Journal "Certificate of Merit" Award Recipients

Charles Poynton, Jeroen Stessen, and Rutger Nijland, for the article,
“Deploying Wide Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range in HD and UHD,” April 2016.
Larry Thorpe, Fumiaki Usui, and Ryuhei Kamata, for the article, “Lens Considerations for Digital Cinematography,” January/February 2016.


2015 - Jürgen Burghardt, Jörg Houpert, and Timo Meyer, for the article “Increased Value of Video Assets: New Technologies for the Automatic Transfer and Digital Preservation of Analog Videocassettes,” January/February 2014.

Joachim Keinert, Michael Schöberl, Matthias Ziegler, Frederik Zilly, and Siegfried Foessel, for the article “High-Dynamic Range Video Cameras Based on Single Shot Non-Regular Sampling,” November/December 2014.

2014 - Benjamin Bross, Heiko Schwarz, and Detlev Marpe, for the article, "The New High-Efficiency Video Coding Standard,” May/June 2013.

2013 - Brian Long, Roger Schwenke, Ph.D., Peter Soper, and Glenn Leembruggen, for the article, "Further Investigations Into the Interactions Between Cinema Loudspeakers and Screens," Nov/Dec 2012.
Martin S. Banks, Dr. Jenny C. A. Read, Robert Allison, and Dr. Simon J. Watt, for the article, "Stereoscopy and the Human Visual System," May/June 2012.
2012 - Mihailo Stojancic and Dan Eakins for the article, "Interoperable AV Sync Systems in the SMPTE 22TV Lip Sync AHG: Content-Fingerprinting-Based Audio-Video Synchronization," July/August 2011.
Carlos Vázquez, Ph.D. and Dr. Wa James Tam, for the article, "A Nonconventional Approach to the Conversion of 2D Video and Film Content to Stereoscopic 3D" May/June 2011.
2011 - Sean McCarthy, Ph.D, for the article, "A Biological Framework for Perceptual Video Processing and Compression" Nov/Dec 2010.
David Wood, for the article, "Understanding Stereoscopic Television and Its Challenges" October 2010.
2010 – Karl E. Paulsen, Michael E. Walter, Keith Ian Graham, and Randall Hoffner for their article, “Considerations in Physical Infrastructures for 3 Gbit/sec Systems Design,” May/June 2009.
Akira Nakagawa, for the article, “The 4:2:2/4:2:0 Perfect Reconstruction Filter Set and its Application in HD-SNG,” July/August 2009.

2009 – Laurence J. Thorpe, Yasuyuki Tomita, and Ken Ito for the paper, “Auto-Focus System for HDTV Field Lenses,” March 2008.

Nestor M. Rodriguez and Richard B. Wheeler, for the paper, “Integrated Calibration and Management of Color, Tone, and Image Structure in a Digital Intermediate System,”   October 2008.
2008 – Tomlinson Holman, “Cinema Electro-Acoustic Quality Redux” May/June 2007.
Paul W. Jones, “Efficient JPEG 2000 VBR Compression with True Constant Perceived Quality” July/August 2007.
Thomas O. Maier, “Color Processing for Digital Cinema” (Parts 1 through 6), October 2007, November/December 2007, January/February 2008, May/June 2008.

2007—David L. Long and Thomas O. Maier, “Designing Camera Origination Films for Scan-Only Applications in Television and Digital Intermediate,” April 2006.

2006Hiroshi Shimamoto, Takayuki Yamashita, Noriyuki Koga, Kohji Mitani, Masayuki Sugawara, Fumio Okano, Masato Matsuoka, Jiro Shimura, Isao Yamamoto, Taku Tsukamoto, and Satoshi Yahagi, “An 8k x 4k Ultrahigh-Definition Color Video Camera with 8M-Pixel CMOS Imager,” July/August 2005.

Hideaki Mita, Haruo Ohta, Hideki Ohtaka, Tatsushi Bannai, Tsutomu Tanaka, and Phil Livingston, “A New Solid-State Memory-Based Television Acquisition System,” July/August 2005.

2005Jean-Pierre Vitton, Steven M. Gerlach, Marian Herz, Susan D. Hill and Alan J. Masson, “Influence of Image Spread on Sound Film Performance,” May/June 2004.

2004Award not given

2003Leonard J. Reder and Michael Farris, "A Tour up the Gray Scale Vector of the RGB Color Cube: How Computer Graphics Color Spaces Relate to Digital Video Color Difference Space," July/August 2002.

David Bancroft, "A Very High Bit Rate Data Recorder," October 2002.

2002Award not given

2001Charles Fenimore, Stephen Wolf, and John Libert, "Perceptual Effects of Noise in Digital Video Compression," March 2000.

Laurence J. Thorpe, "Technical Aspects of the New World of Multiformat DTV Embodying Progressive, Interlaced, and Segmented Frame Video Format," Sept. 2000.

2000Award not given.

1999Al Kovalick, "Referencing Architecture for Digital Video/Audio Transfer and Streaming," August, 1998.

1998David K. Fibush, "Aspects of Testing in Modern Television Systems," July 1997.

1997Massimo Visca and Murizio Ardito, "Correlation Between Objective and Subjective Measurements for Video Compressed Systems," Dec. 1996

Katsunori Aoki, Eisuke Nakasu, Ryoichi Yajima, Yasuaki Konatsugu, and Keiichi Kubota, "A Statistical Analysis of MPEG-2 Picture Quality for Television Broadcasting," Nov. 1996.

1996Randy Conrod, Michel Proulx, and David Strachan, "Digital Video Series," a series of tutorials published in 1995.

1995Tomlinson Holman, "Motion Picture System Performance: New Studies of the B-Chain," Mar. 1994.

1994Laurence J. Thorpe, "HDTV and Film - Digitization and Dynamic Range," June 1993.

Arnold M. Lund, "Influence of Image Size and Resolution on Viewing Distance," May 1993.

1993Kenneth A. Parulski, C. Bradley Hunt, and LeRoy E. DeMarsh, "Source-Adaptive Encoding Options for HDTV and NTSC," Oct. 1992.

1992Bob Elkind and David Fibush, "Proposal for Error Detection and Handling in Digital Studio Equipment," Dec. 1991.

L. E. DeMarsh, "HDTV Colorimetry," (a summary of the activities of the SMPTE Ad Hoc Group on HDTV Production Colorimetry) Oct. 1991.

1991Syd Wiles, Frederick Gasoi, and Ed Zwaneveld, "Digital Optical Sound on 35mm Motion Picture Film," Nov. 1990.

N. Egami, T. Yamagishi, S. Okazaki, K. Tanioka, M. Kurashige, K. Oku, and S. Ehata, "High-Sensitivity HDTV Camera Tube with a HARP Target," Sept. 1990.