NA 149

DIN Standards Committee Entertainment Technology, Photography and Cinematography


A framework for digital preservation of cinematographic works - The CEN Preservation Package


This European Standard defines the CEN Preservation Package to facilitate the digital preservation of cinematographic works. It defines methods to describe the relationship of components of the cinematographic work and delivers the syntax to describe the package content. The standard itself defines the structure of the package and specifies the constraints that are necessary to enable compliance and interoperability. Versions of the content using different encoding format can be preserved in a layered structure where the lowest level is describing the physical file. The files can carry data representing moving images, sound, metadata or ancillary information like QC protocols or film posters.The CEN Preservation Package contains also hash values on different levels to ensure data integrity and version control. The syntax for this description and the methods for the hash value generation are defined in the standard. Various types of content coding are described as reference for concrete implementations.The CEN Preservation Package is well suited to serve as a Submission Information Package (SIP) in an OAIS compliant preservation system and as a self-contained exchange format between media archives.





Planned document number

DIN EN 00457001

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 149-00-03 AA - Production, playback and preservation of motion picture and sound 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 457 - Digital preservation of cinematographic works 


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