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NAB Show 2023

SMPTE Quarterly Standards Update

SMPTE Quarterly Standards Update

January 13 , 2022  

January 2022 introduces the new SMPTE Standards Vice President (SVP), Florian Schleich, assisted by Standards Director Sally Hattori. In this webinar, Florian and Sally will be presenting a vision for SMPTE standards for the future. The Past SVP, Bruce Devlin, along with our permanent member of staff, the Director of Standards Development Thomas Bause Mason, will be presenting the status of the work in the Technology Committees at the end of Bruce's 4 year term. We encourage Q&A, whether it is technical, social or ... predicting the future.


Florian Schleich


I have been a consumer and implementer of SMPTE Standards for the past 15+ years and have been actively contributing to the Standards Community since 2013. I started my professional career at Fraunhofer IIS in Germany, where I developed software to process Digital Cinema Packages and supported European film archives in their efforts to adopt digital preservation workflows. I later moved to Los Angeles, CA to interface with local studios and production/post companies to better understand their needs and to position Fraunhofer’s light field production tools and IMF packaging solutions. I accepted an offer from Netflix in 2018, where I currently manage production technology partnerships and Standards engagements with the goal to democratize innovative and interoperable production/post workflows. 

At SMPTE, I have served as document editor and chair of drafting groups in the past. Currently, I am Co-Chair of Technology Committee 35PM, where I pioneered the use of Public Committee Drafts to make the Standards development process more accessible and agile. I’m now deeply humbled and honored to be considered for the role of Standards Vice President. If elected, I would like to focus on the following: streamlining access to SMPTE engineering documents; striving for stronger collaboration with industry organizations that are keen to publish specifications; and ensuring that processes are not in the way of solving today’s critical problems. I have Dipl.-Inf. (FH) and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science. In my free time, I’m an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. You’ll often find me camping in the mountains with my wife and our two sons. 

Sally Hattori

s_hattori_education_director_2021_photoDirector, Product Development at StudioLAB, The Walt Disney Studios, where she works on advanced technology projects for post-production and distribution technologies such as workflow development for next generation media (4K/UHD, HDR, Immersive Audio), machine learning for content production and management, and new entertainment experiences. Prior to joining 20th Century Fox in 2014, now part of The Walt Disney Studios, she served as Senior Engineer of Technology Strategy and Standards at Sony Corporation, where she was responsible for various strategic planning and standardizations on video codecs, media applications and media services. She has contributed to developing various technologies and standards working with various manufactures, content providers and technology companies. Sally has received multiple awards for innovative patents and international standards development.  Sally holds a Master's Degree in Information and Communication Engineering from Waseda University


Bruce Devlin

Bruce Devlin square_0-jpgBruce Devlin has been working in the media industry for 30 years and is the chief media scientist at Dalet Digital Media Systems as well as the founder of Mr MXF Ltd. and co-founder of the Media Bay LLC. He is well known in the industry for his technology presentations, especially his educational YouTube series—Bruce’s Shorts. Devlin has designed everything from ASICs to algorithms. He tweets as @MrMXF chaired the SMPTE working groups and literally wrote the book on the MXF format. Devlin is an alumnus of Queens’ College Cambridge England. He is a member of the International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM) and Digital Production Partnership, a fellow and U.K. Governor of SMPTE, a recipient of SMPTE’s David Sarnoff Medal, a recipient of BKSTS’ Achievement award, keen to educate the world about media and a rider of bicycles (occasionally quickly). Devlin is also a recipient of the SMPTE Excellence in Standards award.


Thomas Bause Mason

Screen Shot 2020-09-15 at 9.49.10 AMThomas Bause Mason, whose extensive engineering experience includes the development of patented media technologies and in-depth involvement in standards creation while serving in roles with West German Television (WDR), Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC), Ascent Media, and NBCUniversal in Los Angeles, is currently the owner and managing director of Open Media Consulting. While at NBCUniversal, he was the company’s lead on the Video Services Forum (VSF) TR03/TR04 and SMPTE ST 2110 standardization effort. Mason also has chaired the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) Media over IP (MoIP) Subcommittee; organized the MoIP Workshop — presented by the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), NABA, SMPTE, and VSF — that promoted the use of SMPTE ST 2110; and chaired the SMPTE Studio Group on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks.