SMPTE 2021 (BXF — Broadcast eXchange Format) Metadata

While relatively new — released in 2008 — the SMPTE Standard already has some implementations and activity, but it has not led to widespread use. It is a very comprehensive standard covering:

  • Schedule and ‘as run’ information
  • Content Metadata
  • Content Movement Instructions.
  • What can be done with it, what rights come with it.

Current implementations tend to be inside large media organizations, such as  Hearst-Argyle, Telemundo, and Red Bee Media. BXF Metadata is not directly supported in Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC or Media Composer.

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