OMF Interchange

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File Format
Name OMF Interchange
Ontology
Extension(s) .omf
Type Code OMFI
Wikidata ID Q1459344
Released 1992

Avid released a specification for a Open Media Framework Interchange file format, capable of containing audio, video, graphics, still images, etc[1][2]. The format was replaced with the Advanced Authoring Format[3][4]. Appears to be based on the Bento compound object format.

File Identification

Later OMF files can contain the hex values 6F6D66693A64617461 starting at byte 5, which is omfi:data in ASCII[5]

Identification can also be made from 24 bytes from EOF.[6]

OMFI 1 and 2 are different and some later software may not be compatible with the earlier version.[7]

Software

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Media_Framework_Interchange
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20000815100248/http://avid.com/3rdparty/omfi/index.html
  3. http://www.edlmax.com/FormatOmf.htm
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20000816225754/http://www.avid.com/news/press_releases/product_news/aaf.html
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20110728123616/http://www.linuxmedialabs.com/Downloads/LSI/omfspec21.pdf
  6. https://github.com/Ardour/ardour/blob/master/tools/omf/loader.cc#L149
  7. https://www.mixonline.com/recording/workstation-file-format-interchange-part-1-364921
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