Telestream has introduced Vantage IMF Producer, a Vantage option that automates the creation of IMF (Interoperable Master Format) packages from Adobe Premiere. Using a Vantage panel within Premiere, editors can access Vantage’s IMF processing and packaging.
IMF packages are the preferred method to deliver show masters to companies like Netflix, Fox, Disney and many others. “While IMF has become the delivery format of choice for many media-services providers and production companies, Adobe Premiere Pro users need to primarily focus on the storytelling process,” says Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for video at Adobe. “Having a plugin panel to Adobe Premiere Pro for Vantage’s automated IMF packaging workflows gives editors confidence they can deliver compliant IMF masters right from their timeline.”
IMF is a SMPTE standard for providing a single, interchangeable master file format and structure for the distribution of content between businesses around the world. IMF provides a framework for creating a true file-based final master. Part of the Vantage Media Processing Platform, IMF Producer automates the creation of all files required in an IMF package from a single output render of a Premiere timeline. In addition to generating the primary package, editors can create additional sequences, which become supplemental IMF packages that contain different versions of audio, subtitles, edit points, Dolby Vision HDR metadata and more.
IMF Producer can process up to four jobs simultaneously from Premiere. Using Vantage Timed Text Flip, IMF Producer also provides full support for IMSC1 subtitles. The subtitle feature is required for IMF packages and is frequently missing from other solutions.