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.