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Cineon Image File Format Draft

The Cineon image file format is a subset of the ANSI/SMPTE DPX file format. The Digital Picture eXchange file format is flexible, allowing variable image headers to accomodate the needs of different industries (film, television, etc.). Therefore, the SMPTE specification is recommended to all developers.

SMPTE Specification

To obtain the SMPTE specification, contact SMPTE directly at +1.914.761.1100. Ask for the specification ANSI/SMPTE 268M-1994, SMPTE Standard for File Format for Digital Moving-Picture Exchange (DPX), v 1.0, 18 February 1994. It is 14 pages, and costs $30.

You can view this ordering information at SMPTE's web site. Search for FILE EXCHANGE, just under that is File Format, Digital Moving Pictures, which is the specification.

Encyclopedia of Graphic File Formats

A fantastic description is also included in the Encyclopedia of Graphic File Formats, second edition, by Murray and VanRyper, available from O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. ISBN 1-56592-161-5.

An incredibly useful book for all sorts of image file formats!

Online Draft

The Kodak Version 4.5 Draft is also available online.



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