Cinema Mezzanine Plugfest 2

  • 21-22 September 2015Add this to my calendar
  • Paris, Franceexpand

The adoption of the Digital Cinema projection has opened new opportunities for the distribution of films. The digitization of commercial film collections and film heritage is developing rapidly. Up to now there has been no specific format for the interoperable exchange and conservation of cinematographic works with the highest required quality.

This event will focus on assessing the interoperability of Cinema Mezzanine format based on SMPTE® IMF App#4 – Cinema Mezzanine (proposal standard).

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In February 2011, at the request of the French Centre National du Cinema, the Commission Supérieure Technique started to work on the technical recommendation CST-RT021. The goal of this recommendation is to ensure that the commercial exploitation of digitized cinematographic works on modern digital distribution channels is made possible with the required quality.

The first version of the CST-RT021-MFFS specification has been published. It has been designed to be consistent with current developing standards, specifically the SMPTE Interoperable Master Format (Technical Committee 35 PM). The expert group led by CST is proposing that film laboratories, audio-visual equipment manufacturers and all interested parties participate in a Plugfest to test the specification.
This event will focus on assessing the interoperability of Cinema Mezzanine format based on SMPTE IMF App#4 – Cinema Mezzanine (proposal standard).

Hotel Ampere

102 avenue de Villiers
75017 PARIS

Tel: 00 33 (0)1 44 29 17 17
Fax: 00 33 (0)1 44 29 16 50
Email: [email protected]


All participating companies must register for the event.
The interoperability event participation is free of charge.
The registration deadline is 17 September 2015.


All participating companies must sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that they will receive upon registration.
Companies will not be allowed to participate to the event if the NDA has not been signed.
Deadline to return the signed NDAs to ETSI is 20 September 2015.

This activity is supported by the European Commission.

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Claire Gauthier
22 September 2015

End of the testing sessions and preparation of the final wrap-up session:

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Claire Gauthier
21 September 2015

The second Cinema Mezzanine Plugfest started this morning.

blog day 1 welcome presentation

Fruitful exchanges take place between the testing companies.

blog day 1 exchanges


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