The Academy recognises Sony’s F65 and Genesis
WORLD: Sony’s F65 CineAlta digital motion picture camera and Genesis, which the manufacturer co-developed Panavision, have been presented with the Scientific and Engineering Award by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Oscar was awarded for the F65 due to its ‘pioneering high-resolution imaging sensor, excellent dynamic range, and full 4K output’. The Genesis, meanwhile, received the award because of its use of a ‘familiar form factor and accessories’. The Academy noted that ‘the design features of the Genesis allowed it to become one of the first digital cameras to be adopted by cinematographers’.
‘We are honoured to receive this award knowing that Sony’s strength in high-quality imaging technology and solution offerings contributed to and is recognised by the cinema industry,’ said Toshihiko Ohnishi, business executive at Sony Corporation. ‘The Genesis, co-developed with Panavision opened up the era of digital motion picture cameras. The F65, uniquely developed by Sony, initiated 4K digital workflow from shooting to viewing and strongly promoted 4K content creation in digital.’