Sci Tech Awards to Teradek and Amimon

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL AWARDS 2020 (to be presented Saturday Feb 13, 2021)

Announced today by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

February 2, 2021. LOS ANGELES, CA — 17 awards will be presented in a virtual Scientific and Technical (Sci Tech) presentation on Saturday, February 13, 2021. You can watch the pre-recorded show on the Oscars® website beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. You can go to the website now to read summaries of all the awards.

Although I could certainly benefit from the three Hair Simulation Systems that will be awarded, and all the honorees are to be congratulated, there are two companies whose products are very familiar because of the frequency with which we have written about them. Teradek and Amimon wireless video systems are ubiquitous on most motion picture productions, with more than 90,000 units delivered.

L-R: Nicol Verheem (Founder & CEO of Teradek and CEO of Creative Solutions), Dr. Zvi Reznic (Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of Amimon)

Academy Plaques will be presented to “Nicolaas Verheem, Greg Smokler and Ilya Issenin for the development of the ruggedized Teradek Bolt wireless video transmission system for on-set remote monitoring. The Teradek Bolt system features a frame-synchronized back channel for real-time camera control, an error-resilient timecode channel and integrated production metadata, which have led to its widespread adoption in motion picture production.”

Academy Plaques will also go to “Dr. Zvi Reznic, Prof. Meir Feder, Guy Dorman and Ron Yogev for the development of the Amimon wireless chipset, which enables untethered, high-quality on-set, encrypted digital video monitoring with sub-frame latency. By using novel extensions of digital data transmission and compression algorithms, and data prioritization based on error rate, the Amimon chipset supports the creation of systems with virtually unrestricted camera motion, expanding creative freedom during filming.”

Both Teradek and Amimon are part of Creative Solutions, which is a division of The Vitec Group plc. For an in depth review, please see this Amimon and Creative Solutions Report of 3/24/19 in FDTimes. 

Teradek has been widely covered in FDTimes. Here is a recent monologue by Nicol Verheem, Founder & CEO of Teradek and CEO of Creative Solutions, on Creativity, Content and Coping.

See you at the Awards Show.

L-R: Greg Smokler (VP Cine Products, Creative Solutions) and Nicol Verheem.


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