Advanced Television


MovieLabs announces initial 2030 Vision Showcase selections

MovieLabs, the technology joint venture of the major Hollywood motion picture studios, has announced the initial 2030 Vision Showcase selections that illustrate aspects of the 2030 Vision that have been implemented today.  The organizations with selected cases studies are Accenture, Amazon Web Services, Dreamworks Animation, Microsoft, Overcast, Prime Focus Technologies, ProductionPro, Skywalker Sound, Sony Pictures/Sony Ci and […]

September 7, 2022

DPP publishes Recommendation DPP008 B2B Metadata Exchange

The DPP, the media industry’s business network, has published Recommendation DPP008 Business to Business Metadata Exchange. Building on the insights from a number of DPP members, Business to Business Metadata Exchange aims to reduce friction in the media supply chain at the points of content interchange, specifically around the exchange of metadata. “While the interchange […]

January 14, 2022

Enhanced Content Protection for Production guidelines from MovieLabs

Motion Pictures Laboratories (MovieLabs), a technology joint venture of the major Hollywood studios, has published the first version of the Enhanced Content Protection for Production (ECPP), providing a set of best practices for production services vendors, cloud services providers, studios and productions, developed with input from studio security experts and leading technology companies across the […]

December 14, 2021By Colin Mann

MovieLabs releases Visual Language for Media Creation

MovieLabs, a technology joint venture of the major Hollywood movie studios, has released a visual language guide and a suite of design elements to help developers and producers create and communicate workflows in a visually consistent way that can be implemented and understood across the industry. Building on the Ontology for Media Creation (OMC), the Visual Language for Media Creation (VLMC) provides robust mechanisms and conventions for human-to-human and machine-to-human illustration of elements in a media workflow. The current lack of a common visual language causes a high level of inconsistency across visual elements […]

September 23, 2021

MovieLabs publishes ontology for media creation 

Motion Pictures Laboratories (MovieLabs), a technology joint venture of the major Hollywood studios, has published the first version of a common ontology for production technologists designing software-defined workflows (SDW) for the M&E industry. The Ontology for Media Creation (OMC) provides a conceptual framework and a set of defined terms to enable both people and software […]

September 16, 2021

MovieLabs appoints Stephens as SVP

Motion Pictures Laboratories (MovieLabs) has appointed Spencer Stephens to the role of Senior Vice President, Production Technology and Security. Spencer joins the non-profit research technology lab full-time. He previously consulted for MovieLabs and served as the principal author of The Evolution of Production Security – Securing the 10-Year Vision for the Future of Media Production, […]

March 4, 2021

MovieLabs updates content protection spec

MovieLabs, an independent non-profit organisation founded by major Hollywood studios to advance research and development in motion picture distribution and protection, has updated its Enhanced Content Protection Specification. Since its original publication in 2013, the MovieLabs Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) Specification has raised the bar for protecting 4K, HDR and early window content in consumer […]

January 14, 2021By Colin Mann