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Proposed Revision to the Broadcast WAVE Metadata Embedding Guidelines

The Audio-Visual Working Group of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) has drafted a revision to the guideline for metadata to be embedded in Broadcast WAVE files. This proposed version (2.0) of the Guidelines refers to Version 2 of EBU-TECH 3285: Specification of the Broadcast Wave Format, published by the European Broadcasting Union in May, 2011.

Version 2 of the FADGI Broadcast WAVE Metadata Embedding Guidelines is a substantial revision of Version 1 and incorporates loudness metadata (in accordance with EBU R 128 [2]) and which takes account of the publication of Supplements 1 - 6 and other relevant documentation.

The Proposed Version 2.0 document is posted for the public comment here: http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/digitize-embedding.html until February 21, 2012. Remarks about Version 2.0 of the Guidelines and Introductory Discussion documents (both found at the above URL) are welcome.

BWF MetaEdit Has Also Been Updated

BWF MetaEdit<http://sourceforge.net/projects/bwfmetaedit/> (at SourceForge) is a free, open source tool that supports embedding, validating, and exporting of metadata in Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF) files, including support for the Federal Agencies Guidelines presented above. BWF MetaEdit was developed by the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative, supported by AudioVisual Preservation Solutions<http://www.avpreserve.com/>. BWF MetaEdit has recently been updated to make the tool conform to Version 2 (May, 2011) of EBU-TECH 3285: Specification of the Broadcast Wave Format.


Jimi Jones
Digital Audiovisual Formats Specialist
Office of Strategic Initiatives
Library of Congress

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