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

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10 Generic Data Streams, VBI, and ANC

Bruce Devlin

 

Introduction

Media files can contain many different types of associated data, and it is the job of MXF to synchronize and relate these different sorts of data in an extensible way. Over the years, there have been many ad-hoc solutions to synchronizing data with video and audio. Methods include hiding it in video blanking, carrying it inside user bits in the audio/video data stream, carrying it as a parallel data stream in a multiplex, or even printing it onto film near the sprocket holes.

The goal of MXF is to provide a common environment for the carriage of data, and a common approach to synchronizing it to the video and audio essence. In order to do this, the MXF designers recognized that ...

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