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John Burkhart
AXF Support?
on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:17:16 am

Hi All,

Just taking a look through the new SMPTE AXF (Archive eXchange Format) specs, and was still wrapping my head around the idea of a "meta" file system.

How are the archiving software manufacturers going to implement this new standard? Or is that even their job?

Now that there's a SMPTE standard for archiving, how will deliverables work? Will the studios be asking for something like: an AXF package, on LTO-6 tape?

Where does the "AXF" container get made? In the NLE/Finishing software, In the Archiving Software?, or in a dedicated AXF Packager?

What does the AXF workflow look like?

Thanks,

John

John Burkhart

http://mynahmedia.com


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Tom Goldberg
Re: AXF Support?
on Jan 20, 2015 at 4:44:49 pm

Hi John,

It is in fact the job of the archiving software manufacturers to implement AXF if they are going to conform to this standard.

To the best of my knowledge, the only such software manufacturer who has an end-to-end AXF solution is Front Porch Digital, and was one of the prime movers behind getting the standard adopted by SMPTE. If any of you other software manufacturers reading this know otherwise, please so advise.

IMO, at this time, AXF is a solution looking for a problem. The industry as a whole appears to be migrating from proprietary solutions to LTFS which so far is providing sufficient interchange capabilities to be the basis for most of the emerging content delivery standards.

Tom Goldberg
TGCS
30201 Rainbow Hill Rd.
Evergreen, CO 80439
mailto:tomgoldberg@gmail.com
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