Tiffen Honored with Tech Emmy for Infrared Neutral Density Glass Filter
The Tiffen Company, a manufacturer and distributor of accessories for the still imaging, motion picture, and broadcast markets, was named one of the recipients of the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards. Tiffen is being honored for its Infrared Neutral Density (IRND) Glass Filter Technology for Digital Motion Picture Cameras. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2013 during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The reception and presentation will take place in The Bellagio Ballroom at The Bellagio in Las Vegas.
“As the first company to launch the IRND filter technology, Tiffen’s innovative and creative product team is honored to be recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, one of the most prestigious organizations in the industry,” comments Steve Tiffen, president and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “We are proud to be amongst some of the most talented companies and individuals to receive an Emmy, and would like to congratulate them all on their technical achievements. It’s very exciting to be acknowledged for our contribution to the television industry through our IRND Filter Technology, and are looking forward to attending the award ceremony during CES 2013.”
Tiffen IRND filters were designed five years ago in response to the demand for IR pollution control filters. Since then, the range has expanded to combine the technical benefits of IRNDs with some of Tiffen’s best-selling special effects filters. Three filters in one, Tiffen IRNDs reduce multiple surfaces and potential reflection from stacked filters, while their Glimmer Glass component adds a distinct silver “sparkle,” allowing image-makers to craft beautiful and unique images. Noted American film and television cinematographer, Ron Fortunato (ASC), had this to say about the Tiffen IRND filter technology: “I’m using them on all exteriors and absolutely love them. The IRND filters are a great thing to have, as using separate filters on hot exteriors brings double reflections. Using just one solves the problem and I can use my beloved Glimmer Glass outside now!”
“The National Academy’s Technology and Engineering Achievement Committee is pleased to honor these technology companies and individuals whose innovation and vision have materially affected the way the audience views television and have set the standard for technological excellence in the industry,” said committee Chairman, Robert P. Seidel, Vice President of CBS Engineering and Advanced Technology, in the official statement from NATAS.