Welcome to our first quarterly report on the state of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), covering:
announcements specifications products events open source
IMF User Group is conducting its annual user survey. Your participation will help the community better address your IMF and component-based workflow needs. Please complete the following before March 12, 2021:
The UG has published a glossary for terms used in packaging and delivery operations.
The UG has published best practices on authoring multichannel audio track files, including the use of the MCA framework to label and routing audio channels.
The UG has published a new version of its timecode best practices.
Based on feedback from users and implementers, timecode tracks are now prohibited in IMF Track Files:
processors that create Track Files shall not emit MXF Timecode tracks in any IMF Track File. processors that validate Track Files shall warn but not reject an IMF Track File if it contains an MXF Timecode track. In all other cases, processors shall ignore MXF Timecode tracks
By popular demand, we have scheduled a repeat performance of our IMF 101 Tutorial on May 11 at 9 AM Pacific Time.
Details and registration
Getting started with component-based workflows? Interested in learning more about IMF? Join us for a primer and a series of tutorials using the latest products on the market.
In collaboration with
Tired of writing down IMF delivery requirements on sticky notes? Vexed by IMF delivery requirements documented in random emails and PDF files?
IMF Delivery Schema defines machine-readable delivery requirements for IMF!
Our workshop on October 25, 2019 is sold out! Looking forward to the exciting program.
Interested in the preservation and re-purposing of studio productions?
Join us for an in-depth
workshop with post-house and studio experts, on October 25, 2019 in Burbank, California, USA.
Registration is open and space limited.
IMF UG, in collaboration with IBC, is pleased to offer a practical guide to IMF with product demos, tutorials and Q&A.
Join us at the Emerald Room on September 14, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 2 PM.
No registration needed and free to IBC attendees.