ABOUT THE AMWA
The Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. (AMWA) began in January 2000 as the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) Association, Inc. The organization's name was officially changed in May 2007 to better reflect the direction and scope of the association and its mission statement.
With worldwide representation from both media companies and their suppliers, the AMWA currently focuses on the industry move to IP based architectures. To enable software based systems to recognize and exploit devices, the AMWA has developed the Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS). These have been created in practical workshops by the Networked Media Incubator project.
This activity complements the work of other well established technology associations, such as the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Video Services Forum (VSF).
The AMWA continues its support for the Media Exchange Format (MXF), the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) and the Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS).
The organization maintains open membership and committee participation.
Advanced Media Workflow Association... How we’re structured and how we work (pdf, 216k)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Maxime Caron - Director New Technologies, CBC
Brad Gilmer - Executive Director, AMWA
Hans Hoffmann - Head of Media Fundamentals and Production Technology, EBU
John Mailhot - Systems Architect for IP Convergence, Imagine Communications
Jeremy Nightingale, President, Macnica Americas, Inc
Douglas Pelenberg - Director, Media Technical Operations, PBS
Gerard Phillips - Systems Engineer, Arista Networks
Roger Sacilotto - Software Engineer, AVID
Ryoichi Sakuragi - Solution Engineering Manager New Tech & Business Dev Europe, Sony
Michael J. Strein, Director, Engineering and Technology, Walt Disney Television - ABC News
Phil Tudor - Principal Technologist, British Broadcasting Corporation
Neil Dunstan - Director, Membership & Marketing, Neil.Dunstan@AMWA.tv
Brad Gilmer - Executive Director, Brad.Gilmer@AMWA.tv
Mary C. Schneider - Operations Manager, Mary.Schneider@AMWA.tv
Finance Committee Chair - Gerard Phillips, Arista, email@example.com
The AMWA provides an open, collaborative forum, advancing business-driven solutions for Networked Media workflows through the development and publication of specifications, tools, and current best practices.
The AMWA is the recognized authority focused on the creation of fully automated, virtualized media workflows, through its collection of open, IT-driven, cross-industry specifications and supporting resources.
All Association policies can be found under Policy Documents.