This does not pass the sniff test. Materials exchange format is a standard ratified by the SMPTE. If Sony uses a proprietary variant of MXF, then it is not MXF. If product documentation trumps the SMPTE, the EBU and LC, then we are going to need a bigger handbasket.
Please consider changing the subject line when responding to digests. I am not sure what you are responding to.
FWIW, SoCal Code4Lib is having a meeting this Thursday. You might want to join us. http://www.meetup.com/Code4lib-SoCal/events/219653631/
> On Mar 3, 2015, at 5:21 PM, Rebecca HG <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello folks, I'm wondering if anyone else has run into this issue. My
> production company has a rather odd workflow but it involves passing MXF
> files from Sony cameras through Quantel systems. We're having a lagging
> issue recalling footage. Quantel responded with the following:
> What is the difference between Quantel MXF and XD Cam MXF in File Flow
> Engines used for archiving out?
> Quantel: The Quantel MXF option conforms to the OP-1a MXF standard. XDCAM
> MXF is a Sony
> proprietary version of MXF which works with the XDCAM folder structure and
> use slightly
> different codecs etc. Quantel will consider clarification of this in the
> product documentation.
> I've never heard of a Sony-proprietary MXF format. Does anyone have
> additional data on this? Thanks!
> Rebecca Hernandez-Gerber
> Broadcast Archivist
> Riot Games