SMPTE PDA Now Webcast: SMPTE’s Archive eXchange Format (AXF)
Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
SMPTE’s Archive eXchange Format (AXF): Simplified Digital Media Archive
Thursday, 26 July 2012
17:00 UTC / 13:00 Eastern / 10:00 Pacific
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Guest Speakers: Brian Campanotti, CTO, Front Porch Digital; S. Merrill Weiss, President, Merrill Weiss Group LLC
There has been an explosion of digital media production in recent years, as you know. As the digital media production increases so, too, does the need to store and preserve it. One of the challenges with content storage lies in the vast number of systems that exist today, many of which are not based on interoperable technologies. Enter the Archive eXchange Format (AXF) which promises to help address the challenges of incompatible media storage, archive and preservation systems. Our speakers will further explain why this has been such a challenge, how we got where we are and how the AXF standard effort from SMPTE, currently in the works, will help resolve many of them.
For the past 100 years, the people of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE, pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has earned an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. The Society has developed thousands of standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines, more than 800 of which are currently in force.
SMPTE’s global membership today includes 7,000 members, who are motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students. A partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA®) connects SMPTE and its membership with the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.