Workshop on preserving and re-purposing studio productions using IMF (Los Angeles)

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

Fri, October 25, 2019
Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema, ITC Building – Digi 5 & 6, 2345 N Ontario Street, Burbank, California 91504, USA
The workshop brought together worldwide experts to discuss archives in post-houses and studios for the production and re-purposing of movies and episodic content, and the applicability of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) to these applications.

IMF has established itself as a recognized and standardized intermediate format in this process. While IMF was originally conceived as a common source format for different distribution channels, it has emerged as a promising candidate for archiving and preservation of movies.

This workshop is one of a series of two. A sister event took place earlier in Amsterdam.

Program chair
Florian Schleich, Netflix


Registration 8:30am Coffee
Welcome, scope and goals of the workshop 9:30am Pierre Lemieux (Chair IMF User Group)
IMF introduction 9:45am Bruce Devlin (Mr MXF)
ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) 10:00am Annie Chang (NBCU)
Introductions to IMF App 4 & App 5 10:15am Hans-Nikolas Locher (CST) / Wolfgang Ruppel (RheinMain University)
Archiving UHD contents and necessity for high quality preservation 10:30am Hiromi Gonda (NHK)
Break 11:00am
Use-case presentation and panel discussion 11:30am Chair: Bruce Devlin (Mr MXF)
Panel: Disney, Netflix, Paramount, NBCU, CST
Lunch 1:00pm
Archiving HDR and Immersive Audio Masters – Dolby Use Case 2:00pm Raymond Yeung (Dolby)
IMF and AXF: Complements to One Another 2:15pm David Deelo (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Audiovisual Content Preservation: SMPTE RDD48 and IMF 2:30pm James Snyder (Library of Congress)
Recap from IMF UG Workshop Amsterdam 2:45pm Siegfried Foessel (Fraunhofer IIS)
From media asset to media components management: get the best from your archive 3:00pm Eric Carson (Dalet)
Above it all: IMF architecture promotes generational thinking 3:15pm John Hurst (CineCert)
Break 3:30pm
Recap & moderated discussion 4pm – 5pm