Santa Monica, CA – Apr. 8, 2019 – DropKey® Studio in a Bag inventor Rockwell Scharer received an Edison Award for Best Digital Product Innovation (2019), named after Thomas Alva Edison, which recognizes and honors the world’s best in innovators and innovations. The Edison Awards were announced at the Edison Awards Gala held Thursday, April 4, 2019 in New York City.
Mr. Scharer was nominated for the prize in 2018 for his work in developing the MediaBook® and DropKey® Studio in a Bag® technology, creating the prototype that required years to develop with an Academy and Emmy Award-winning team. The innovation led to the creation of the Mobile Content Capture market (MCC) that will change the landscape of YouTube, Journalist, Education and Media Content Creation.
All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot sent to an independent judging panel. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.
DropKey is a Consumer-friendly Chroma key background replacement app with video file storage and assembly in the cloud, the state of the art green screen tech on smartphones.
Founder and CEO Rockwell Scharer solved a difficult physics problem in light to invent a pop-up, inflatable studio with bright lights and pro audio to make push-button perfect live background replacement on smart devices with no rotoscoping or post-production. All professional content creators use Chroma key background replacement, and when you put that ability on 2 billion smart devices, you have a revolution. Now millennials and pros can purchase DreamScreens with the free DropKey app and can have the Daily Show set in their second bedroom for a few hundred bucks. The DropKey app, when paired with the new DropKey Studio In A Bag produces crisp, HD live background replacement on smartphones without rotoscoping or post-production required. Our founder invented the pop-up Studio-In-A-Bag with bright, brilliant lights, pro audio, and is collapsible and flight-ready with no free-standing lights, no post-production and no lighting decisions to make. DropKey, Inc. has developed and received worldwide patent protection to license mobile applications and manufacture the first portable, Flight-Ready HD Studio-In-A-Bag, creating full HD background replacement on Tablets and Smartphones. According to Rockwell Scharer, CEO of DropKey, Inc., “We saw a very big niche in TV 3.0 where Big TV Producers can significantly increase their revenue streams and revolutionize content creation on the mobile platform. Users will be able to make Lord of The Rings at home using professionally shot backgrounds and purchased on Mediabook.tv, Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams will find proteges and farm talent across the globe, and TV News will change forever as we know it. Our developers discover new applications every day for this new advanced portal, resulting in significant, scaleable billion-dollar industries. Due to advances in the robust processing power of tablets and smartphones, along with the confluence of Cloud technology and Cloudmining for Advertisers, DropKey, Inc.a has set the bar for making sophisticated HD content at home or on the road creating tens of thousands of jobs in America overnight. DropKey, Inc. has created a hearty, collapsible Professional Sound and Lighting portal optimized for Tablets and Smartphones with HD background replacement, and will be marketed to Consumers and Professionals for around $599 at www.tvstudioinabag.com or www.dropkey.com.
Elon Musk and Astro Teller were former winners of the Edison Award (2014, 2017)
*NOTE: This article was update 4/07/19 when the Edison Awards were announced and Rockwell Scharer won for Best Digital Product Innovation.