Tying it all together - a watershed moment in the media industry

Tech Review 2012

This article — first published in the March 2012 edition of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal — connects the dots among SDI, AAF/MXF, SMPTE 2022, IMF and FIMS.

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This article connects the dots among (i) the serial digital interface (SDI), (ii) image compression, (iii) the invention of the AAF / MXF data model, (iv) the MXF wrapper format, (v) the subsequent development MXF application specifications, (vi) developments in networks, (vii) the SMPTE 2022 Standard for Professional Video over IP transmission, (viii) the ETC’s Interoperable Mastering Format (IMF), and (ix) FIMS, concentrating on service-oriented media workflows.