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IMF: more constraints
or efficient masters’ delivery?
Cherif BEN ZID
mesclado
Technology & Innovation Day
Berlin – Feb. ...
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mesclado: who are we?
• Architects and consultants for sustainable
audiovisual syst...
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Twitter
@Mesclado
#MediaEI
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Proprietary “mezzanine” Formats
• History
– Exchanging Master elements in the form ...
5© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved
Proprietary “mezzanine” Formats
• Two main factors
– Containers (ex: QuickTime MOV ...
6© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved
IMF: General Presentation
• Standardization
– By SMPTE: 35PM-50 WG on IMF
– Involve...
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IMF Standardisation
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Basic elements of a typical IMF Package
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Applications
Video
Definition
Status
App #2App #2
JPEG-2000
Broadcast Profile
HD ma...
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IMF meant for versioning
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“Artistic” Versioning
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“Technical” Versioning
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Examples of IMF-supporting products/services
• Interest in IMF as a master that pr...
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• OpenCubeHD/SD v2.8 (EVS OpenCube)
– 100% file-based server (generation and
manip...
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• MIST IMF Mastering (Marquise Technology)
– Software solution capable of generati...
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Examples of IMF-supporting products/services
• Transkoder (Colorfront)
– Software-...
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Examples of IMF-supporting products/services
• For further information on these so...
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TRAINING | Interoperable Master Format « IMF » :...
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Interoperable Master Format (IMF): more constraints or efficient masters’ delivery?

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Presentation on Interoperable Master Format made by Cherif Ben Zid, Mesclado, during the 2015 Technology & Innovation Day organized by Rohde & Schwarz in collaboration with 3IT Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies.

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Interoperable Master Format (IMF): more constraints or efficient masters’ delivery?

  1. 1. 1 IMF: more constraints or efficient masters’ delivery? Cherif BEN ZID mesclado Technology & Innovation Day Berlin – Feb. 12th, 2015
  2. 2. 2© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved mesclado: who are we? • Architects and consultants for sustainable audiovisual systems • IT expertise applied to the media • Independence and objective interests in market solutions for our customers’ needs
  3. 3. 3© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved Twitter @Mesclado #MediaEI
  4. 4. 4© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved Proprietary “mezzanine” Formats • History – Exchanging Master elements in the form of tapes – Evolution to file-based exchange but with various proprietary formats – Multiplicity of Video/IT media distribution platforms
  5. 5. 5© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved Proprietary “mezzanine” Formats • Two main factors – Containers (ex: QuickTime MOV which has never been standardized) – Codecs (ex: Apple ProRes requiring Mac platforms)
  6. 6. 6© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved IMF: General Presentation • Standardization – By SMPTE: 35PM-50 WG on IMF – Involvement of most major actors of the media market (manufacturers, right-holders, etc.) – Standardization status: approximately 90%
  7. 7. 7© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved IMF Standardisation
  8. 8. 8© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved Basic elements of a typical IMF Package
  9. 9. 9© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved Applications Video Definition Status App #2App #2 JPEG-2000 Broadcast Profile HD max 10-bit max Publication (SMPTE ST 2067-20) App #3App #3 SStP (Simple Studio Profile) Level 5 & 6 4K max 12-bit max Publication (SMPTE ST 2067-30) App #2 Extended App #2 Extended JPEG-2000 New Profile 4K max 16-bit max ST Audit App #4App #4 JPEG-2000 Profile 2 Math. Lossless 8K (8192x6144) max 16-bit linear Draft Publication Main features of IMF applications © mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved
  10. 10. 10© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved IMF meant for versioning
  11. 11. 11© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved “Artistic” Versioning
  12. 12. 12© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved “Technical” Versioning
  13. 13. 13© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved Examples of IMF-supporting products/services • Interest in IMF as a master that provides inter- equipment interoperability • CLIPSTER (DVS Rohde & Schwarz) – Hardware and software system capable of generating and manipulating digital content masters (IMP, DCP, …) – Supports various formats, codecs and definitions – Advanced use-case implementations in the US
  14. 14. 14© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved • OpenCubeHD/SD v2.8 (EVS OpenCube) – 100% file-based server (generation and manipulation of MXF files) – Multi-formats and multi-codecs Examples of IMF-supporting products/services
  15. 15. 15© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved • MIST IMF Mastering (Marquise Technology) – Software solution capable of generating and manipulating master files (IMP, DCP, …) – Supports various formats, codecs and definitions Examples of IMF-supporting products/services
  16. 16. 16© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved Examples of IMF-supporting products/services • Transkoder (Colorfront) – Software-based solution for transcoding and wrapping contents and masters – Capable of manipulating multiple pre-determined IMF configurations
  17. 17. 17© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved Examples of IMF-supporting products/services • For further information on these solutions and other ones: www.imfforum.com • Two successfully conducted plugfests in 2014 • Total interoperability between 7 different solutions on October 2014 • Next plugfest on March 2015 in Los Angeles
  18. 18. 18 Studies Events Consulting Training
  19. 19. 19© mesclado 2015 – All rights reserved Next events and training sessions TRAINING | Interoperable Master Format « IMF » : The Standard’s principals and its integration within media workflows” Date: Q2 2015 Germany & UK ON-DEMAND WEBCAST | Cloud Applied to Media - What are Top 10 items of Concern? CONFERENCE | During SMPTE Forum Program Committee SEMINAR | News & Sports Production Trends: the Keys for More Viewers, More Followers SEMINAR | Archive / Cloud / Formats / Sustainability/ Outsourcing Date: Q4 2015 Paris (France) Date: Q2 2015 Brussells (Belgium) Date : May 5, 2015 Online Date : May 7 & 8, 2015 - Berlin (Germany)
  20. 20. 20 Feedbacks? Questions?  cherif,benzid@mesclado.com www.mesclado.com

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