ASPEN Published by SMPTE
TVTechnology.com reports that ASPEN, the open framework that enables independent flows for video, audio, and metadata in an IP-based broadcast media facility, has been published by the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE). The ASPEN Community submitted the Adaptive Sample Picture Encapsulation as a Registered Disclosure Document (RDD 37) and then was passed by the Technology Committee Ballot with all affirmative votes, according to the ASPEN Community press release.
ASPEN is designed to expand MPEG-2 transport stream standard to include uncompressed UHD/3G/HD/SD video. The framework also utilizes open standards for transporting audio (SMPTE ST 302) and metadata (SMPTE ST 2038). It also uses SMPTE 2022-2 to encapsulate the transport streams into IP.