Next Gen Master Formats

  • Digital cinema production is moving from proprietary to IMF (Interoperable Master Format), which is similar to DCP (Digital Cinema Package)
  • IMF is complex, components of the standard and how they interact were clarified
  • (proper) IMF support in VLC is still missing
  • specs for IMF need to be bought from SMPTE for $$$, help was offered with getting the specs
  • open vs. closed specs, Pierre needs more people to express desire for open specs to the SMPTE
  • asdcplib, the library for IMF support is look but don't touch open source
    • released as tarballs, no Git
    • developer does not accept patches
    • it's not a question of malice, but lack of experience
    • need to find a way to cooperate with that dev and help him move stuff to Github
  • IMF internals
  • new JPEG2000? version with parallelizable entropy coder in the works, losslessly transcodable back and forth
  • possible (some person from) VideoLAN? should/will join SMPTE to get access to specs and samples