Bruce’s Shorts | 4.3 - What is an IMF CPL?

In the fourth season of ‘Bruce’s Shorts’, Bruce Devlin takes a look at the Interoperable Master Format (IMF). Episode 3 answers the question, What is an IMF composition play list (CPL)? Those familiar with digital cinema will have come across the term CPL. Bruce explain what it means in the context of IMF.

The CPL is the timeline description of an IMF composition. It defines what media should be played in what order and what the track arrangements are.

If you missed episodes 1 and 2, 

1. What is IMF?, check this link: Bruce‘s Shorts | 4.1 - Why does IMF exist?

2. What is an IMF IMP? check this link: Bruce‘s Shorts | 4.2 - Why does IMF IMP?

IMF is standardised by the SMPTE as ST 2067.

You might also like...

Compression: Part 2 - Moving On From Analog

Compression is almost taken for granted despite its incredible complexity. But it’s worth remembering how compression has developed so we can progress further.

Waves: Part 2 - Distribution

John Watkinson moves on to discussion of the effects of the medium waves are travelling in and explains why loudspeaker enclosures contain foam.

Compression: Part 1 - Defining Terms

Compression is the ultimate enabling technology behind broadcasting. Without it, life would be very difficult indeed. In this new series, the whole topic will be explored at some depth.

Waves: Part 1 - Introduction

Broadcasting is totally dependent on waves which crop up in a surprising number of places. Sound waves and light waves form the message, which is delivered by further types of wave.

Flexible Contribution Over IP - Part 2

Delivering determinant latency is more important than fighting variable latency, even if it is small. In this article, we look at how codec design and JPEG-XS can scale to make the best use of network bandwidth while keeping latency predictable.