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

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7 DV, DVC Pro, and DVCam in MXF

Bruce Delvin

 

Introduction

The generic mapping of the DV family of compressed streams into MXF is standardized in SMPTE 383M. There are several different variants of the DV specification in use both in the consumer space and in the professional space. The MXF mapping document, SMPTE 383M, concentrates on the similarities in the DV variants in order to present them to an MXF application as a single essence class. At the time of designing the MXF specification, there were several ways in which audio was handled within DV files which gave rise to long debates about cheese—but more of that later. Samples of DVMXF files can be found at http://www.themxfbook.com/.

DV Basics

DV is a DCT block based compression scheme ...

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