AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, is pleased to announce that its CTO, Bruce Devlin, was the recipient of the 2012 British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS) Technical and Scientific Award.
The BKSTS’ Technical and Scientific Award is given for an outstanding invention, development or innovation that has contributed to the advancement of the industries served by the Society. The 2012 award was presented to Bruce Devlin for his significant contribution to the creation and establishment of the MXF standard.
The award ceremony was held on Tuesday 14th February 2012, at the Royal College of Arts in London during the annual Bernard Happé Lecture, from 7pm to 10pm. For more information please visit:
The BKSTS was founded in London, England in 1931 to serve the growing film industry. As well as meetings, presentations, seminars, international exhibitions and conferences, BKSTS also organizes an extensive programme of training courses, lectures, workshops and special events.
Bruce Devlin has been working in the media industry for 25 years. In his career he has designed RF antennas, circuit boards, FPGAs, ASICs, hardware systems, video algorithms, compression algorithms, software applications, software systems and media workflows. He has worked for the BBC, Thomson, Snell & Wilcox and is currently the Chief Technical Officer of AmberFin where he leads the company’s technology strategy and helps media organizations around the world improve their business efficiency by migrating to file based working.
Devlin is an alumni of Queens’ College, Cambridge, England, a member of the IABM, a fellow of SMPTE, has won many technology awards, the author of many patents, a major contributor to the design of MXF and has written books and standards that help to drive the professional media industry forwards.
AmberFin is a company at the heart of solving file-based workflow problems for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses. The AmberFin Media Factory, based on the iCR family of modular software products, digitizes and transforms new and archived content, combining a service oriented design philosophy with intelligent use of cost-effective generic IT. This enables customers to save time, increase revenues and grow in-line with business demands.
Unique to the Media Factory system, AmberFin’s industry first approach to Quality Control, known as Unified Quality Control (UQC), introduces a QC mark that brings a new level of trust to media assets. UQC uniquely combines an automated process with a human touch, enabling more efficient and effective decision-making and new levels of confidence in the file creation and transformation processes.
AmberFin has experienced growth of 90% in the last year thanks to hundreds of iCR systems being deployed worldwide. Systems that are trusted where quality matters by some of the world’s leading media organizations including Sony Pictures, NBA, Turner Broadcasting, ZDF, NRK, National Geographic, BT, Discovery and Warner Brothers.