FOR-A to collect top engineering award

FT-ONE has been used on a wide variety of high-profile sports events


FOR-A Company Ltd is to be one of three recipients recognised for Live Production Technology Beyond HD to Achieve Non-Interpolated Video for Instant Replay at theh 68th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards in January 2017.

FOR-A was the first manufacturer to release and have put into a practical application an ultra-high-speed 4K resolution camera with up to 900 frames per second - the FT-ONE, for live sports production.

The FT-ONE has been used on a wide variety of high-profile sports events and broadcasting projects throughout the world. While traditional sports coverage is great for much of the action, high speed capability with 4K extraction has been a real game-changer.

It provides image details that were never possible before and catches action that has been extracted and integrated from the field of play and assimilate it into a HD production. The level of image detail, and resolution was never before seen by the home viewer whereby offering a new way to enjoy a sports event, making it clear as to the outcome of a controversial play.

“We are very pleased and honoured to receive this distinguished and prestigious award for our technology and engineering efforts on the FT-ONE camera,” said Katsuaki Kiyohara, president of FOR-A. “This would not have been possible without the commitment, dedication, and tireless efforts of our dynamic engineering team at FOR-A,” he continued. “Their dedication and hard work is evident within the high-quality products they produce. The FT-ONE is just one example. We are also very grateful to those out there in the field, who have chosen to use our FT-ONE camera to get the very best quality shot possible,” Kiyohara said.

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