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MXF file format

In IT-based television production, the maximum interoperability of the various software components can be achieved only with a uniform and standardised file format. The Material Exchange Format (MXF), standardised since 2003, has established itself in tapeless production and archive structures as a central file format for the exchange of audio-visual material and metadata.

 

 

The IRT has been playing an active role in the standardisation of MXF and, to a special degree, considered the EBU requirements for this format. Our employees developed the MXF Software Development Kit (SDK) in close collaboration with the company MOG Solutions. Based on the SDK, the MXF Analyser was developed and is distributed as a product by the IRT. It is one of the most established analysis tools in MXF quality control and stands out especially due to its comprehensive analysis depth. 

Furthermore, the IRT offers MXF file, MXF encoder, MXF decoder and MXF product tests for manufacturers and users.  These tests examine the standard conformity of MXF implementations and thus help ensure interoperability between different products. The IRT also consults with broadcasters with regard to the introduction of MXF to IT-based television production, program exchange and archiving.

MXF Test Centre

The Material Exchange Format (MXF) is the file format for interchanging and storing audiovisual material, standardized by SMPTE. Due to its flexibility, extensibility and the tight integration between essence and metadata MXF is the file format of choice to interchange and store finished or "almost finished" audiovisual material and associated metadata.

IRT has established a complete MXF Test Centre on its premises which enables IRT's customers to validate the standard conformance and the performance of MXF implementations contained in their products, as well as to investigate their interoperability.

MXF Test Centre

MXF SDK

The Material Exchange Format (MXF) is a file format for interchanging and storing audiovisual material, standardised by SMPTE.

Due to its flexibility, extensibility and the tight integration between essence and metadata MXF is becoming the file format of choice to interchange and store finished or “almost finished” audiovisual material and associated metadata.

In close cooperation with MOG Solutions IRT has developed the first commercially available and most complete MXF Software Development Kit (SDK).

MXF SDK

IRT's MXF products

 More information about IRT's MXF products

 

 

IMF & MXF intensive seminar

In order to introduce the IMF format to the broadcast industry, IRT together with the cooperation partner "Mesclado" organizes a seminar on IMF & MXF.

IMF & MXF.

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Dr. Markus Ludwig
Sachgebietsleiter
Head of Department
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-321