Metadata Across the Supply Chain
Good metadata is a crucial component in any effective content supply chain. This means that interoperable metadata often sits at the heart of DPP technical work.
Metadata Exchange for News
When producing the news, time is of the essence. Good metadata, commonly understood between organisations, enables faster workflows. Read more here.
AS-11 file delivery
It's a core principle of DPP file delivery specifications that common formats for media are paired with common metadata as part of the delivery. Read more here.
Versioning with IMF
IMF offers powerful new ways to simplify the versioning and mastering of content. It provides many tools for carrying metadata, and we've released a DPP Recommendation on the carriage of metadata in IMF. Read more here.
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Metadata Exchange for News
In a world of fast paced breaking news, efficient use of metadata is critical for news organisations. As global news outlets become more diverse, from traditional TV channels to online news networks, it’s clear that having the right metadata from the outset can help manage news production processes more effectively and get breaking news stories on air as quickly as possible.
The urgency of getting rushes back from the field to the newsroom means that, often, only basic metadata is captured (such as a date or location). This can add extra time to the production process as newsroom staff must add additional metadata retrospectively.
DPP Metadata Exchange for News is a new common metadata set for news assets, developed in partnership with news organisations and suppliers from the DPP membership. Use of this common metadata set promises easier search and discovery, clarity around rights information, and smoother collaboration.
Download The Documents
Sample files have been developed to assist with implementation. These are available to download below. The files match the 3 stages of the process:
These files provide an example of the metadata that is expected to be generated during news story planning. The metadata is expected to be transferred to acquisition/capture systems such as cameras, smartphones or other recording devices.
Acquire and Finish
These files provide an example of metadata that is expected to be generated during the recording and post production of news content. The metadata received from the planning stage is augmented with technical metadata generated as part of capturing the content. The content (media assets and metadata) may then be transferred to editing systems or to digital media asset management systems for further processing.
These files provide an example of metadata that is expected to be generated when the content is ready to be broadcast, published or distributed to third parties.
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