will be presented July 8 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

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