LAS VEGAS — At the CES show, here, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present Avid (www.avid) with an Emmy for the “Development and Production of Portable Tapeless Acquisition.” Avid’s CEO Gary Greenfield and COO Kirk Arnold will be on-hand to accept the award at this evening’s presentation.
Avid introduced tapeless acquisition back in the mid 1990s, while working with partner Ikegami to improve the way production teams captured and edited video content. The company will be honored, along with Ikegami, for its joint role in developing the Editcam system. Editcam was the first solution to fully define and practically implement the now commonly-accepted functionality, feature set, advantages and practices of file-based workflows in nonlinear field editing systems. Many of Editcam’s features and functions — nonlinear file navigation, file and folder management/clip deletion, clip metadata tags, conditional recording, timelapse recording, timeline editing in camera, LAN/WAN connectivity — are integrated into a range of today’s leading cameras.
The award marks the third Emmy that Avid has received within the past 12 months. The company’s solutions have been used to edit numerous high-profile features recently, including The Black Swan, The Green Hornet, Haywire and The Hangover 2.