Emmy® Awarded to Mark Franken for EdiCue
Sydney, Australia (October 1, 2015) - Mark Franken, founder and lead developer at Sounds In Sync Pty Ltd, today announced that he has been awarded an Emmy® for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for his software application EdiCue. The Engineering Emmy is presented to an individual, company or organization for engineering developments so significant that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.
In the 67th Primetime Engineering Emmy Award announcement, the Television Academy stated: “EdiCue is established software that incorporates a groundbreaking workflow, which sound supervisors use to reliably create and update ADR cues within Pro Tools. This workflow simplifies the process of re-syncing cues when last-minute picture changes occur, and it uniquely provides visual methods to confirm that the timing of cues is correct. These features, along with the flexibility of EdiCue in interfacing with other tools and cueing systems found on ADR stages around the world, have led to its almost universal adoption by both independent television sound supervisors and major post production studios.”
“We are honoured to receive this prestigious award from the Television Academy for the development of EdiCue”, said Mark Franken. “We are excited to be recognized for the important part that EdiCue plays in the sound post-production process, and we are forever grateful for our clients who have helped shape EdiCue into the game-changer that it is today”.
For sound supervisors working in the television industry, EdiCue has made it possible to create and manage the ADR cues for even the most challenging of television shows. These include shows that have tight deadlines, begin sound post-production with pictures that are yet to be locked, or have actors recording in multiple countries and time zones.
EdiCue Emmy® Award Presentation Reel (Durn 03:08) Subtítulos en Español | Untertitel in Deutsch
Central to EdiCue’s work-flow is the way it stores data within a Pro Tools session. This not only allows users to see that each cue is timed correctly during playback, but provides for a simplified and reliable way to update the cues when picture changes occur.
About the 67th Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards
The 67th Engineering Emmy Awards are overseen by chair Wendy Aylsworth, SVP of Technology, Warner Bros. Committee members are Ruth Adelman, Stuart Bass, Chris Cookson, Jim DeFilippis, David Jensen, Jim Mathers, William Powloski, Vince Roberts, David Stump, Craig Weiss and Barry Zegel.
About Sounds In Sync
Sounds In Sync has been instrumental in providing sound editors and designers from around the world access to professional, time-saving sound editing applications since we launched our first product, EdiTrace, in 2003. We now produce a range of products under the Edi banner, including EdiCue, EdiPrompt, EdiLoad, EdiChart and EdiMarker.
As an Avid third-party developer, Sounds In Sync is committed to creating intuitive, user-friendly tools that directly assist sound designers and editors to fulfill ever-increasing production demands. Our software and workflow solutions are purpose- designed to meet the specific needs and requirements of sound designers and editors worldwide – whether freelancers or based at major film post production facilities.
Sounds In Sync's lead developer, award-winning sound editor Mark Franken, has consistently worked at the forefront of sound post production on a wide variety of projects from around the world. His hands-on experience in today’s exciting sound industry allows him to see where his colleagues need help - and provides him with the knowledge and impetus to create and develop the software to help them.