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Description

Archimedia Master Player

Source type: 
Research Outputs
Commercial type: 
Commercial
Function: 
Preservation platforms/systems, Quality assessment technologies
Audiovisual lifecycle: 
Access, Ingest
Version: 
1.8
Version date: 
April 1, 2014
Description: 

Formerly kown as Archimedia Reference Player, this tool tool is aimed at users of professional-level, high-quality video files. It is a commercial product, and PrestoCentre is listing it purely for information, not as an endorsement or recommendation. The company feels there is a lack of an accessible and easily-usable playback tool for high-end video file formats, particularly:

  • for lossless or uncompressed files;
  • for users of the JPEG2000 encoding method; and
  • for users of high-quality files in a range of wrappers (MXF, AVI, MOV).

Although the tool is a commercial product, their website offers a free trial download to allow evaluation.

From the website, the tool and related Archimedia developments support:

  • Playback of Lossless JPEG2000 and other Mastering formats
  • Baseband video output to HDMI and SDI (optional card)
  • MXF, AVI and MOV wrappers
  • Reference Test Patterns and Charts
  • MXF Metadata Analysis

Reference: 
Tags: 
Codec, JPEG2000, MXF, MOV, AVI, Wrapper, HDMI, Technical metadata

Sustainability Factors

Development

Author: 
Archimedia
TRL level: 
Technology Readiness Level: 9
Platform: 
Mac OS X, Windows
Platform specifics: 
windows 7/8 – i7 cpu or better is recommended
Software dependencies: 
Developing community: 
Private Institution
Futher developments expected: 
Further development description: 

License and Adoption

License model: 
Proprietary
Licence fee: 
Yes
Standards compliance: 
License URL: 
Licence citation: 
Community adoption: 
Film Collections and Filmmakers
10
TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting
10

Documentation

Available: 
Yes
Documentation text: 
Fee: 
Resources: 
This record was last updated: 
October 15, 2018