Distributed Media Facilities

This article connects the dots among Serial Digital Interface (SDI), image compression, the invention of the Advanced Authoring Format / Material eXchange Format (AAF / MXF) data model, the MXF wrapper format, the subsequent development of AS-02, AS-03 and other MXF application specifications, developments in high-speed networking technology and network security, the SMPTE 2022 Standard for Professional Video over IP transmission, the recent activities of the Hollywood-based ETC’s Interoperable Mastering Format (IMF), which has recently moved into SMPTE, and the Advanced Media Workflow Association / European Broadcasting Union (AMWA / EBU) Task Force on the Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS), concentrating on service-oriented media workflows.