The Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has awarded Amberfin chief technology officer Bruce Devlin the David Sarnoff Gold Medal Award.

This award, which was presented by SMPTE’s president, Peter Ludé, was given to Devlin for his significant contribution to the creation and establishment of the MXFstandard.

Devlin said: “It seems that we live in an era where new media devices are introduced on an almost weekly basis.

“The resulting, inexorable move to IT methods and file based working raises daily challenges to keep all of those devices illuminated with compelling content while keeping costs under control.

“SMPTE’s MXF format is a key component in solving those challenges and I am grateful to the organisation to have had the opportunity to move that technology forwards.”

Bruce Devlin has worked in the media industry for 25 years for the BBC, Thomson and Snell & Wilcox where he has designed RF antennas, circuit boards, ASICs, hardware systems, video algorithms, compression algorithms, software applications, software systems and media workflows.