The Professional MPEG Forum

Pro-MPEG – the Professional-MPEG Forum (Founded 1998) – was an association of broadcasters, program makers, equipment manufacturers, and component suppliers with interests in realizing the interoperability of professional television equipment, according to the implementation requirements of broadcasters and other end-users. The Forum was in existence for approximately 8 years up to 2009 and had over 130 members.

Independence, openness, and non-commerciality were fiercely maintained to ensure all organizations and individuals can participate and contribute. The SMPTE and the EBU were two key partner organizations, and the output of the Forum's work on operating ranges and file formats was submitted to SMPTE for standardization.

This site is designed to provide information about the past work of the Pro-MPEG Forum and in particular the successful standardisation of MXF. There are still some activities remaining and these will also be reported upon. Apart from celebrating the achievements of Pro-MPEG it is hoped the site will act as a useful and informative resource.


MXF News Top Stories
Apple Updates MXF Import:  Calibrated{Q} MXF Import 1.8 read more....
EBU Runs MXF Masterclass:  The EBU is running a series of MXF masterclasses led by Pedro Ferreira of MOG Solutions read more....
IBC 2009 - Broadcast meets IT - [Munich, September 1, 2009]:  In the frame of this year’s motto “Broadcast meets IT”, the Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik (IRT) shows selected products and solutions at the IBC 2009 that support broadcasters to upgrade their IT infrastructure according to the needs of the integrated file-based production and the delivery of converging multimedia services. read more....
Free download MXF file Converter Mac to convert .mxf files to video, like MPG, MPEG, MPEG 2, VOB, DAT, MP4, M4:  For_Immediate_Release: (Free-Press-Release.com) October 25, 2009 -- read more....

Pro-MPEG Recent Documents
Tx of High Bit-Rate Studio Streams on IP networks:  This Code of Practice covers Uncompressed Standard Definition Video, running at 270Mbit/s in a way which will not prevent the carriage of compressed formats which use the same framing structure (e.g. SDTI). It is also intended that this document will be applicable to systems running at 360Mbit/s and HD rates to 1.485Gbit/s and possibly higher. Where practicable this document re-uses practices laid down in Code of Practice #3, also published here. : select....
Transmission of MPEG-2 TS over IP Networks:  This code of practice follows on from the Code of Practice #2, which defined Operating Points for the transmission of professional video over IP networks. This document is for MPEG-2 Transport Streams only. Further codes of practice, also published here, cover additional formats. : select....
Operating Points for MPEG-2 TS over WANs:  It is recognised that there are many different mechanisms and interfaces to be considered for carriage of MPEG audio and video over a Wide Area Network. This document addresses the direct mapping of MPEG TS into: • An ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) network • PDH/SDH (Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) • Satellite transmission channels for contribution applications.: select....
Professional Video over IP:  A brief published in 2002 outlining the need for a code of Practice on common approaches for the transport of real-time professional video over IP networks. : select....

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