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embARC (Metadata Embedded for Archival Content)
Audio-Visual Working Group

embARC Open Source Software Beta Release

The FADGI Audio-Visual working group is pleased to announce the beta release of embARC, a new open source tool for metadata embedding and validation. Named embARC for Metadata Embedded for Archival Content, this beta release includes flexibility functionality for Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) files to support FADGI’s Guidelines for Embedded Metadata within DPX File Headers for Digitized Motion Picture Film as well as required SMPTE 268 metadata rules. embARC enables users to audit and correct internal metadata of both individual files or an entire DPX sequence while not impacting the image data.

User feedback from the FADGI community and beyond has helped guide the project and influence future directions. Development is now moving to including functionality for MXF files, including representation of RDD 48. Functionality for other formats will be added over time.

embARC carries a CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication.


Current Version

Beta version 0.1.5

Previous Versions

Comments about all aspects of the beta version of embARC are very welcome. Please submit comments to Kate Murray ([email protected]). Submissions will be compiled and made available at https://bit.ly/2ZoC7WM.

Planned future work for embARC will build out capability for additional formats, including MXF and beyond.

embARC is developed by AVP (Bertram Lyons and Rebecca Chandler) and PortalMedia (Dan Fischer and Caroline Shea) on behalf of FADGI.

Working Groups

Still Image Working Group
This group is involved in a cooperative effort to develop common digitization guidelines for still image materials.

Audio-Visual Working Group
This group works collaboratively on common and sustainable technical guidelines, methods, and practices for digitized and born digital sound recordings and moving images.

Last Updated: 09/25/2019