The Metadata Application steering groups objective was to develop a free application to enable independent production companies to create file-based TV programmes which have the correct metadata for delivery to UK broadcasters.
The application has been designed, built and piloted with independent production companies, broadcasters and manufacturers and has been received well within this industry.
An upgrade (version 1.1) was published in January 2013 which focussed on an improved user experience and patching some minor functional issues. There are plans for a further upgrade later in 2013.
The application provides a user interface with a form to enable production companies to simply enter programme editorial metadata and combine this with the structural metadata extracted from the media file. It will then wrap this metadata set into the MXF file in line with DPP specifications as set out in the pan-industry technical & metadata standards for file-based programme delivery in the UK.
The Metadata Application is available to download following registration. This is to ensure all users can be informed of any future updates to the software.