Digital cinema (D-cinema) packaging — Part 10: Stereoscopic picture track file

ISO 26429-10:2009 provides the definition of a single MXF file design for Stereoscopic Picture content wrapping. ISO 26429-10:2009 also defines a new Composition Playlist (CPL) extension element to reference such Stereoscopic Picture Track Files.

Emballage du cinéma numérique (cinéma D) — Partie 10: Fichier de trajectoire d'image stéréoscopique

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Digital cinema (D-cinema) packaging —
Part 10:
Stereoscopic picture track file
Emballage du cinéma numérique (cinéma D) —
Partie 10: Fichier de trajectoire d'image stéréoscopique

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ISO 2009

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Cinematography, in parallel with its approval by the ISO member bodies.
ISO 26429 consists of the following parts, under the general title Digital cinema (D-cinema) packaging:
⎯ Part 3: Sound and picture track file [equivalent to SMPTE 429-3]
⎯ Part 4: MXF JPEG 2000 application [equivalent to SMPTE 429-4]
⎯ Part 6: MXF track file essence encryption [equivalent to SMPTE 429-6]
⎯ Part 7: Composition playlist [equivalent to SMPTE 429-7]
⎯ Part 8: Packing list [equivalent to SMPTE 429-8]
⎯ Part 9: Asset mapping and file segmentation [equivalent to SMPTE 429-9]
⎯ Part 10: Stereoscopic picture track file [equivalent to SMPTE 429-10]

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This part of ISO 26429 comprises SMPTE 429-10-2008 and Annex ZZ (which provides equivalences between
ISO standards and SMPTE standards referenced in the text).

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ISO 26429-10:2009(E)
SMPTE 429-10-2008


D-Cinema Packaging —

Stereoscopic Picture Track File

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Table of Contents      Page

Foreword . 2
1 Scope . 3
2 Conformance Notation . 3
3 Normative References . 3
4 Glossary of Acronyms and Terms. 4
5 Stereoscopic Picture Track File Structure. 4
6 MainStereoscopicPicture Element. 5
7 Composition Playlist Constraints . 6
  7.1  CPL Reels . 6
  7.2  MainStereoscopicPicture Assets . 6
      7.2.1  Edit Rate . 6
      7.2.2  Frame Rate . 6
8 Schema . 6
9 Sample (Informative). 7
Annex A  Stereoscopic Picture Sub-Descriptor (Normative) . 8
Annex B  Biblography (Informative) . 10

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ISO 26429-10:2009(E)
SMPTE 429-10-2008

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Administrative Practices.

SMPTE Standard 429-10 was prepared by Technology Committee DC28.

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ISO 26429-10:2009(E)
SMPTE 429-10-2008
1 Scope

This document provides the definition of a single MXF file design for Stereoscopic Picture content wrapping. It
also defines a new Composition Playlist (CPL) extension element to reference such Stereoscopic Picture
Track File.

2 Conformance Notation

Normative text is text that describes elements of the design that are indispensable or contains the
conformance language keywords: "shall", "should", or "may". Informative text is text that is potentially helpful
to the user, but not indispensable, and can be removed, changed, or added editorially without affecting
interoperability. Informative text does not contain any conformance keywords.

All text in this document is, by default, normative, except: the Introduction, any section explicitly labeled as
"Informative" or individual paragraphs that start with "Note:”

The keywords "shall" and "shall not" indicate requirements strictly to be followed in order to conform to the
document and from which no deviation is permitted.

The keywords, "should" and "should not" indicate that, among several possibilities, one is recommended as
particularly suitable, without mentioning or excluding others; or that a certain course of action is preferred but
not necessarily required; or that (in the negative form) a certain possibility or course of action is deprecated
but not prohibited.

The keywords "may" and "need not" indicate courses of action permissible within the limits of the document.

The keyword “reserved” indicates a provision that is not defined at this time, shall not be used, and may be
defined in the future. The keyword “forbidden” indicates “reserved” and in addition indicates that the provision
will never be defined in the future.

A conformant implementation according to this document is one that includes all mandatory provisions
("shall") and, if implemented, all recommended provisions ("should") as described. A conformant
implementation need not implement optional provisions ("may") and need not implement them as described.

3 Normative References

The following standards contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this
standard. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to revision,
and parties to agreements based on this standard are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the
most recent edition of the standards indicated below.

ANSI/SMPTE 298M-1997, Television — Universal Labels for Unique Identification of Digital Data

SMPTE 377M-2004, Television — Material Exchange Format (MXF), File Format Specification

SMPTE 429-3-2006, D-Cinema Packaging — Sound and Picture Track File

SMPTE 429-7-2006, D-Cinema Packaging — Composition Playlist

SMPTE RP 210, Metadata Dictionary Registry of Metadata Element Descriptions

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (2004, February 4) — Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Third
Edition), see

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (2004, October 28) — XML Schema Part 1: Structures (Second Edition),
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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (2004, October 28) — XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes (Second Edition),

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) (1996, November), RFC 2396 — Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI):
Generic Syntax

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) (2005, July), RFC 4122 — A Universally Unique Identifier (UUID)
URN Namespace

4 Glossary of Acronyms and Terms
The general glossary of acronyms, terms and data types used in the MXF specification is given in SMPTE
377M. It is not repeated here to avoid any divergence of meaning.

CPL Composition Playlist

MXF Material eXchange Format

URI  Uniform Resource Identifier

XML eXtensible Markup Language

2D Non-stereoscopic

5 Stereoscopic Picture Track Files Structure
The starting point of this stereoscopic picture packaging method is a single “Stereoscopic Picture Essence
Stream” corresponding to the frame based interleaving of the two sequences of frames associated
respectively with the left eye and the right eye as presented in Figure 1:

“Left eye “Left eye
“Right eye “Right eye “Left eye “Right eye
frame” #1 frame” #1 frame” #2 frame” #2 frame” #n frame” #n
Frame #1 Frame #2
Frame #3 Frame #4
Frame #(2n-1) Frame #2n

Figure 1 – Stereoscopic Picture Essence Stream Structure

This single Stereoscopic Picture Essence Stream shall contain the same number of left and right frames and
shall be wrapped according to SMPTE 429-3, with the const

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