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Your Holiday Present from AmberFin Academy
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013
A long time ago in a laboratory far far away, I put together a plan for a free MXF tool that did the basics and allowed you to figure out what was in an MXF file through inspection of the file’s properties and also allowed some basic wrap, unwrap and dumping functionality. Back in 2005-2006 the ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
A Year in The Life of DPP (Digital Production Partnership)
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
As the saying goes, a week in politics can be a very long time. Similarly, the last year in the life of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has seen a very great deal of evolutionary progression, all of which will have a positive and long-lasting impact on the broadcast industry: Believe it...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
5 Secrets to make Metadata Easy
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Transfer of content between companies remains a time consuming and costly process. In a lot of cases it is not the time taken to get the file from A to B which is the time consuming aspect, it is the interpretation of what exactly has arrived when it gets there: We all know that Metadata is the ...
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Join the MXF Desktop Beta Program!
Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013
A long time ago, in a research lab far, far away, I led a small team of engineers who had an idea to take the MXF standard and implement it in software with just enough functionality so that you could take an MXF file and: check its MXF properties play it unwrap it wrap it back u...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Digital Production Partnership (DPP): Will it meet its deadline?
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an organisation facing the Herculean challenge of helping the UK broadcast industry to exploit maximum benefit from file-based digital production. The DPP’s Technical Standards group objective is to achieve the standardisation of technical requirements...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
#DPPIOD @UKDPP Digital Production Partnership Interoperability - How Did It Go? By @MrMXF
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Last week, in the bowels of the Channel 4 building a large number of vendors got together under the umbrella of the UK Digital Production Partnership Interoperability Day (#DPPIOD). The Digital Production Partnership (@UKDPP) is a forward thinking group of broadcasters, post houses and vendors w...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Do we need reminding just how beneficial DPP can be?
Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Readers of this blog will be aware of its regular focus on the Digital Production Partnership or DPPas it is more commonly known. When terminology such as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘a future broadcast industry cornerstone’ are used to describe a concept it is normally a good indication that all that g...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
The sidecar is dead – long live the sidecar
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013
The DPP (Digital Production Partnership) has “no intention of taking over Europe”, let alone the world, however that has not stopped the world looking on with great interest and, in most cases, with great admiration. Models established for the UK media industry by the DPP will undoubtedly be ado...
Posted by Ben Davenport
The DPP can help you design workflows that work for legacy formats and the future
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The overriding issue in the development of file-based workflows is the meeting of the worlds of broadcast and IT technology head on. This issue has been discussed in magazines and online for many years. Rather smugly, it has been suggested by many that IT technology is the poor relation compared...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Hey granddad – tell us why only French films survived the digital darkness?
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013
I can imagine the scene now. I’m sitting on a chair in the forest many years in the future with my grandchildren trying to set fire to things or blow things up (the way they do). I will have just finished watching the director’s cut of “Le magasin des suicides” on my new super-duper 16K head-imp...
Posted by Bruce Devlin


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