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Nicolaas Verheem found incredible success in Hollywood, earning his company an Academy Plaque in the Scientific and Engineering Award division of Sci/Tech Awards.


Los Angelas, United States (15 February 2021) – It is currently award season in Hollywood, and while the red carpet glitz and glam have been left behind, the show must go on. The latest award ceremony was for the Motion Picture Academy Sci/Tech Awards. This ceremony honours the innovation that takes place behind the scenes, from technological development to innovation in animation and more.

South African born Nicolaas Verheem has become a recipient of one of these prestigious awards. Nicolaas started his company, Teradek to innovate technology for the film industry. The companies latest innovation, The Bolt was honoured with the Scientific and Engineering Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Sci/Tech awards.

“We are honored to receive a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for our development of Teradek’s Bolt. The Bolt was forged over almost a decade of hard work, with a relentless focus on the customer, leading to our solution slowly pulling ahead of the alternatives and having a meaningful and lasting impact in the industry. But it must be said that we stood on the shoulders of giants, not only those of our colleagues in California and Israel, but also the many groundbreaking scientists over the last two centuries that made the magic of wireless video become a reality.” – Nicolaas Verheem, founder and CEO of Teradek.

Scientific and Technical Awards took place over the weekend.

The Teradek Bolt system features a frame-synchronised backchannel for real-time camera control, and error-resilient timecode channel and integrated production metadata, which have led to its widespread adoption in motion picture production.

“Today over 40,000 Bolt transmitters and 60,000 Bolt receivers are working in the motion picture and broadcasting industry—owned by Steadicam operators, DITs, drone pilots, production companies and rental houses—all to keep up with the demands of production crews large and small. It’s thanks to all of these users that we are able to make an announcement like this.” 

You can take a look at Nicolaas, giving his acceptance speech below.

Sources: Teradek
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