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Formation MXF: exchanging digital media

The keys to interoperability

Training goals

Be able to:
- identify different MXF file types and their functions,
- analyse and convert MXF files,
- understand the source of inter-operability constraints.


MXF structures and functions:
- storage formats (files) and/or delivery (exchange or streaming),
- operational blueprints (OP Atom, OP1a, OP1b...).
Inter-operability issues and solutions: import/export tools of specialised MXF files.
MXF applications: P2, XDCam, Avid, DCP.
MXF derived formats:
- AS02, AS03, AS10, AS11,
- IMF.
Practical hands-on workshop:
- analysing MXF file structures, media data and metadata,
- exchanging and converting MXF files.

Targeted at

All technical professionals confronted with digital media exchange issues for content channels.


Basic audiovisual and IT skills.


Digital video and IT specialist.

Training methods

50% theory, 50% practical hands-on exercises and activities.

• Comprehensive overview of MXF, an essential format for media exchanges.
• Practical hands-on exercises to help you understand advanced MXF functions.