Avid’s Kovalick Receives Sarnoff Award

Kovalick was awarded the medal in recognition of his contributions in advancing file-based storage, playback and interchange in television production applications.
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Al Kovalick, enterprise product strategist at Avid, was named this year’s recipient of the David Sarnoff Medal, which was presented Thursday evening at the SMPTE Annual Tech Conference & Expo in Hollywood.

Kovalick was awarded the medal in recognition of his contributions in advancing file-based storage, playback and interchange in television production applications.

He has been involved in hybrid audio/video systems and information technology endeavors for the past 16 years, and is the author of the first book on converged A/V and IT systems, “Video Systems in an IT Environment, Second Edition: The Basics of Professional Networked Media and File-based Workflows.” He is also the author of more than 50 papers. Kovalick was awarded a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and took an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at San Jose State University.