Main IMF-TV activities
- To help EBU members better understand the application, advantages and challenges of IMF.
- To help EBU Members that want to use IMF.
- To input broadcaster requirements, etc. to the IMF User Group.
- To improve the way IMF content can be QCed.
If you are interested in the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), and to actively participate in the discussions, then join the group by clicking on the 'join our group' button top-right.
EBU Technology & Innovation Workplan
This group is part of the EBU Strategic Programme on Video Systems.
Every two years, the EBU develops a roadmap for technology and innovation activities based on the requirements and inputs given by EBU Members. The result of this roadmap is our bi-annual EBU Technology & Innovation workplan. Strategic programmes and project groups are set up to focus on specific areas of interest. To access the latest Workplan,
The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is a standard that allows a single collection of content to be transformed into multiple versions, whilst sharing the same material. A good example is a movie of which three different versions are distributed: the original for television broadcast, an airline edit and a version with a different language for another territory.
The work on IMF started in the movie domain, but may also be relevant for various broadcaster use cases, such as exchange and archiving.
The HPA's IMF User Group features a list of IMF products & services.
There also is a list of IMF open source software on the IMF User Group site.
* Disclaimer The EBU is not responsible for above lists. Inclusion in the list(s) does NOT mean the EBU recommends the party or its product(s)/tool(s). Users should verify the suitability of any product/tool themselves.
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EBU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
The TA takes stock of current and future technology trends that impact the media industry, and reviews the work done in EBU Strategic Programmes on behalf of the EBU Membership. The TA 2020 also elects a new Technical Committee. Due to Covid-19, this year's TA will exceptionally not be held in June, but on 6 & 7 October at EBU Headquarters in Geneva.