2012 Investigative Subcommittees
Subcommittee Investigating Technology 28
“Improvements to CMOS Imagers for Use in High-Definition Broadcast Video Cameras”
Chair: Mark Schubin, Co-Chair: David O’Kelly
2012 May 30
We seek your help on the above-mentioned investigation. Here is the scope of these Emmy Awards:
“An award to an individual, a company, or a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies that either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected television.”
Our main committee voted to investigate “Improvements to CMOS Imagers for Use in High-Definition Broadcast Video Cameras;” our subcommittee is conducting the investigation.
We have two questions we need to answer: “Have improvements to CMOS imagers for use in high-definition broadcast video cameras” materially affected television?” and, if so, “Who deserves Emmy recognition for pioneering that material effect?” When considering material affect, please note that the committee includes in “television” video systems that are not necessarily associated with television broadcasting.
There is no reverse time limit or geographic limitation to our work. Whatever we consider, however, must already materially have affected television.
We will present a report to the full committee based on our investigation, and they will then vote on awards. There is theoretically no limit to the number of awards for this technology. There could also be no award.
You may send us as much or as little as you'd like to help us answer those two questions. Please respond no later than July 20 to allow us time to write our report and submit it. The earlier the better, and there's no need for any formality. Feel free to submit partial, incomplete information. Please send everything to both of us (e-mail is fine).
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
The emails are withheld and available on request, in case somebody wants to send the answer directly.