Time Zone in "IssueDate" - SMPTE ?

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barber
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Time Zone in "IssueDate" - SMPTE ?

Post by barber »

Hi,

We got a refusal from Deluxe because the subtitle XML contained a time zone in the "IssueDate" tag ("-00:00" after the time).
Indeed their guidelines do mention that the format should be like yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss (p.13) : https://hpaonline.com/wp-content/upload ... 0314-2.pdf
NOTE 1: The IssueDate element is expressed in an unspecified local time, and not in UTC. This is still a valid
XML datatype of xs:dateTime.
I've never seen that before and I don't think it's in SMPTE ST 428-7:2014. Is it in SMPTE Bv2.1 or is it a requirement specific to Deluxe ?

Best,
Dan
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Hi,
Thanks for the note. I can't find any reference to this in the standard, indeed SMPTE 428-7-2014 has an example IssueDate

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2012-01-11T21:52:02.000-00:00
which I guess would also fail this check. It's really quite frustrating.

I'll change DCP-o-matic to "fix" this.
barber
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Re: Time Zone in "IssueDate" - SMPTE ?

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Hi Carl, thanks for your reply and the "fix"!
I checked some recent DCPs we received from big facilities and all have that time zone suffix... I wonder why Deluxe demands this.
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Re: Time Zone in "IssueDate" - SMPTE ?

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Because they can.
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Post by auta »

barber wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2023 2:18 pm We got a refusal from Deluxe because the subtitle XML contained a time zone in the "IssueDate" tag ("-00:00" after the time).
Hi barber!

Maybe you can send CPL and subtitles xml?
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DCP-o-matic 2.16.42 should write <IssueDate> tags which meet this requirement.
barber
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Great, thanks a lot Carl.
Carsten wrote: Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:50 am Because they can.
:mrgreen:
auta
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Please, attache cpl & subtitles xml ))
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