Thanks to the generous support for Harvard's long term preservation initiative by the Arcadia Fund, the first official release of FITS with video support using the MediaInfo tool is now available. FITS now includes MediaInfo output in standard FITS XML, and also optionally creates standards based metadata output based on the EBUCore technical metadata schema.
Video file formats now supported by FITS, for both format identification and metadata extraction, are: avi, mov, mpg, mpeg, mkv, mp4, mxf, ogv, mj2, divx, dv, m4v, m2v, ism.
Harvard is in the process of integrating the MediaInfo tool into FITS! When complete, the tool will provide format identification and technical metadata extraction for video file formats, allow FITS XML to represent technical metadata for video file formats, and support the creation of EBUCore XML metadata through the use of the embedded OTS package. Read more about Video support in FITS
We're almost finished with the 2-week project to merge the different forks of FITS on GitHub and to make it easier for others to contribute code to the FITS test base. This was done as a joint project between Harvard Library and the Open Planets Foundation with funding by the SPRUCE project. Learn more about the FITS blitz at:Read more about FITS Blitz