Adobe Premiere can now edit IMF, wither Final Cut?
Third-parties who develop Interoperable Master Format workflow tools don’t seem to believe that Final Cut Pro X is relevant.
At the end of many high-end productions comes expressing your feature film or TV show as IMF – a SMPTE standard for providing a single, interchangeable master file format and structure for the distribution of content. Each IMF database can be used to generate deliverables for multiple playback systems such as different projectors, sound systems, TV standards, Blu-Rays, spoken languages, subtitles and more.
Marquise Technologies is a Swiss company that have been involved in developing IMF. They have many high-end tools. Yesterday they launched an IMF import system for Adobe Premiere CC:
With the growing adoption of the Interoperable Master Format for content exchange it has become increasingly important for professional editing solutions to support this standard. Marquise Technologies and Adobe have collaborated to enable Adobe Premiere Pro CC to import IMF packages, including multiple CPLs packages. Editors are now able to review and process IMF Application #2 and #2e (Studio Profile) content.
The irony is that Final Cut Pro X is much more suited to thinking about media as a database that can be expressed multiple ways. Better than any track-based NLE.
What client need would convince IMF ecosystem developers to make tools that work with Final Cut?