ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – 3 October 2018 – Cospective, developer of the interactive video review software cineSync, is to be awarded an Engineering Emmy for outstanding achievement in technical development.
The official announcement can be found here.
Presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Cospective will receive the award at the prestigious ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 24th 2018. The American Emmy Awards recognise excellence within various areas of television and emerging media.
cineSync is recognised as the industry-standard solution to facilitate the review of visual effects in high-end film and television productions. Since its release, the software has served the media production industry to enable simple and effective collaboration for teams around the globe. Participants in a cineSync review session can watch and annotate on shots, frame-by-frame, in perfect synchronisation.
Iconic TV series that have utilised cineSync include; Game of Thrones (HBO), The Walking Dead (AMC), Stranger Things (Netflix), The Expanse (Syfy), and many, many more.
Game of Thrones VFX associate producer Adam Chazen said cineSync had helped with managing multiple vendors in multiple locations, overcoming distance and language barriers.
“cineSync is an essential tool for Game of Thrones. We have people working all over the world so the ability to look, point, and draw on the same image is invaluable. cineSync helps to take away the guesswork and ensures everyone is on the same page,” he said.
How To Get Away With Murder, Altered Carbon, A Series of Unfortunate Events and Lost in Space are some of the other productions that cineSync has been used for in television.
“Our business has grown as a result of the growth in television budgets, scales and viewership thanks to what is happening on Netflix, HBO and Amazon, among others,” says Cospective chief executive Rory McGregor.
“Supervisors, producers, directors, editors and more the world over have been able to improve their workflow: productions no longer to meet in the same physical location, or get mired in reams of email feedback chains when iterating on a visual element of a show.
“The television industry is more global today than ever before, with flagship shows shot across numerous locations and post-production companies contributing diverse skill sets from across oceans. cineSync bridges that gulf. It fuses creative workflows across the globe, ensuring effective collaboration from concepts through to final edit.
“We are thrilled to have been recognised by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for this prestigious award. We created cineSync with the core goal of making global collaboration on complex creative projects accessible and simple for everyone involved in the process. We’re proud to see all the incredible episodic television projects being created today with the help of cineSync and will continue to develop our technology to support the industry for years to come.”
About the software
cineSync was first commercially released in 2005, with development led by Cospective CTO, Neil Wilson. In 2011, the software received an Academy Award® for Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The platform has revolutionised the way in which studios and showrunners interact and present their post-production work, by allowing distributed teams to view and interactively comment on work in progress, in real time.
By facilitating communication in this way, a large shot tally can be produced and delivered by teams working remotely, enabling seamless global collaboration to ensure an aligned vision can be realised.
Recent updates to cineSync have introduced advanced features like watermarking, guest authentication, and encryption to benefit creative projects of all shapes and sizes. These features ensure quick and easy compliance with the ever-increasing security demands of the film and TV industry.