During this SMPTE PDA Now educational webcast, co-architect of the MXF Standard, Bruce Devlin, CTO, Amberfin, explores the technical differences between IMX, XDCAM, P2, OP-ATOM, JPEG2000, AS02, AS03. Mr. Devlin also explains how the MXF structures provide for synchronisation and application optimisation. Discussion also includes a brief review of the IMF working group and why there are differences in the MXF application designs.