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 the industry.
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.
This application was created by the DPP as an interim measure until such time as equipment manufacturers were able to offer this functionality within their systems.
Since the release of the first version of the application in September 2012 the DPP, via their Compliance Programme and Interoperability Days, have been working with many of the key manufacturers to help them both identify interoperability issues and integrate the required functionality into their products, many of which now include these features.
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.
If you have any feedback or queries about the Metadata Application please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org