ISAN is an element in the SMPTE Metadata Dictionary, RP210, with the assigned Universal Label (UL)
For more information, please refer to SMPTE RP210.
General encoding of dictionary items is defined in SMPTE 336, also known as KLV encoding. Any metadata dictionary element can be encoded in ancillary data space according to SMPTE RP214 and S291M, and any 291 packet can be carried in the ancillary data space of HD SDI (SMPTE S292M).
ISAN as an element in the SMPTE Metadata Dictionary enables to carry the ISAN with SMPTE metadata without particular specifications for its representation.
ISAN can for example be carried without further specifications in:
- MXF Media (SMPTE 380M) : see Using ISAN in MXF
- BXF files (ST 2021 - SMPTE Standard - Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF)) as a BxfAlternateId