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Sony's XDCAM Optical Disc System Wins Emmy

XDCAM was awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy for the 'Development of Professional Tapeless Portable Acquisition Systems Using Affordable Media'

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XDCAM Optical Disc System and F35 Super 35mm Image Sensor Technology Recognized as Landmark Innovations for the Broadcast and Production Industries

XDCAM wins Emmy for the 'Development of Professional Tapeless Portable Acquisition Systems Using Affordable Media'

Sony Corporation executives accept the Emmy Award for XDCAM technology. From left: Mr. Hiromi Hoshino, General Manager, Design Department, Content Creation Solutions Business Division, Professional Solutions Group; Mr. Shoji Nemoto, Senior Vice President, President of Professional Solutions Group; and Mr. Kenichi Sato, General Manager, Optical Media Dept. Storage Media Division, Device Solutions Business Group

Sony Corporation added to its already extensive list of professional honors and industry acclaim this past year, as two of the company's cornerstone technologies were recognized with Emmy Awards.

Sony's XDCAM optical disc system was awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy for "Development of Professional Tapeless Portable Acquisition Systems Using Affordable Media." Sony's development of the F35 and its advances in Super 35mm single image sensor digital motion picture camera technology was honored with a Prime time Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement In Engineering Development: Single Chip Digital Camera Technology."

"This industry recognition is an incredibly high honor and a testament to the tremendous amount of effort, creativity, innovation and collaboration that was put into the development of these technologies," said Alec Shapiro, senior vice president, Professional Solutions of America, Sony Electronics. "Sony will continue to produce products that meet and exceed customers' needs, and also match the highest standard set by technologies like the XDCAM family and F35 camera."

Sony's XDCAM HD optical disc system continues to be widely used for a range of professional production applications, including broadcast news, episodic and reality TV programming, rental houses and more. Since it was first introduced, XDCAM technology – first the standard- and then high-definition versions -- has always been a favorite of reality television producers for its flexibility, immediate random access and editing convenience. Currently, more than 200 shows are using the Sony optical disc format.

Many major networks and station groups have adopted and standardized on the XDCAM platform for their ENG and news production operations. According to many broadcasters, the optical system has significantly streamlined operations and production workflow, allowing footage to be shot, edited and sent to air faster and more efficiently.

Production professionals often cite Professional Disc optical media as "extremely portable and durable" in any type of shooting environment, and also describe it as an ideal choice for creating a long-term archive of footage.

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