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The MXF Book by Bruce Devlin, Jim Wilkinson, Oliver Morgan, Nick Wells

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4 Operational Patterns and Constraining MXF

Bruce Devlin

 

Introduction

Operational patterns are the way of controlling the complexity of MXF Files. Various names were tried during the design of MXF; for example, "templates" was rejected because it was already laden with expectations that differed depending on whether you came from a video or a software community. "Profiles" was rejected because there is a well-known video server with this name. "Operational patterns" was chosen because it had not already been used and conveyed the idea of the operational use of MXF. The design of the generalized operational patterns that appear in the MXF File Format Specification was governed by the desire to limit the complexity of encoders and decoders to ...

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