The software product IMF Analyser from IRT analyses and validates IMF packages in depth regarding completeness and standard conformance. The solution includes the validation of the MXF container format based on IRT´s long-standing MXF know-how.
The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is the new standard by SMPTE for storing, exchanging and delivering A/V productions. IMF defines a package which contains, among other, different MXF files for audio, video, subtitle and metadata. With the help of the descriptive metadata, different versions, e.g. language versions or image resolution versions, can be generated from the contained components for the different distribution channels, if required. IMF is employed by the US film industry and on-demand video platforms, and will play as delivery and archive format a significant role in the area of broadcasting in the future.