Pronology Provides Support, Workflow For Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Oscars telecast is the most anticipated award show for film enthusiasts and industry professionals worldwide. Pronology, a developer of tapeless workflow solutions, continued its tradition of being a part of the action behind the scenes in the months leading into the show as well as on-site during the event with its full suite of production offerings.

In its ninth year providing support for the show, Pronology’s mRes standalone multi-resolution encoder along with its CenterPoint media asset management platform were deployed. In addition, Pronology’s StreamFile Core application was used with NewTek’s NDI standard for video production over IP.

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“We are honored that the Academy continues to see the value in our workflow products,” says Jonathan Aroesty, president of Pronology. “The Oscars is the pinnacle of acknowledgement for films and productions, and we are proud to once again be recognized for our reliable and easy to use solutions.”

This year, four awards that were originally going to be presented during various commercial breaks were added to the live televised portion of the show. Due to this addition, time became even more important and Pronology’s mRes was utilized to deliver quick turnaround elements, including red carpet shots that were cut into existing templates on Avid Media Composer workstations.

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The red carpet cameras were fed to mRes and it integrated bumpers and voiceovers specific to the talent throughout the clips. With mRes’ functionality, the opening was delivered 30 seconds before the show started with the most up-to-date late arrivals at the red carpet.

Pronology’s mRes standalone multi-resolution encoder was also deployed during the musical acts. Having the secure web-streamable proxy enabled, the performers were able to watch their performances during rehearsals as well as post-event.

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