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APEX Specification 0403: document that was approved by the membership at the May 2012 TC Meeting and by the Board at their June 2012 Board Meeting.
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Watermarking Best Practices
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APEX Specification 0403: document that was approved by the membership at the November 2010 TC Meeting and by the Board at the January 2011 Board Meeting.
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APEX Response to DoT's Proposed Rules on Captioning
Download this response in PDF format: Comments on DOT NPRM 14 CFR Part 382
WGBH National Center for Accessible Media Response
Download this response in PDF format: Comments on Proposed Amendments to Rules Implementing the Air Carrier Access Act
APEX Specification 0403: Digital Content Delivery Methodology for Airline Inflight Entertainment Systems. (Version 1.1 - 24 February 2009)
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APEX Specification 1289-2: Specification for Mastertape Recording, Tape Duplication, Compact Disc Replication, and Digital Encoding for Airborne Audio Entertainment Systems (Revision 3 - January 20, 2005)
This document outlines standards for recording program masters and tape duplicating for all cassette formats, as well as guidelines and specifications for mastering and replicating airline-format compact discs. It also provides the minimum and maximum bitrate standards for audio encoding using the MPEG 1 algorithm for Layers 1, 2, and 3.
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APEX Specification 1289-1: General Requirements For Recording And Duplicating Of Airborne Video Software (Revision 2 - January 2004)
The purpose of this document is to define required procedures and parameters for generation of Airborne Video masters on one inch Type "C" which can be used ultimately by the duplicating laboratories for dubbing down to a video cassette format (Beta, VHS, Video 8, ED Beta, SVHS, High Band Video 8, etc.)
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APEX Specification 0395: Content Delivery for Inflight Entertainment (Version 2.0 - November 6, 2001)
This specification identifies and standardizes several aspects of source media, digitization, compression and encoding, encryption, duplication and distribution media. Much of this specification comprises references to other international and industry specifications with parameterizations for the specific needs of the IFE industry.
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APEX Specification 0598: DVD Delivery For Inflight Entertainment (Version 1.0 - January 24, 2001)
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Watermarking Best Practices draft document that will be proposed for adoption by the TC at the November 2010 meeting.