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4.1INTRODUCTION

Standardized as SMPTE 360M,1 the General Exchange Format (GXF) is an established stream/file format used in professional broadcast applications when finished material is readied for air or is exchanged between facilities. It is commonly used for the distribution of commercials and some program material. It also is a format used within the facility for staging material being readied for air; for instance, edited stories in the newsroom are transferred from the edit suite to replay servers or to and from the facility archive also use GXF. Systems using GXF were first installed in 1997. As the products using GXF were enhanced, the ...

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