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The IMF Media Management API project

The project comprises a number of partner collaboarting to make sure this minimal API meets the needs of the content creators, facility operators and equipment vendors alike. All participants were clients of Mr MXF during the project's active period.

Mr MXF [**Mr MXF**]( is led by Bruce Devlin, Mr MXF Ltd. delivers technology consultancy to media companies to improve business. This includes delivery of technology projects on MXF, IMF, Standards, System Infrastructure design, Cloud based software implementations, Business Process and Market Research. **[Mr MXF]** also creates and optionally delivers training courses and marketing material to clearly The [Bruce's Shorts]( series of educational videos employ student to help foster the talents of the next generation while educating the current one. [Get in touch]( for more information on this or any other project.

CineCert [**CineCert**]( is a research, development and software publishing organization dedicated to creating technology solutions for motion picture and television industries. [CineCert]'s participation in the development and deployment of digital cinema includes the creation of SMPTE standards for cinema interchange (the Digital Cinema Package (DCP)), open source software for DCP authoring, and the DCI Compliance Test Plan, which underlies acceptance testing of all cinema display products in the field today.

More recently, CineCert's engineering staff was instrumental in the development of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standards, which are rapidly defining the future of media production technology by providing an efficient architecture for multi-version, multi-platform servicing to the consumer. CineCert publishes software libraries and frameworks which allow OEMs and enterprise IT organizations to rapidly integrate DCP and IMF technologies and achieve broad interoperability with a minimum of effort.

Dalet [**Dalet**]( is a global company, **[Dalet]** offers solutions and services that enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of their assets. Our 350+ talented and multicultural employees work together in 18 offices to serve some of the most amazing media organizations in the world.

We actively participate in the development and continuous advancement of standards within the industry. We are headquartered in Paris, France, and operate out of 18 offices all around the world. Dalet supports customers and partners on a global and local scale. Come and meet us!

The DPP The [**DPP**]( is the media industry’s business network. It brings together customers and suppliers to solve problems and create opportunities. Over 400 member companies around the world benefit from the [DPP]’s work in 3 areas: events, insight, and technology. The [DPP]’s work on IMF for Broadcast & Online includes the publication of SMPTE TSP 2121 family of specifications that constrain and enhance the IMF standards to meet the needs of online and broadcast content producers. Meanwhile its implementation support work includes industry consultation, educational materials and practical support for implementers of IMF. The [DPP] Certified programme offers testing and certification of products supporting TSP 2121, ensuring interoperability and giving confidence to buyers.

Editshare [**Editshare**]( is a technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV and film industries. Our groundbreaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance EFS central shared storage, AQC, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and Lightworks – the world’s first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.

QScan is a leading file based automated quality control software solution that makes it extremely easy for users to understand more about the the technical aspects of their content. Deployable in minutes with an ROI that can be measured in days not years, QScan allows businesses to make the most of their human resources where it counts.

Hochschule Rheinmain [**RheinMain University**]( of Applied Sciences is based in Wiesbaden/Germany.

The Advanced Media Technology master’s programme is aimed at media-centric engineers who want to deepen their specialist knowledge and become familiar with the latest technologies. The lecturers in the AMT programme involve you in ongoing research and development projects, which are carried out in close cooperation with industrial partners. Current topics in research and teaching covered by the programme include Ultra HDTV, High Dynamic Range for TV and cinema applications, Machine Learning applications, Cloud-based production and distribution, video coding, and topics in the field of audio technology.

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Marquise Technologies [**Marquise Technologies**]( designs state-of-the-art solutions for the digital cinema post-production, the broadcast industry and OTT content providers. The company addresses post facilities and digital film labs and provides them with high-end solutions for mastering, QC and transcoding for Digital Cinema, broadcast and online.

Marquise Technologies’ products range allow users to create, manage and QC 4K HDR or ACES content including DCP, IMF, AS-11, AS 10, MXF ProRes, iTunes samples and many more:

MIST is a high-end mastering system offering in one unique solution unrivalled features for the creation of any type of masters. This timeline based powerful solution enables multiple processing on the content: HDR conversions, conforming, color grading, editing & subtitles management. MIST is a certified Netflix Post Technology Alliance product and a certified Dolby Vision solution for Editorial & QC.

ICE, a reference player for the QC of high-end masters, offers the widest range of native format support in a player. Designed for the business of QC, ICE provides numerous tools to monitor image, audio, and subtitles, compare versions, check the compliancy with the standards and export the results.

ownzones Since [OWNZONES] debut in 2010, we’ve created, launched and operated over 400 SVOD channels, reaching hundreds of thousands of users and integrating more than 25 global distribution endpoints. All the while we transcoded and managed more than 5 million digital assets..

We know that in order to provide you with the best solution we need to be flexible and innovative, not just in the technology we build, but also in the friends we make.

That’s why we’ve been certified as an Amazon Advanced Technology Partner, as well as Dolby Vision certified and built a close relationship with Netflix as IMF experts.

Every day OWNZONES strengthens our offering by working with industry leaders in OTT, video supply chain and entertainment. And with each client we take on, we adapt to their needs and strengthen our offering so that they can achieve their goals.

PBS Every day, **[PBS]** and nearly 350 member stations fulfill our essential mission to the American public, providing trusted programming that is uniquely different from commercial broadcasting and treating audiences as citizens, not simply consumers. For 15 consecutive years, a national study has rated **[PBS]** as the most-trusted institution in America.

PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations -- noncommercial, educational licensees that operate nearly 350 PBS member stations and serve all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. Of the 155 licensees, 82 are community organizations, 51 are colleges/universities, 18 are state authorities and four are local educational or municipal authorities.

PFT [**Prime Focus Technologies (PFT)**]( is the creator of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, CLEAR™ for the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. It offers broadcasters, studios, brands and service providers transformational solutions that help them lower their Total Cost of Operations (TCOP) by automating business processes around content and managing their business of content better.

PFT works with major M&E companies like Disney, Turner, PBS, 21st Century Fox-owned Star TV, Hearst,CBS Television Studios, 20th Century Fox Television Studios, Lionsgate, Starz Media (a Lionsgate company), Showtime, A+E Networks, Complex Networks, HBO, IFC Films, FX Networks, Miramax, CNBC Africa,TERN International, Sony Music, Google, YouTube, Novi Digital – Hotstar, Amazon, HOOQ, Viacom’s Voot, Cricket Australia, BCCI, Indian Premier League and The Associated Press.

PFT is the technology subsidiary of Prime Focus, the global leader in M&E industry services. For more information visit:

Rohde & Schwarz [**Rohde & Schwarz**]( Thanks to its industry-leading technological expertise, the independent group is a reliable partner for shaping the future of communications, information and security.

Products designed to work together, solutions made to solve problems. Creating solutions using Rohde & Schwarz products can help solve issues in many areas of today’s broadcasting and media world. We focus on performance, interoperability and openness in our development efforts because we believe that's the best way to enable our customers, in the most cost-efficient and operationally effective manner, to create solutions that include our products.

Rohde & Schwarz products cover all the steps for efficiently creating your IMF masters. We were part of the IMF creation process and are proud to offer our customers the benefit of our expertise as the use of IMF in broadcast distribution and related workflows increases.

Signiant [**Signiant**]( is an enterprise software company that is well known in the media industry as a leader in intelligent file movement. The company’s on-premises software and cloud-native SaaS solutions move petabytes of data every day for the world’s top content creators and distributors ensuring fast, secure delivery of large files around the globe. As the industry has evolved, [Signiant]’s platform has grown beyond file movement to become a critical component for enterprises to connect their entire media supply chain. As files get bigger and workflows become more complex, the industry turns to [Signiant] to provide fast, seamless and secure access to any content, anywhere in the world to authorized people, systems and cloud services. For more information, please visit

Tedial [**Tedial**]( is a leading provider of Media and Content Management solutions designed to maximize business efficiency and profitability.

Its multi award-winning Media IT platform, Tedial Evolution, provides global media companies and broadcasters next-generation MAM and business driven media workflows. Tedial supplies the world’s only fully end-to-end IMF compliant MAM solution marrying media preparation and logistics into a complete supply chain and a single workflow “Version Factory” that delivers thousands of media versions from a single asset. Tedial’s innovations include SMARTLIVE, a live sports and event solution that supports and extends production systems from industry leading vendors. Tedial Evolution is designed to reinforce a collaborative working environment on premises or in the cloud and drive workflows for linear, VOD/OTT and live event service. This provides customers with scalable tools that efficiently and cost-effectively allow them to increase their media throughput in-line with the unprecedented speed at which media consumption is increasing year on year.

Tedial is a global company with consistently, successfully delivered complex enterprise MAM/Workflow Management systems.

Turner [**Turner**](
From that first December day in 1976, [Turner] has been leading the transformation of the very business we helped create with huge, bold ideas. It’s that adventurous maverick spirit that encompasses everything we do. What started simply as the **Superstation** laid the blueprint for today’s basic cable television explosion and evolved to create the first 24-hour news cable channel, CNN. Now, [Turner] does it all - we create great drama, honor the classics, cheer on the home team, and provide quality kid-friendly entertainment.

Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.

In the end, it all boils down to this: we love our fans. Serving their needs on TV and beyond, we believe in building fandoms that enable a real, honest sense of belonging. It’s what we have always been about.