MPEG-7 AVDP – co-edited by DIGITAL – ratified by ISO
The Audiovisual Description Profile (AVDP) is a profile of the MPEG-7 multimedia description standard, targeting applications in audiovisual media production and archiving. AVDP has been developed by the EBU MIM/SCAIE group, based on the Detailed Audiovisual Profile (DAVP, paper id 4275) proposed by JOANNEUM RESEARCH in 2006 and the Metadata Production Framework by Japan’s national broadcaster NHK .
The profile has been co-edited by members of the Audiovisual Media group at JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL and has become an ISO standard at the 100th MPEG meeting in May 2012.
The profile supports the description of audio, video or audiovisual content, ensuring a compatible document structure for all types of content. A key feature of AVDP is the modularity in the descriptions (e.g., separating metadata originating from different modalities or produced by different tools).
It is the first profile based on version 2 of MPEG-7 and includes low-level audio and video descriptors.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH also provides a semantic validation service for this profile.