Masstech and SGL have made progress toward the creation of an SMPTE standard that will allow for the interchange of material between archive management systems.
In 2006, SGL and Masstech Group recognized the need for a standard for archive material interchange, resulting in the formation of the V16 SMPTE committee. This SMPTE standard committee has earned widespread industry support and has attracted a number of prestigious members, who bring experience from some of the industry’s leading broadcasting and manufacturing companies.
The SMPTE V16 standard will provide a definition of an exchange format to enable a video file written in this format to be readable by any archive management system. The format will also be data tape drive independent. Masstech Group and SGL have pledged their continued support for development and eventual adoption of this standard.