Video: What is Happening with IMF?

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.
 

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Speaker

Annie Chang Annie Chang
VP, Creative Technologies,
Universal Pictures

Video: The Business Benefits of IMF to a Global Production System

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.

Andy covers:

  • What IMF is?
  • The role of SMPTE and the DPP
  • How IMF helps the versioning workflow
  • Duplication & Storage Reduction
  • Maintaining Quality
  • It’s use with NHK’s 8K Rushes
  • Supporting Long-term Monetisation
  • Applicability to Cloud-based MAM
  • Future potential Workflows

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Speaker

Andy Wilson Andy Wilson
Industry Principal – Media, Dropbox
Former Head of Business Development, DPP

Video: Sky Tech Summit, Redefining the visual experience – advances in UHD & HDR

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.

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Speakers

Chris Johns Chris Johns
Chief Engineer, Broadcast Strategy,
Sky UK
Ian Nock Ian Nock
Chair of the Ultra HD Forum Interop-WG
Founder of Fairmile West
Carys Hughes Carys Hughes
Design Engineer (Emerging Technologies)
Sky
Phil Layton Phil Layton
Head of Broadcast & Connected Systems,
BBC Research & Development
Gill Reston Jill Reston
Senior Project Manager,
DPP

Video: Cyber Security – How to Deal with the Threat to Content


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.

Speakers:
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

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