In the fourth season of ‘Bruce’s Shorts’, Bruce Devlin takes a look at the Interoperable Master Format (IMF). IMF needs a generic captioning and subtitling format for the planet. Episode 5 asks “Why choose IMSC1?”
Internet Media Subtitling & Captions (IMSC1) profile of Timed-Text Markup Language (TTML), the first global standard for captions. IMSC cations can be rendered into different formats for delivery: CTA 608, CTA 708, WST and many others. IMSC is designed to be used for mastering to multiple standards, just like IMF.
If you missed episodes 1, 2 and 3:
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?
3. What is an IMF CPL? check this link: Bruce's Shorts | 4.3 - What is and IMF CPL?
4. How do you QC IMF? check this link: Bruce's Shorts | 4.4 — How do you QC IMF?
IMF is standardised by the SMPTE as ST 2067.
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