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What is IMF and Why Should You Care?
Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Not to be confused with its more illustrious name sake, the IMF (Interoperable Master Format) is a file format that is designed to simplify the file exchange process by creating a single - standardized - master file for distribution of content between businesses into multiple territories: Sep...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
London IT Broadcast Workflow Conference opens with Digital Production Partnership Keynote
Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
A good blog helps direct people towards interesting and informative events, and with this in mind please may I draw your attention to this year’s IT Broadcast Workflow conference, which is organized by the team atTVB Europe: The magazine has reported on developments with the Digital Production P...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Let he/she who Designs without Flaws Cast their Workflow to the Internet First
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
I am sure some wise old Broadcast Engineer should have said that. It wasn't me unfortunately. The statement did get me thinking however about just how fantastic we all are. If you read the trade press, the Broadcast books and journals then you find only good news: You find information about the ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
3 Steps to using the iCR Segment Track to assist population of Digital Production Partnership Metadata
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013
There has been a lot of information published recently about the Digital Production Partnership, the standardisation of file delivery in the UK broadcast chain. Indeed I have alluded to it in previous posts, but what was the motivation for UK broadcasters to gather and come up with the specifica...
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Is DPP relevant outside of the UK?
Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Readers of the AmberFin blog might have the impression that theDigital Production Partnership (DPP) is an initiative with relevance only within the UK, where it was developed. This understanding is entirely wrong – at NAB earlier this month, we received expressions of interest from just about ev...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Digital Production Partnerships (DPP) Help Broadcast Service Providers
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, back in February we organised a highly successful webinar together with our UK channel partner, ATG Broadcast. The webinar focussed on the advantages and challenges ofDPP adoption here in the UK and looked at it from various different perspectives: If you ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
DPP – The Facility Perspective
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
As previously discussed on this blog, AmberFin’s recent DPP standards webinar threw up some fascinating perspectives on this area of file-based workflow standardisation. Another interesting perspective came from Chiswick-based international media facility, TVT, which was represented on the webin...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Digital Production Partnership (DPP) - A Broadcaster's Perspective
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Recently, we staged a webinar at AmberFin in partnership with ATG Broadcast which focussed on theDigital Production Partnership (DPP) file standards. We had a number of contributors giving the perspectives of a service provider, a media facility and a broadcaster. The broadcaster’s perspective w...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Life before and after DPP (Digital Production Partnership)
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
People that know me will be aware that file-based workflows are a passion of mine. Ten years ago I was co-author of the MXF (Media Exchange Format) specification and ever since I have been engaged in taking this neatSMPTE standard and using it to create a business platform for media enterprises ...
Posted by Bruce Devlin
Five Things that you Need to Know about DPP
Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2013
When organizations use the term ‘revolutionary’ to describe a concept, I find that it's normally a pretty good cue to turn off and move on to the next thing. Usually, puffed up descriptions conceal a flaky or fundamentally compromised proposition. The first thing I can tell you about the Dig...
Posted by Bruce Devlin


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