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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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Jason Bateman Accidentally Won An Emmy For ‘The Outsider’

Due to our new COVID reality, the Emmys had a daunting task ahead of it when it decided to soldier forward and continue on with this years awards. While Jimmy Kimmel took the reins of the Primetime Emmy Awards show, which managed to scale down as rewards were presented virtually, the Creative Arts Emmy were an entirely different beast.

Spread out over five nights of four one-hour online streams before concluding with a two-hour telecast that aired Saturday night on FXX, the Creative Arts Emmy managed to chug along without any major problems until the last stretch. During the award for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series, Jason Bateman was accidentally named by an announcer as the winner for his work on The Outsider, but the title card actually said Ron Cephas Jones. Turns out Jones was the real winner for his spot on This Is Us,

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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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Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus face off for Emmy milestone glory

By now, streaming services’ domination of the Emmy Awards is nothing new. But no streaming service has ever won a major Emmy before it even hit its first birthday. This year, two will try 

a close up of a light: The Emmys award ceremony is Sunday. Getty Images

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Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus both launched last November. Both notched primetime Emmy nominations for their original programming in big categories. And both could take home statues before the night is out. 

Emmy success for such young streaming services could mean a fresh gust of wind in their sails, as they grapple against competitors for your attention. The so-called “streaming wars” have launched a raft of new services over the last year, pitting upstarts like Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max and Peacock against giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others. 

The Mandalorian, and its viral character known as Baby Yoda, were breakout hits for Disney Plus. Lucasfilm Ltd.

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