Avid Wins 2017 Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering
Avid has announced it has won a 2017 Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the company’s 15th Emmy Award.
NATAS bestows Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards on companies that are the “tool makers” of the industry and have materially affected the television viewing experience. This year, NATAS’ Technology & Engineering Achievement Committee honors Avid editing technology that’s widely used by a large number of the media and entertainment industry’s creative and editing talent who produce popular television shows.
The award specifically recognizes Avid’s “Pioneering Development of a Computerized Hard-Disk Storage Based Digital Non-Linear, Multi-Stream Multi-Camera System,” identifying the influence of Avid Media Composer, a significant nonlinear editing system in the industry. Avid will receive its latest Emmy during the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Las Vegas.
“Our 2017 Emmy Award is immensely gratifying for Avid employees everywhere as we continue to focus on delivering innovations of enduring value for the media and entertainment industry,” says Avid Chairman & CEO, Louis Hernandez, Jr. “All of us at Avid are especially grateful to our global customer community, which drives our innovation. Our 15 Emmys, two Oscars and Grammy embody our strong bond with our customers and users, who inspire us and trust us to deliver tools and platforms that are instrumental in telling their stories in increasingly engaging and more powerful ways.”
Powered by the MediaCentral Platform, an open and tightly integrated platform designed for media, Media Composer is the prevailing tool of choice for television and film editors, including individuals such as Peter Chakos, who won the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Multi-camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series for Big Bang Theory, every nominee for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for A Drama Series, and every 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Film Editing.