This 2 day course will build your understanding of current video and audio file-formats, including the metadata wrapped within them and how they are used in current workflows. We will examine how and why broadcast files have replaced tape-based video audio workflows and the advantages gained in this transition.

By the end of the course you will have a thorough understanding of the common file formats, their associated workflows, working practices and the industry and standards bodies associated with their use. You will understand the process of creating, transcoding, checking and delivering files in a way that builds your confidence and allows you to make practical use of the knowledge you have gained.


This course is run on demand and can be delivered at a location to suit you. Due to the bespoke nature of both the delivery and the content of these courses, please click the button below to request further information and we will be able to put together a quote based on your needs.


Any professional working with traditional broadcast video and audio technology who needs to increase their knowledge of, and confidence working with, file-based systems.

  • Sales engineers, technical operators, and technicians who are relatively new to the industry, including apprentices and other new-joiners
  • Hardware and software developers who need a better knowledge of media file-formats
  • Digital imaging technicians (DITs) and other production professionals
  • Scheduling, traffic, library, archive and booking staff whose departments are transitioning to tapeless or file-based operation


Media file formats are used everywhere, from production to archive and consumption. File acquisition now routinely starts at the camera or audio recorder with file-based media essence and metadata passing along the entire broadcast chain including, ingest, quality control (QC) post-production and onto delivery and archive via a range of file-formats and codecs.