Get to know IMF @ SMPTE 2019

Discover IMF at the SMPTE 2019 conference (21-24 October in Los Angeles).


Amazon Web Services (AWS) 4
Avid 200
CineCert 507
Cinnafilm 315
Colorfront 107
Dalet 406
Dolby Laboratories 3
Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Media 105
Rohde & Schwarz 108
Telestream 112


Auxiliary Video Track in IMF
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Speakers: Rowan de Pomerai, Dan Tatut

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 ( 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 <>
Event page: Workshop on preserving movies with IMF

  • Preserving and re-purposing studio productions using IMF

When: October 25 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Program chair: Florian Schleich <>
Event page: Workshop on preserving and re-purposing studio productions using IMF

Submit your presentation proposals by July 1 at

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