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Mesclado - Film mastering and versioning with IMF

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Is IMF (Interoperable Master Format) worth it? Figures prove it: typically 26% cost-savings over 4 years for a 1-hour program. In this article, we go through the IMF mastering use case. For each stage of the workflow, we compare a typical process with or without IMF.

In practice, when a program is made, multiple versions are produced. Once the Original Version (OV) and International Version (IV) are ready come other languages. Programs are traditionally stored complete, as plain tape or film replacement. IMF offers an alternative: one package stores each element (audio, video, subtitles) with minimum overhead. Where each version usually requires a big chunk of storage (60GB per version), IMF makes it economical (100GB overall).

The IMF approach implies archiving many versions at minimum cost: a new Composition PlayList (CPL) and the extra content are only needed. Using our example, 5 masters produced then stored for 4 years cost $22k with IMF against $30k without. The paper details how a 26% cost-reduction is achieved in practice.

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Mesclado - Film mastering and versioning with IMF

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  2. 2. 2 • • Without IMF With IMF • Using ProRes 422 to produce one MXF or Quicktime file per version • File size: 60GB per version • Using JPEG-2000 to produce the Interoperable Master Package (IMP) with higher quality images • File size: 100GB for the package
  3. 3. 3 Without IMF With IMF In both cases we receive 5 .stl files and 5 audio files 5 new masters are produced for the dubbed versions (60GB each). Supplemental packages are added to the original IMP with new audio and subtitles (~100GB total). New CPLs are created for each version. Without IMF With IMF 2 new masters are produced. The old versions are purged. The IMF package is updated: • German version: new CPL with extra credits (slate) • Arabic version: new CPL with a removed scene
  4. 4. 4 Without IMF With IMF When ordered, each master is used to produce the version delivered to the client. Spanish and Italian versions are purged after use to make savings on storage. When ordered, the IMP is used to produce the version delivered to the client based on the CPL. All versions are kept within the IMF package. Without IMF With IMF 2 new masters are produced for the dubbed versions (60GB each). The IMP is used to produce the version delivered to the client based on the existing CPL. Without IMF With IMF We store the OV, IV, German and English versions. Other language versions are purged to save cost (60GB each). We store the IMF package. All the versions are included in one single IMP (~100GB total).
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