Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability

    User Requirements Survey

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    User Story Submission:

    The form below may be used to submit user stories to the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability. The Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability is jointly sponsored by the North America Broadcasters Association (NABA), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), The International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM) and Ad-ID, representing the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) as an observer. Joint Task Force Vision: New and more efficient file based workflows may be enabled through improving the specification and exchange of professional media, between organizations. Joint Task Force Mission: The Task Force, working in an open participatory environment, will gather and analyze requirements for a machine generated and readable file interchange and delivery specification (Including standardized and common structured Metadata) for the professional media industry by bringing together manufacturers, broadcasters, advertisers, Ad agencies, and industry organizations (standards bodies and trade associations) serving the professional media market. Based on requirements submitted to the Task Force, recommendations on processes and technologies to improve interoperability of file based workflows will be developed and future activities determined (here is the report of the NABA TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE on Issues in file based interoperability and watermarking http://bit.ly/1cvVXPO). In order to achieve our vision and mission, our first step is to collect user stories related to file based workflows in professional media applications. We would very much appreciate any contribution you might want to make to this effort. Stories should be applicable in the time frame from now through the next three to five years. These user stories will enable the task force to recognize the problem(s) being experienced, and determine the opportunities to improve current technologies solutions and practices, ascertain system functions and behavior(s) that could address those problems or opportunities, document the list of the problems, opportunities, and desired behaviors as requirements. Please be sure to share your contact information. You DO NOT have to be a user to submit a user story! Stories MUST follow the form, "As a [ROLE], I want to [FUNCTION] so that [BUSINESS VALUE]. Expressing a business value for your story makes it much more valuable, so to ensure that your user story is considered, please follow this format. Generic user stories are not as helpful as ones that are specific and address a particular problem or issue., please follow this format. Generic user stories are not as helpful as ones that are specific and address a particular problem or issue. As a point of guidance, for each entry please keep your submitted text succinct. Example: As a content distributor [this is the ROLE] I want to accurately create, test and distribute television programs as files, that will be delivered to broadcasters exact specifications [this is the FUNCTION] so that I can reduce errors and the additional cost and time associated with re-encoding media or reformatting metadata so that they will be accepted error-free by the broadcaster [this is the BUSINESS VALUE]. The user stories we collect through this form will be made public. Similar stories may be merged, and it is possible that some stories will not be used. * Required
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