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Nine Scientific Achievements in Competition for 84th Academy Awards


The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that nine scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.

The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of “prior art” the opportunity to submit their achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entries is Aug. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

The committee has selected the following methods or devices for further consideration:
Side Effects Software‘s Micro-Voxel Volume Rendering
Mova‘s CONTOUR Dense Mesh Motion Capture
Arri‘s ARRI Zeiss Master Primes Lens Family
Vision Research‘s Phantom High-Speed Cameras for Motion Picture Production
Pictorvision‘s Eclipse
RealD‘s Cinema System for Theatrical Projection of Stereoscopic Content
Reliance MediaWorks‘ “Lowry Process”
FUJIFILM‘s Black and White Recording Film ENTERNA-RDS for Archive
Rycote Microphone Windshields‘ Lyre Microphone Suspension

After thorough investigations are conducted on each of the entries, the committee will meet in early December to vote on recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors, which will make the final awards decisions.

The 2011 Scientific and Technical Awards will be presented at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Feb. 11, 2012.

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