Apple wins an Engineering Emmy for its ProRes video codec

The Television Academy has awarded Apple with an Engineering Emmy for its ProRes video codec, which has seen widespread adoption in the film and TV industries since debuting in 2007.

Engineering Emmys are given to companies for developments that “are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the production, recording, transmission or reception of television,” according to the academy.

For the 72nd Engineering Emmys, Apple earned an award for the ubiquitous use of the ProRes video in both the film and television industry. The academy praised the codec’s preservation of source video quality and Apple’s innovative algorithm design, which offers fast encoding and ultra-fast decoding.

“These two properties— combined with Apple’s industry licensing and certification support— make ProRes among the most widely used codecs for end-to-end content-creation workflows: from high-quality acquisition to high-performance editing, color correction, broadcast ingest and playout,

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2020 Emmy Awards: Despite a few flubs, the virtual ceremony managed to blend emotion, politics and technology (review)

In the days leading up to the 2020 Emmy Awards, the big concern was how the producers and host Jimmy Kimmel were going to pull off a virtual ceremony. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kimmel would be at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Most nominees would be home or wherever they chose to be, and would be connecting remotely. The possibility of technological foul-ups and other potential disasters loomed large.

As it turned out, though, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards show on Sunday came off with only a few technical glitches. After a fairly numbing first hour, in which all the comedy categories were lumped together, and “Schitt’s Creek” kept winning in all those categories, the show perked up. While some bits fell flat, by the time it was over, this unconventional Emmy show ultimately felt lighter and more down to earth than the traditional extravaganza.

It’s become a

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