Certification AS-11 DPP
AMWA CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY AS-11 DPP
What is AS-11 DPP?
As the SMPTE standard for MXF gained adoption, around 2012 it was recognised that a specific subset would be valuable to UK broadcasters for the delivery of finished programs.
In support of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP), comprising the BBC, Channel Four and ITV, and with the support of Sky and BT Sport, the AMWA developed the DPP subset of AS-11 to constrain the media format and to add the extra metadata required for their workflows.
To provide confidence for customers wishing to buy AS-11 compliant products, the DPP set up a Test Lab. In conjunction with this, the AMWA established a Certification authority to authorize the use of logos and grant the rights to manufacturers to make appropriate claims regarding the compliance of their products.
Please note - MXF is seen by many as a mature technology and the DPP’s Test Lab and the AMWA Certification Authority are not operating at the present time.
What does an AS-11 DPP Certificate mean?
The DPP have been very specific in stating what an AS-11 DPP certificate means within the context of their compliance tests.
Important Notes about this Certification
It is very important that the user reads the Test Report for the product/version they are interested in.
The AS-11 UK DPP shim specification hosted by AMWA now also hosts the Rules for Conformance.
The Rules for Conformance are used as the final point of reference in cases of discrepancy with the AS-11 specification or ambiguity in the specification.
Products are tested against the HD Shim only (at this time), and for the file format only, and so are completely content agnostic.
Further details about DPP testing leading to Certification can be found on the DPP website. www.thedpp.com
What a Certificate means
The capability of a product/version to read and/or write files to “AMWA AS-11 UK DPP” HD Shim (SD Shim files are not yet covered) has been tested by the DPP Compliance Lab and all the tests performed, as documented in the Test Report under the specified operating conditions have either “Passed” or “Passed with Conditions”.
What a Certificate does NOT mean
All modes and features of the product have been tested.
All files produced by a Certified Writer are always fully conformant to the “AMWA AS-11 UK DPP” Shims.
All files from Certified Writers will always work correctly with Certified Readers.
AMWA AS-11 UK DPP HD – Format Conformance Testing Certificates
The table below provides summary information regarding certificates granted by the AMWA CA to manufacturers.
Please note that certificates are granted for a specific version of a product (or for products on a continuous release schedule, for a specific product as of a specific date and time), tested against a specific set of DPP test criteria as of a specific date.
The DPP test lab issues a test report to vendors who have submitted products for testing. The vendor may then choose to submit that test report to the AMWA CA in order to obtain a certificate. The DPP test report may be downloaded by clicking on the test report corresponding to the product in the table below.