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Providing simpler and more efficient mastering, localisation and versioning
The DPP has collaborated with SMPTE® on the publication of a new pair of SMPTE Recommended Disclosure Documents resulting in adoption by the BBC this summer.
IMF for Advertising increases speed and efficiency, and decreases storage requirements. Find out how you can get involved in live tests of real ads from creative agencies to demonstrate these benefits.
IMF for Advertising - is it the future, and how can technology help? Find out in the video of this exclusive DPP webcast featuring speakers from Google, Mirriad, Clearcast & Adstream, explaining several technical proof of concepts.
IMF for Advertising
21 July 2020
We'll explore the current state of advertising, look at a plan for the future of advertising, and at several technical proof of concepts.
What does the schema do? How does it work? And what's next on the development roadmap?
The DPP IMF for Advertising project group have been exploring the business benefits of making improvements to workflows in the video advertising supply chain.
The DPP has today released two documents that extend the functionality of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) through the development of an Auxiliary Image Sequence Plug-in.
DPP006 IMF Plug-in for an Auxiliary Image Sequence
This Recommendation defines an IMF plugin for an Auxiliary Image Sequence, allowing overlays to be treated as components in an IMF workflow.
Watch the recap from our recent DPP Explore event that explained the IMF MM API, and launched our new virtual hackathon.
The DPP today announced the development of a proof of concept to demonstrate how component-based workflows using IMF can be applied to advertising use cases.
A report from the DPP’s IMF Breakfast Briefing at IBC 2019
As a UK Public Service Broadcaster, ITV is regulated by Ofcom, which oversees the provision of accessible content on our broadcast platforms.
Business Benefits of IMF for Advertising
How will component-based workflows bring efficiencies across the advertising supply chain and unlock new commercial opportunities using IMF?
The DPP is famous for making the transition to file-based delivery a reality, by developing a family of specifications built on AMWA AS-11.
The DPP in collaboration with NABA has today announced the publication of the second SMPTE Technical Specification (TSP) for the IMF for broadcast and online use cases.
The component of IMF which causes the most questions and occasionally confusion is the “Output Profile List” or OPL.
“It’s time to start”. If you’ve ever been to a Blue Man Concert, you know the significance of this statement.
The DPP has today released four documents to support the industry’s deployment of IMF for Broadcast & Online.
DPP IMF Delivery Requirements [Template]
This document outlines the technical requirements for delivery of programmes in the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) using SMPTE RDD 59.
DPP003 Carriage of AMWA AS-11 Metadata in IMF
This DPP Recommendation defines usage of common user metadata elements and their carriage in SMPTE RDD 59 IMF Packages.
DPP005 IMF Operational Guidance
This Guidance document helps adopters to make sense of IMF standards, specifications and terminology, and understand their impact on workflows.
DPP004 IMF QC Workflows
This Guidance document provides an overview of how QC processes can be adapted to suit component based media workflows, using formats such as IMF.
At IBC this year we’ll be continuing the DPP’s mission to deliver business insights and real world implementations of IMF for Broadcast & Online
We promise it’s not just alphabet soup.
TV and Online advertising have started to converge over the last few years. What does this mean for TV ad sales and operations teams?
Two years ago, the DPP set out to make IMF a reality for both our members and the industry as a whole, through technical work and implementation support.
Technology is making the world seem smaller, yet perhaps now more than ever, audiences want their locality and their culture reflected in the media they consume.
Bright and early on Tuesday morning, a dedicated group of enthusiastic DPP members turned out at our NAB breakfast briefing.
Meet The IMF Pioneers
How are some of the world’s biggest broadcasters implementing IMF for Broadcast & Online in their workflows?
The DPP has announced the release of a new technical specification to support the mastering and international exchange of content
The Business Benefits of IMF
This guide helps influencers and decision makers from content supply companies understand the financial and operational benefits of adopting IMF
The DPP today announced that it will partner with SMPTE to develop a specification for a new version of the IMF.
Driving best practice in business-to-business content exchange across the supply chain
Better data enables seamless exchange, simpler management, and enhanced discovery
SMPTE RDD 59-1
This link will take you to the GitHub repository that houses SMPTE RDD 59-1 IMF Application DPP (ProRes).
SMPTE RDD 59-2
This link will take you to the GitHub repository that houses SMPTE RDD 59-2 IMF Application DPP (JPEG2000).
Learn how to supercharge your cloud workflows with these new and exciting media workflow tools by revisiting this DPP Innovation Week event.
2 September 2020
Learn how to supercharge your cloud workflows with these new and exciting media workflow tools in this DPP Innovation Week event.
Dick Hobbs from KitPlus TV interviews DPP MD Mark Harrison, about the background of the DPP, what good operating practices will look like post-pandemic, and the future of AI in media.
Learn who participated in the inaugural DPP virtual hackathon around the IMF MM API, and of course, who won.
DPP Auxiliary Image Sequence
This white paper describes how DPP006 (Auxiliary Image Sequence) can enhance the Interoperable Master Format to enable compositing workflows.
The introduction of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) within the media industry has brought a revolution to media workflow processes for film and television.
When a new format comes along, it’s important that there are great tools available to make it easy to explore, test and use.
Find all of the DPP's technology projects and updates here.
Find all the DPP's downloadable technical documents and other assets.
DPP Tech Network: June
20 June 2022
DPP members meet to hear the latest updates from DPP technical projects, and participate in discussion around them.
DPP Tech Network: February
14 February 2022
Business to Business Metadata Exchange aims to reduce friction in the media supply chain at the points of content interchange, specifically around the exchange of metadata.
The document defines a number of profiles for the exchange of live content over IP networks, maximising interoperability between parties by limiting the number of different profiles in use.
DPP Tech Network: November
1 November 2021
RDD6 Metadata XML Generator
A simple web application for generating RDD-6 XML metadata files.
DPP Tech Network: July
12 July 2021
DPP members meet to hear the latest updates from DPP technical projects, and participate in discussion around them
DPP Tech Network: April
26 April 2021
DPP Tech Network: January 2021
At this Tech Network update we discussed recent DPP technical insights, updates to DPP technical projects and projects on the roadmap for 2021.
DPP Tech Network: January
18 January 2021
DPP Tech Network: October
5 October 2020
Pitch new & exciting products to customers, start to Design for Tomorrow, discover new AI solutions and learn more about IMF for Ads, plus everything else DPP in under one minute!
8 June 2020
The DPP Tech Network is a group of individuals who would like to be informed about, or take part in, DPP technical projects.
DPP Tech Network
16 March 2020
DPP members meet to discuss IMF technology development, implementation, and AS-11 file delivery.
The DPP released a new report to its members today on the localisation and versioning processes required for the international distribution of content.
How will smart media companies make their business decisions in 2020? How will a broadcaster’s CTO decide which new technology areas are worthy of their team’s attention?
The industry continues to split discussions about technology and business practice, but this discourse needs to change, says DPP managing director Mark Harrison.
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