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,