AP3 file format is a VS10XX VSOS App from Asprova – an APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) system for Microsoft Windows OS. In short, it saves the scheduling project created via Asprova. Naturally, other apps can use files with .ap3 extensions. Just be cautious with AP3 data from unknown sources.
MXF (Materia Exchange Format) is an audiovisual container format developed by SMPTE. It contains full metadata and timecode support and is considered as the future standard for audio and video applications. Theoretically, MXF can streamline data between different platforms, like servers and digital cameras.
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SMPTE (Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers)