SC-03-07 meeting report, online meeting, 2021-05

Report of the meeting of the SC-03-07 Working group on Audio Metadata held online, 2021-05-18.

The meeting was convened by Co-Chair Tormod Værvåge.

Attendees were Kaylie Ackerman, Richard Cabot, Scott Norcross, Paul Treleaven and Tormod Værvågen.

Minutes of previous meeting, held online 2020-10-08 were approved.

The formal notice on patent policy was read.

Projects assigned to this group but not mentioned here had no action requested or required - see for details.

Open Projects:

AES31-4-R Review of AES31-4-2015, AES standard for network and file transport of audio - XML Implementation of Audio Decision Lists
Status: Needs to synchronize with SC-02-08 changes to AES31-3.

AES-X098C Administrative metadata for audio objects - Process history schema
Scope: To collect information on all metadata issues pertaining to digital audio objects and all aspects of the digital documentation of digital audio objects.

Status: Tormod extended the RDF model of EBU CCDM and have a draft OWL prepared. Test data will are written as an RDF graph for testing and proof of concept.
More information on
FADGI (Library of Congres) have some similar project.

AES-X155 AES standard for audio metadata - Production recording metadata set (iXML)
Scope: This document specifies a format for communicating file- and project-based production metadata between various stages of production and post production workflow.

Status: Tormod asked for iXML example files. He is working on a mapping between iXML and AES60.

AES-X224 Best Practices for the Management of Embedded Metadata in Audio Files
Scope: To create a guide for manufacturers of audio hardware, software and computer platforms describing best practices for the management of metadata embedded in audio files.

Status: The project is idle. No one has the resources to work on it.


No input to discuss.

New Projects:

No new projects.

New business:

No new business.

The next meeting will be held online in October of 2021, in conjunction with the AES 151st convention.

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