NITF + AAF = nitf files as essences of AAF?

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Don
2005-08-30
2013-04-29
  • Don
    Don
    2005-08-30

    Hello,
    I just downloaded and looked at the SDK AAF 1.1, so I'm pretty new to the SDK and still learning about it. I was hoping that the experienced users here would please point me to a right direction.

    I have a few questions if you please would point me to a right director or give your inputs:

    1. I have a series of NITF files (the basic format of NITF file is that it contains a header metadata, and one or more images with metadata). Can I add one or more NITF files as essences to the AAF file?

    2. I look at the sample codes, it looks like you can add MPEG and JPEG files? These already have the plugin codecs. So, does it mean that I have to implement my own plugin if I want to add NITF files to AAF? Please explain.

    3. Can I not implement the plugin codec for NITF? can I just wrap them as files into AAF? Or does AAF has to understand the file format for all files inserted?

    4. Is there anyways that I can tell AAF the general format or default format when adding the samples? 

    I'm not sure if I make any senses, but please provide your inputs. I'll verify and confirm for any unclear points.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Don