Calling audio-visual archive and preservation experts

Making movies is costly and time-consuming. Preserving them is critical.

The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is a recognized and standardized intermediate format for making and distributing complex audio-visual content, and has emerged as a promising candidate for archiving and preserving it.

The HPA IMF User Group (https://www.imfug.com) is organizing two workshops this fall to explore this complex problem:

  • Preserving movies with IMF

When: September 13 in Amsterdam, NL
Program chair: Siegfried Foessel <siegfried.foessel@iis.fraunhofer.de>
Event page: https://imf-in-archives-ibc-2019.eventbrite.com

  • Preserving and re-purposing studio productions using IMF

When: October 25 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Program chair: Florian Schleich <fschleich@netflix.com>
Event page: https://imf-in-archive-atc-2019.eventbrite.com

Submit your presentation proposals by July 1 at archive@imfug.com

Submissions from archives, content producers/owners, product manufacturers and movie professionals are welcome. All submissions should include a short abstract (3-4 sentences) and specify the target event (Amsterdam and/or Los Angeles). Presentations should have a maximum duration of 15 minutes and should focus on archival and preservation use cases and workflows.

These workshops are a unique opportunity to meet experts and implementers, and share ideas, use cases, and requirements. Admission will be open to all, with tickets available starting August 1, 2019.

Two workshops tackling IMF in archive

We are organizing not one, but two workshops tackling the application of IMF to archival workflows.

Details at the links below.

The deadline for submitting proposed presentations is July 1. Tickets will be made available starting August 1.

Preserving movies with the Interoperable Master Format (IMF)

13 September 2019 at the Eye in Amsterdam, NL

Program chair: Siegfried Foessel

Preserving and re-purposing studio productions using IMF

25 October 2019 in Los Angeles, USA

Program chair: Florian Schleich

IMF Conference Sessions @ SMPTE ATC 2018

There are two IMF-related conference sessions at SMPTE ATC 2018:

Robust, Repeatable and Interoperable Workflows through IMF Output Profile List
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 4:15 PM
Speakers: 
Arjun Ramamurthy, Raymond Yeung

Automated distribution workflows based on IMF metadata
When: Tuesday, October 23 at 4:45 PM
Speakers: Richard Welsh, Tomasz Witkowski

Full program at: http://www.cvent.com/d/lgqk9t/6X

Meet IMF experts at SMPTE ATC 2018

Meet IMF experts at Booth 521 in the main exhibit hall at the following times:

Tuesday, October 23 12:00 – 14:00 Open discussions
18:00 – 20:00 Open discussions
Wednesday, October 24 12:00 – 14:00 Open discussions
14:30 – 15:30 IMF for beginners
18:00 – 20:00 Open discussions

Move beyond the Hu-MAM! Learn about the component-based media ecosystem, and how IMF can help with versioning and next-generation content.

Kick around ideas, and meet other users and implementers.

Deploying component-based workflows: experiences from the front-line

We are hosting a session at the IBC conference this year:

Deploying component-based workflows: experiences from the front-line
12:30-14:00 PM on Saturday 15 September 2018 in the Emerald room

The content landscape is shifting, with an ever-expanding essence and metadata repertoire, viewing experiences, global content platforms and automated workflows. Component-based workflows and formats, such as the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standard, are being deployed to meet the challenges brought by this shift. Come and join us for a first-hand account from those on the front-lines.

Speakers:

Chris Fetner, Netflix
Lucas Carboni, Fox
Sam Johnson, Disney
Usman Shakeel, Amazon Web Services
Bill Baggelaar, Sony Pictures Entertainment

SMPTE TC 35PM plugfest at IRT [MAY 29]

SMPTE, in association with the Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT), is conducting a face-to-face IMF Plugfest on May 29, 2018 at the IRT in Munich.

The test subjects will be:
• Playing and creating IMF packages with IMSC1.0 captions/subtitles
• Creating and playing different versions. This will be both creating versions using elements supplied within a package
and also by the addition of a supplemental package to a main package.
• SMPTE RDD 45/ProRes image content within an IMF package.

To participate, please join the SMPTE TC 35PM Plugfest Drafting Group.

Full details at: TC 35PM May 2018 Plugfest @ IRT Announcement