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

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13 The MXF Data Model in Context

Phil Tudor

 

Introduction

This chapter describes the MXF data model from the perspective of the AAF data model, from which it is derived. The MXF data model defines the data structures that can be included in an MXF file. An instance of a data structure in an MXF file is an object. An object has properties, which have a type and a value. The MXF data model defines objects by specifying a class model.

The MXF data model is expressed in terms that closely correspond to the video and audio domain. For example, it defines classes to hold metadata describing the material structure, format, derivation, and annotation; and classes to hold essence for file source material. The mapping of these objects into a file (or ...

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