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Incubator workshop Basingstoke 8-Aug-17.





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.


There are two documents that explain how the Advanced Media Workflow Association works:-

  • The guiding principles of the organisation

How we’re structured and how we work (pdf, 216k)

  • The interaction of the activity groups involved in key decision making and technical developments

Roles of AMWA NMOS Activity Groups and Stakeholders (pdf, 2016k)


  • Felix Poulin, Director, Governance and Engineering, Media Transport Architecture & Technology Lab, CBC

  • ​Brad Gilmer, Executive Director, AMWA

  • Ievgen Kostiukevych, Team Leader, Media over IP and Cloud Technologies, EBU

  • John Mailhot, Systems Architect for IP Convergence, Imagine Communications

  • Andrew Starks, Director of Product Management, Macnica Americas, Inc

  • Gerard Phillips, Systems Engineer, Arista Networks

  • Peter Skyes, Strategic Technology Development, Sony

  • Michael J. Strein, Director, Engineering and Technology, Walt Disney Television - ABC News

  • Phil Tudor, Principal Technologist, British Broadcasting Corporation



AMWA Mission
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.


AMWA Vision
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.

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