Why Standardised Media Services Will Not Succeed


Peter Heneback discusses why the pursuit of a collection of reusable and standardised industry services proposed by the Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS) Task Force, a joint working group set up the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), will fail without widespread vendor adoption of open IT standards and robust and rich service-oriented interfaces.

“In a recent statement the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) – perhaps best known for their work on the AAF format – and the EBU announced that they are co-publishing a Request For Technology through a joint working group called the Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS) Task Force. The Task Force’s overall aim is to address interoperability issues in digital workflows and the purpose of the RFT is threefold: Define an overall architecture for integration of reusable components, validate this architecture by applying it to three services and develop a list of appropriate services for the entirety or part of the media industry.” [Read More]

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