Camera Origination and Imaging Medal Recipients
The Camera Origination and Imaging Medal, established in 2012, recognizes significant technical achievements related to inventions or advances in imaging technology, including sensors, imaging processing electronics, and the overall embodiment and application of image capture devices.
2019: Paul K. Weimer (Posthumously 1914-2005)
In recognition of his career, spanning modern electronic imaging and sensor development. Weimer made the early transition to solid-state sensors as one of the three principal designers of Image Orthicon. He also contributed to the development of the first photoconductive tube (vidicon), single imager color cameras, cathode ray tubes, charge-coupled devices, thin film techniques, and the world’s first solid-state sensor camera.
Michael A. Isnardi
For his innovation and leadership in the development of and contributions to literature on imaging devices, particularly television camera tubes, for more than six decades.
David F.E. Corley
For his five decades of continuous innovation in measurement and calibration tools for image acquisition, display, and color correction.
R. Norman Hurst
For his work in color camera signal circuit design, particularly the invention of independent control of selected color areas, also known as skin detail. For over 25 years, this technique has been an essential part of color television production.
No Award Given
Eric R. Fossum
In recognition of his leadership in the invention and development of the CMOS Active Pixel Sensor Technology. This advancement was first published in 1993 while Dr. Fossum worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Additionally, he promoted the new technology to a broad range of manufacturers as a new way of making camera image sensors. CMOS image sensor technology is now widely deployed in motion picture and television cameras, cell phones, medical devices, security systems, and many other professional and consumer applications.
No Award Given
Bryce E. Bayer
The 2012 Camera Origination and Imaging Medal is awarded to Bryce Bayer, inventor of the color filter array that bears his name (the Bayer Filter), a core technology incorporated into nearly every digital camera and camera phone on the market today (U.S. Patent No. 3,971,065). The advent of progressive capture and file based workflows has allowed the Bayer Filter to thrive in current digital cameras for motion pictures and television.