Los AngelesThe Television Academy has announced the recipients of the 74th Engineering, Science and Technology Emmy Awards, honoring an individual, company or organization for development in broadcast technology.
The awards will be presented at the awards ceremony on Weds, September 28, 2022, hosted by Kirsten Vangsness, who starred on the critically acclaimed CBS drama Criminal Minds for 15 seasons and an upcoming 16th season. Series for Paramount+.
“Innovation is an important part of television production, and the talented engineers, scientists and technologists we have identified are essential to the growth of our industry,” said Frank Sherma, president and CEO of the Television Academy. “These pioneering companies and visionaries have leveraged the power of technology for television and storytelling in fundamental ways.”
John Leverens, chairman of the committee, said: “Earlier this year the Academy formed the Science and Technology Peer Group, which represents members who are involved in the strategy and development of technologies that create storytelling opportunities for the television industry. enable or advance the process.” “Led by new peer group governors and co-chairs Wendy Aylesworth and Barry Zegel, this year’s newly formed Engineering Emmy Awards committee honors a wide array of innovative solutions to once-seemingly difficult technical problems.”
Charles F. The recipients of this year’s award for the Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award and the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award are:
- The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors a living individual whose continued contributions have significantly influenced the state of television technology and engineering, is presented by Dr. Paul E. Debevec will be given. Paul Debevec will be awarded the 2022 Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award. Debavec’s pioneering work made it possible to record and reproduce the light of real scenes to illuminate virtual scenes and vice versa. High dynamic range imagery is a mainstay of computer graphics and, combined with image-based lighting, enables the realistic integration of existing live-action lighting into computer-rendered images. These tools and concepts are now a standard within the VFX industry for rendering. The concepts and innovative use of LED lighting pioneered with Paul Light Stage has laid the foundation for the use of LED lighting in virtual production, which has seen rapid development as a tool for lighting actors on virtual stages.
- The Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award, which honors an agency, company or institution whose contributions have significantly influenced television technology and engineering over time, will be awarded to ARRI. ARRI was partnered with Philo T. for over a century of designing and manufacturing camera and lighting systems as well as systemic technical solutions and service networks for a worldwide complex of the film, broadcast and media industries. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award. Industry professionals have long trusted the stability and versatility of ARRI equipment in a portfolio that includes digital cameras, lenses, camera accessories, archive technologies, lamp heads and lighting accessories. In addition to offering specialized technologies, ARRI Rental’s services and equipment provide camera, lighting and grip packages for professional productions here and abroad. ARRI cameras have combined the creativity and technology that have made filmed entertainment the dominant medium of our times. Dedicated to maintaining its place at the forefront of the development of future technologies to capture moving images, ARRI has been around for 100+ years…and counting, the academy said.
In addition, the Academy announced seven Engineering Emmys, which are presented to an individual, company or organization for developments in engineering that are either so vastly improved in existing methods or so innovative in nature as to be relevant to production, recording, transmission, and transmission. or physically affect the reception. of television:
- Mark Hills and Mark Bakos for CleanFeed Remote Audio Review/Recording System. CleanFeed is a high-fidelity “conference call” software-as-a-service with a focus on audio production. This enables equal collaboration of audio-quality with low latency for all participants to be together in the same studio and for seamless interaction between talent. CleanFeed’s innovative technology has advanced workflows in the industry, including being accessible to in-house engineers and talent who use direct links in their web browsers to enable full-scale TV and film post-production. For more information, please visit cleanfeed.net.
- Disguise Systems Ltd for Disguise Platform. The disguise platform is an advancement in image processing that includes elements of video playback and real-time technology to improve the interaction between computer graphic elements, digital images and environments, physical actors, props and practical sets. The combination of disguise stage with LED walls and camera tracking enables real lighting information on actors (and real objects), support for reflective and refractive props, a more natural shot lineup and a production environment where creative decisions are made quicker and with better can be done. help. Using real-time 3D visualization-based software and robust hardware, the Instruments in Disguise platform seamlessly integrates and guides a range of technologies including camera tracking and real-time content engines that transform analog physical space into a virtual digital world. include in. For more information, please visit disguise.one.
- Light and Magic for the Stagecraft Virtual Production Tool Suite. ILM Stagecraft is an end-to-end virtual production tool suite that bridges the gap between a practical physical production method and traditional digital post-production visual effects by providing the ability to design, scout and light environments before the shoot and then captures. Sight in camera during main photography. Stagecraft is a real-time engine, a real-time renderer, high-quality color management, physical camera equipment, LED displays, motion-capture technology, synchronization functionality, and set-on-sets to digitally create the illusion of 3D backgrounds. Set brings the user interface together. For a live-action set. Please visit ilm.com for more information.
- Geoffrey Croshaw and William Brinkley for LeoStream Remote Access Software. Leostream’s remote access and desktop connection management software enables news and entertainment organizations to create security-conscious remote production environments that are sustainable, performant and cost-effective. Its ability to mix and manage on-premises and cloud-based hosting platforms and support for multiple high-end performance protocols ensures the productivity of editors and production engineers while simplifying IT. The ability to manage and manage disparate technologies from a single access platform is a uniquely Leostream creation that helps organizations advance the art of their entire hosted desktop environment with a view to integrating new technologies as they come to market. make capable. Please visit leostream.com for more information.
- Sure Incorporated for the Xiente Digital Wireless Audio System. The Shure Axient Digital Wireless System delivers the highest performance RF (radio frequencies), exceptional audio quality, command and control, and hardware scalability needed to tell stories seamlessly on the most demanding sets in the world. Please visit Shure.com for more information.
- Sohonet for ClearView Pivot Remote Collaboration Tool. Sohonet’s Clearview Pivot is a real-time remote collaboration tool with the flexibility to connect creative users at the click of a button, allowing users to stream color and frame-accurate footage in 4K HDR, 12-bit color depth, and 4:4 Has: 4 chroma sampling in real time with ultra-low latency. From a single web interface (and without having to set up new firewall configurations for each use), ClearView is able to efficiently connect multiple participants for multi-point review sessions. For more information please visit sohonet.com.
- Stype Cajic, Andrija Cajic, Daniel Kruselj and Ivica Antolkovic for the stYpe suite of optical/camera tracking tools. The stYpe suite of optical/tracking tools includes the first bolt-on mechanical tracking kit for camera cranes (StypeKit), which can be used to retrofit existing cranes and attach them to a virtual production crane (complete with lens data delivered to an Ethernet interface). ) was changed to . VR shots were made easier, with the simplification of setup procedures and the implementation of lens calibration procedures that eliminated graphics drift and the introduction of auto-targeting functionality. Additionally, its Optical-Camera Tracking System (RedSpy) produces a point cloud marker system used to calculate camera position, which, in conjunction with StypeKit’s crane tracking, is one of the most sought after live productions. meets the needs. Please visit stype.tv for more information.