IMF is an interchange format designed for post-production/studios versioning requirements. It reduces storage required for multi-version projects but also provides for a standard way of exchanging metadata between companies.
Annie Chang covers the history briefly of IMF showing what it was aiming to achieve. IMF has been standardised through SMPTE as ST 2067 and has gained traction within the industry hence the continued interest in extending the standard. As with all modern standards, this has been created to be extensible, so Annie gives details on what is being added to it and where these endeavours have got to.
In this talk from Andy Wilson at Northern Waves 2018, we find that IMF, the Interoperable Master Format is not just about technology, but if anything it’s more about improving workflows today with an eye to being the foundation of future workflows and business models.
Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary release which needed 106 versions for its simultaneous world-wide release forms the example which shows how IMF helps broadcasters reduce duplicate copies, support versioning workflows, maintain quality and much more.
Mastering as a new route to save storage, costs and time – as well as look at automation as part of the process. This introductory session outlines the business benefits and use cases that the DPP have developed with global broadcasters and online players.
From Sky’s 2018 Tech Summit, we hear from across the industry about the activities the industry is engaged in to improve television and move it into the future.
Chris Johns, from Sky, starts by walking us through the current advances in TV; delivery methods, choice, and advances in video and audio.
Ian Nock from the UltraHD Forum, gives us the low-down on where UHD displays are heading, the inter-op work being spearheaded by the UHD Forum and specifications being agreed to bring technologies like HDR and Dolby Atmos into our homes.
Carys Hughes from Sky, explains her work ensuring that lip sync keeps pace with recent technology and remains at 0ms.
Phil Layton from BBC R&D takes us through the live UHD events the BBC has been doing, showing us how they have been steaming live.
Gill Reston also explains what the DPP has been doing in the industry particularly with IMF.
For broadcasters and media firms, cyber security threats come from a range of sources, including hackers, government agencies and cyber criminals. In this IBC365 discussion, a panel of experts explore what cyber security means, how can you foster a culture of security, what can be done to protect content and safeguard businesses.
Pascal Hetzscholdt Director, Content Protection, Europe and Africa, 21st Century Fox
Daniel Schatz Chief Information Security Officer, Perform Group
Mike Loginov Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Ascot Barclay
Mark Harrison Managing Director, DPP
Moderated by Robert Ambrose Managing Consultant, High Green Media