embARC (“metadata embedded for archival content”) manages internal file metadata including embedding and validation. Created by FADGI (Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative), in conjunction with AVP and PortalMedia, embARC features flexible options for DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) and MXF (Material Exchange Format) files to support FADGI’s Guidelines.
Guidelines implemented in validation routines within in embARC are currently:
- Guidelines for Embedded Metadata within DPX File Headers for Digitized Motion Picture Film
- required SMPTE 268 metadata rules
- SMPTE RDD 48: MXF Archive and Preservation Format
embARC enables users to audit and correct internal metadata of both individual files or an entire DPX sequence while not impacting the image data. Functionality for additional file formats is in development, including MXF files. embARC is developed in JAVA.
Further information about the software and release history is available at: http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/embARC.html
Current release is 1.0.0 for GUI and Version 0.2.0 beta for CLI. Github repo: https://github.com/LibraryOfCongress/embARC Windows and Mac builds: http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/embARC.html