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MXF Specification


The current versions of the published documents listed below are available from SMPTE.

SMPTE Doc # Document Title Document Status
 

Engineering Guidelines (Tutorial Documents)

SMPTE EG 377-3 MXF Engineering Guideline Published (2013)
SMPTE EG 42 MXF Descriptive Metadata Published
Revision in progress
SMPTE EG 2074 SMPTE Metadata Naming Guidelines Published
 

Standards - Format and Encoding

SMPTE ST 377-1 MXF File Format Specification Published
SMPTE ST 377-1 - Amendment 1 Material Exchange Format (MXF) - File Format Specification - Amendment 1
Published
SMPTE ST 377-1 - Amendment 2 Material Exchange Format (MXF) - File Format Specification - Amendment 2 Published
SMPTE ST 377-2 KLV Encoded Extension Syntax
Work in progress (FCD)
SMPTE ST 377-4 Multi-channel Audio (MCA) Labeling in MXF Files Published
SMPTE ST 410 Generic Stream Partition Published
SMPTE ST 429-6 MXF Track File Essence Encryption Published
SMPTE ST 434 XML Encoding for Metadata and File Structure Information Published
Revision in progress
SMPTE xxxx Generic Streams Indexing Work in progress (WA)
 

Standards - Operational Pattern

SMPTE ST 378 Operational Pattern 1a (Single Item, Single Package) Published
SMPTE ST 390 OP "Atom" (Simplified Representation of a Single Item) Published
Ammend. in progress
SMPTE ST 391 Operational Pattern 1b (Single Item, Ganged Packages) Published
SMPTE ST 392 Operational Pattern 2a (Play-List Items, Single Package) Published
Revision in progress
SMPTE ST 393 Operational Pattern 2b (Play-List Items, Ganged Packages) Published
SMPTE ST 407 Operational Patterns 3a and 3b Published
SMPTE ST 408 Operational Patterns 1c, 2c and 3c Published
 

Standards - Essence Container Infrastructure

SMPTE ST 379-1 MXF Generic Container (GC) Published
SMPTE ST 379-2 MXF Constrained Generic Container Published
SMPTE ST 385 Mapping SDTI-CP Essence and Metadata into the MXF GC Published
SMPTE ST 389 MXF Generic Container Reverse Play System Element Published
SMPTE ST 394 System Item Scheme 1 for MXF Generic Container Published
SMPTE ST 405 Elements and Individual Data Items for the System Item Scheme 1 Published
SMPTE ST 2049-1 Low Latency Streaming MXF OP1a Published
SMPTE ST 2070-1:2014 Stereoscopic 3D in MXF for Operations - Common Provisions Published
SMPTE ST 2070-2:2014 Stereoscopic 3D in MXF for Operations - OP1a mapping Published
SMPTE ST 2070-3:2014 Stereoscopic 3D in MXF for Operations - OP-Atom or Single Track OP-1a Mapping Published
SMPTE xx 2070-4 Stereoscopic 3D - Applications and Usage Rules Work in progress (WA)
 

Standards - Essence Container Specifications

SMPTE ST 381-3 Mapping AVC Streams into the MXF Generic Container Published
formerly SMPTE RP 2008
SMPTE ST 381-1 Mapping MPEG Streams into the MXF Generic Container Stable (archived)
SMPTE ST 381-2 Mapping MPEG Streams into the MXF Constrained Generic Container Published
SMPTE ST 382 Mapping AES3 and Broadcast Wave Audio into the MXF GC Published
SMPTE ST 383 Mapping DV-DIF Data to the MXF Generic Container Published
SMPTE ST 384 Mapping of Uncompressed Pictures into the Generic Container Published
SMPTE ST 386 Mapping Type D-10 Essence Data to the MXF Generic Container Stable (archived)
SMPTE ST 387 Mapping Type D-11 Essence Data to the MXF Generic Container Stable (archived)
SMPTE ST 388 Mapping A-law Coded Audio into the MXF Generic Container Stable (archived)
SMPTE ST 422:2014 Mapping JPEG 2000 Codestreams into the MXF Generic Container Published
SMPTE ST 429-4 D-Cinema Packaging - MXF JPEG 2000 Application Published
SMPTE ST 429-5 D-Cinema Packaging - Timed Text Track File Published
SMPTE ST 429-10 D-Cinema Packaging - Stereoscopic Picture Track File Published
SMPTE ST 436-1:2013 MXF Mappings for VBI Lines and Ancillary Data Packets Published
SMPTE ST 2019-4 Mapping VC-3 Coding Units into the MXF Generic Container Published
Revision in progress
SMPTE ST 2037 Mapping VC-1 into the MXF Generic Container Published
SMPTE ST 2055 Mapping TIFF/EP Profile 2 Essence into the MXF Generic Container Work in progress (DP)
SMPTE xxxx Carriage of event-oriented essence in MXF Work in progress (WA)
SMPTE xxxx Mapping VC-2 into the MXF Generic Container Work in progress (WA)
SMPTE ST 2075 Mapping EBU STL into the MXF Generic Container Published
 

Standards - Descriptive Metadata

SMPTE ST 380 MXF Descriptive Metadata Scheme - 1 (DMS-1) Published
 

Recommended Practises (RP)

SMPTE RP 205 Application of Unique Material Identifiers in Production and Broadcast Environments Published
Revision in progress
SMPTE RP 2002 Content Specification on Solid State Media Card for DV/DV-Based Essence Published
SMPTE RP 2006 Solid State Media (SSM) Card Specification Published
SMPTE RP 2057 Text-based metadata carriage in MXF Published
SMPTE RP 2089 Carriage of EIDR Identifiers in MXF Files Work in progress (FCD)
 

SMPTE Registries

SMPTE RP 210 - 
download or browse
SMPTE Metadata Dictionary Published (v13)
Extension in progess
SMPTE RP 224 - 
download or browse
Registry of SMPTE Universal Labels Published (v12)
Extension in progess
 

Product-specific Registered Disclosure Documents (RDD)

SMPTE RDD 3 e-VTR MXF Interoperability Specification Published
SMPTE RDD 9 MXF Interoperability Specification of Sony MPEG Long GOP products Published (2013)
SMPTE RDD 18 Acquisition Metadata Sets for Video Camera Parameters Published
SMPTE RDD 25 AVC MXF Proxies Published (2014)
SMPTE RDD 26 MXF OP-1b Specification for AVC with Chunk Audio Published (2014)

Abbr. Meaning Explanation
WA Work Assignment SMPTE has accepted the work. The Technology Committee is expecting a Working Draft.
WD Working Draft The document has been presented to SMPTE. The Technology Committee has not yet agreed on the general content and structure of the document.
CD Committee Draft The SMPTE Technology Committee has agreed on the general content and structure of the document.
FCD Final Committee Draft The SMPTE Technology Committee has agreed on the technical content of the document.
DP Draft Publication The contents of the document is stable. No technical changes are permitted. Only editorial improvements are possible.
ST Standards Committee The SMPTE Standards Committee reviews if the SMPTE rules have been met during development of the document. This is the very last step before publication.

Note 1: For documents that are idendified to be "Work in progress" or "Revision in progress" the status information has the significance identified in the table below. The additional word "ballot" identifies that the document is undergoing a Committee Vote for elevation to the respective level.

Note 2: For documents that are idendified as "Request for information" SMPTE tries to identify desires interest and activities for defining such a specification.

Note 3: IRT does not guarantee the timeliness and correctness of this information. Please contact SMPTE to obtain authoritative information.

 

Updated on August 5th, 2014