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Cooke Optics, Imagineer and Anton/Bauer to be honoured with Academy Awards

4 January 2013
Cooke Optics, Imagineer and Anton/Bauer to be honoured with Academy Awards

Scientific and technical achievements by Cooke Optics, Imagineer and Anton/Bauer will be honoured at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, 9 February 2013. Unlike other Academy Awards to be presented this year, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards need not have been developed and introduced during 2012. Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures. An Academy Award of Merit (Oscar Statuette) is to be honoured to Cooke Optics for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century. Since their first series of motion picture lenses, Cooke Optics has continued to create optical innovations decade after decade. A Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) is to be honoured to Dr. Philip McLauchlan, Allan Jaenicke, John–Paul Smith and Ross Shain for the creation of the Mocha planar tracking and rotoscoping software at Imagineer Systems. Mocha provides robust planar–tracking even when there are no clearly defined points in the image. Joe Murtha, William Frederick and Jim Markland of Anton/Bauer are also to be honoured with a Scientific and Engineering Award for the design and creation of the CINE VCLX Portable Power System. The CINE VCLX provides extended run–times and flexibility, enabling users to power cameras and other supplementary equipment required for

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