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Broadcasters Still Hesitate On IMF, But UHD May Help

Unlike studios and streamers, U.S. and international broadcasters have been reluctant to embrace the Interoperable Master Format. Their move to UHD programming and gradual operational shift to the cloud may change that.

SMPTE Releases Revisions to IMF Standards Documents

SMPTE has introduced a series of revisions to the SMPTE Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standards documents (SMPTE ST 2067) to ensure compliant implementation, bring additional features to the IMF system, address conflicts among various provisions, and improve consistency for end users. The revisions address results from IMF Plugfests, as well as feedback from implementers and […]

TECH ONE-ON-ONE

DPP’s Harrison Makes IP Work Around The World

Under Mark Harrison, the U.K.-based Digital Production Partnership has been instrumental in extending the use of SMPTE’s Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standard for broadcast and online applications and focusing vendors’ attention on cyber security. He talks about how his group is helping broadcasters keep up with consumers’ ever-changing content demands. “We are, in effect, democratizing IMF.”

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Dalet

Dalet Digital Media Systems | Booth SL6210 | Website: http://www.dalet.com/ Dalet Digital Media Systems will be presenting the evolutions of its range of solutions. Based on the Dalet Galaxy orchestration and asset management platform, these solutions help streamline a variety of workflows including: Programs & Promos management, Multi-Platform distribution, Unified News Operations, Sports highlights & […]

PLAYOUT

New Offering Promises Ease OTT Content Prep

IBC 2015

PBS Prepares Itself For IMF Deliverables

Renard T. Jenkins, the public broadcaster’s senior director of operations: production, media and distribution, talks about why PBS is converting to the Interoperable Mastering Format for delivering programming to OTT services. While the move was spurred by a Netflix requirement, Jenkins says that because of the format’s many advantages “I think IMF makes sense. It is the right thing for television broadcasters to be looking at right now.”