Codex teams from around the globe joined together for an Emmy celebration in November at the Groucho Club in London. The high-energy for such prestigious recognition was felt throughout the evening. For such a milestone, all of Codex gathered under one roof for the singular goal of recognising the company’s great triumph with revelry.
The Television Academy also recognised several of the Codex Engineering team with an individual commendation and were awarded certificates for their personal contribution.
Below L to R: Chris Ross, Iain Collins, Joe Wright, Simon Hopkins, MD (& MC!) Marc Dando, Delwyn Holroyd, James Eggleton, Jonathan Earnshaw, Jon Kennedy.
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Codex was presented with an Engineering Emmy® Award for outstanding achievement in engineering development for its recording platform and capture media at the 70th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday 24th October.
Codex is very proud to be recognised with the most prestigious television accolade for outstanding achievement in engineering development for its Codex Recording Platform and Capture Media. The Television Academy’s Engineering Emmys are presented to individuals, companies, or organisations for engineering developments that considerably improve existing methods or innovations that materially affect the transmission, recording, or reception of television.
The Television Academy’s award citation reads, “The Codex Recording Platform and Capture Media has completely addressed the issue of providing a recording solution for digital cameras without sacrifice in quality or performance, while improving on the speed and efficiency of the workflow. Codex allows digital storytellers to capture all the detail required to produce the highest quality end product, and in doing so, has proven itself to be an essential industry game-changer.”
Codex from left; Leela Navarro, Kellie Hiatt, Sarah Priestnall, Brian Gaffney, and Matt Walters pose with the Engineering Emmy Award.
Marc Dando, Managing Director of Codex, commented: “This prestigious award especially recognises the hard work of Delwyn Holroyd and the CODEX engineering team, who started well over a decade ago with the Codex Studio recorder and Virtual File System, which was one of the first file-based workflows. When Codex noted that digital cinematography for Television was being hampered by cumbersome and non-standard methods of capture, that tethered the cameras to large and unreliable storage appliances that lacked the suitable bandwidth and robustness, we developed the Codex Capture Drives and embedded them and the recorder into the cameras to produce the solid-state digital equivalent of film camera magazines. We are very grateful for this very special acknowledgement of the Television Academy.”
The Codex Emmy in close-up
The Codex Recording Platform and Capture Media was introduced in 2005 and was immediately adopted as the recording medium of choice for uncompressed RAW capture of choice for television and feature production. Some notable Television shows “Captured on Codex” include recent 2018 Emmy winner; GAME OF THRONES, and past Emmy winner GAME CHANGE, including other award winning shows BONES, LIMITLESS, PENNY DREADFUL, and currently playing on NETFLIX; ALTERED CARBON, THE OA, OZARK, GYPSY, THE RITUAL, DEATH NOTE, BRIGHT, OKJA, BETTER CALL SAUL.
VP of Market Development, Brian Gaffney, accepted the award on behalf of Codex, held at the JW Marriott, Los Angeles L. A. LIVE hotel.
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