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IMF Plug-In

IMF Plug-in for an Auxiliary Image Sequence

The component-based nature of IMF allows multiple versions of a programme to be created, managed and distributed more efficiently. However, it has historically been limited to a single concurrent video track in any composition; a restriction which limits certain use cases that could otherwise realise the benefit of IMF’s full capabilities.

Many content providers have business requirements for overlaying multiple video tracks, for use-cases such as sign-interpretation, localisation, branding or advertising.

The plug-in described in our white paper and defined in our Recommendation will provide benefit to the implementer throughout the IMF lifecycle by enabling storage, editing, re-positioning and processing of the auxiliary image sequence before compositing.