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Schneider Optics earns 2012 Technical Emmy for IRND Technology

Schneider Optics will receive a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award, for its IRND (Infrared Neutral Density) filter technology, from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Schneider developed its IRND technology to address the issue of sensitivity to light just beyond the visible range into the infrared. Without correction, light in the IR spectrum can cause unwanted false color shifts causing the camera’s imagers from capturing true black tones.

Schneider's engineering team including the late Bob Zupka, crafted a solution by designing the Platinum Series IRND filter series to provide the proper balance of light striking the camera’s imager throughout the spectrum. Eliminating the near-infrared light leakage maintains true color rendition in the blacks while maintaining high MTF.