Television Academy lauds platform that has generated 600-plus real-time productions in 50 countries in past two years, including LED-based virtual productions for Netflix and Amazon Prime.

disguise’s xR platform wins company first-ever Emmy award

disguise has received an Engineering, Science and Technology Emmy Award for its extended reality (xR) platform.

Established by the Television Academy in 1948 as the Engineering Emmy Awards, they recognise individuals and companies that “materially affect the production, recording, transmission or reception of television”. This marks disguise’s first Emmy win.

In the past two years, the disguise xR platform has helped generate more than 600 real-time productions in 50 countries, including LED-based virtual productions for Netflix and Amazon Prime.

“Receiving this award is a huge win for disguise, and a testament to our efforts to redefine the world of production through our xR solution,” said chief executive Fernando Küfer. “We are grateful for our team, which keeps on pushing boundaries, and our community of users who partner with us and use our technology to create amazing productions.

“In 2019, we saw the promise that xR held for improved collaboration on sets, added time control while shooting, and the ability to capture realistic lighting and reflections from CG graphics in-camera. In the two-and-a-half years since we launched our xR solution, we have seen wide, global democratisation and uptake of xR.”

In April, disguise received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation. The company has won a Cynopsis Sports Media Award for Innovation during the pandemic, and over the past year has been shortlisted for a CSI Award for “Best Sports Broadcast or Streaming Innovation”, a Growing Business of the Year Award and a Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Award for Technology Innovation.

The Engineering, Science and Technology Emmy winners will be honoured at a ceremony on September 28.

Reference : AVinteractive