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FOR-A Honoured with 2016 Tech & Engineering Emmy Award

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FOR-A is one of three recipients recognized for ‘Live Production Technology Beyond HD to Achieve Non-Interpolated Video for Instant Replay’ among the winners of the Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for 2016. FOR-A was the first manufacturer to release and have put into a practical application, an ultra-high-speed 4K resolution camera with up to 900 fps - the FT-ONE, for live sports production. 

The FT-ONE has been used on many different high-profile sports events and broadcasting projects around the world.  FOR-A notes that, although traditional sports coverage works well for much of the action, a high-speed capability with 4K extraction can make genuine improvements to productions. The FT-ONE captures image details that were not possible before, and the imagery that can be extracted from the camera’s high-resolution video can be effectively integrated into a HD production. This level of image detail and resolution has not been available to home viewers before, resulting in a new way to enjoy a sports event and making clearer the outcome of controversial play.

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“We are very pleased and honoured to receive this distinguished and prestigious award for our technology and engineering efforts on the FT-ONE camera,” said Mr Katsuaki Kiyohara, President of FOR-A. “This would not have been possible without the commitment, dedication, and efforts of our dynamic engineering team at FOR-A. We are also very grateful to those in the field, who have chosen to use our FT-ONE camera to record the best quality shot possible.”

For over 28 years, FOR-A has developed high speed cameras originally targeting Research & Development and Industrial markets, which have helped lead to their current success in sports through the FT-ONE and related cameras. The FT-ONE represents the FOR-A development team’s efforts to produce a camera combining high resolution with high speed, resulting in the first 4K camera for super-slow-motion acquisition. For this camera, the team developed a custom CMOS sensor for high speed, resolution and sensitivity combined with low noise.

On 7 January 2017, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will present the 68th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  www.for-a.com