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Avid wins Farnsworth prize

October 4, 2018

By Chris Forrester

Philo T. Farnsworth was, some believe, the true inventor of television, and the annual prize awarded in his name has been won by Avid for its work in non-linear editing.

The award will be presented to Avid at the 70th Emmy Engineering Awards on October 24th, 2018 in Los Angeles. The Farnsworth Award is annually given to recognise a company, organisation or individual for long-time contributions that have significantly impacted television technology and engineering

The Academy’s Engineering Emmys Committee selected Avid for this award to honour 30 years of continuous, transformative technology innovations, including products that have improved and accelerated the entire editing and post production process for television.

“Thirty years ago, Avid broke new ground by reimagining and restructuring content creation with Media Composer, our revolutionary non-linear editor – the first to digitise video content,” said Jeff Rosica, CEO/President, Avid. “Today, Avid is breaking new ground with platforms and solutions that enable the media and entertainment industries to thrive in a connected world. A key ingredient of Avid’s longevity as a trusted partner is the insight and influence we receive from our customers and users who have grown up with us in the digital age of television. This honour is as much the result of this community’s collaboration as it is Avid’s ingenuity and engineering. All of us at Avid are deeply moved to be the 2018 recipient of the Television Academy’s Philo T. Farnsworth Award.”

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