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  • IS-04 | AMWA

    You are being referred to our external site. Click here if this does not forward automatically https://github.com/AMWA-TV/nmos/wiki/IS-04 ​ ​ Go to Search Results Go to the Specifications Page

  • Certification | AMWA

    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. ​ OEM Prod. Name Prod. Version Report Date Issue Date Cert. ID Test Results Report Contact Avid Technology Media Composer MC 7.0.4.1 + AMA AS-11 v.1.0.3 plugin 12-Nov-14 25-Dec-14 R1010 Pass Randy Martens Prime Focus Technologies Clear Media ERP Version 08 Feb 2017 8-Feb-17 1-Aug-17 R3001 Pass Vimalesh Melwani Rohde & Schwarz Clipster 5.1 23-Mar-15 22-Jun-15 R1019 Pass Jennis Meyer-Spradow Rohde & Schwarz Venice Venice3.2.0.34 27-Mar-15 22-Jun-15 R1023 Pass Jennis Meyer-Spradow Sony Corporation Catalyst Browse/ Catalyst Prepare 2016.3 27-Jan-17 5-Nov-17 R3002 Pass Keiichiro Miyakawa Sony Corporation Catalyst Edit 2016.3 27-Jan-17 5-Nov-17 R3002 Pass Keiichiro Miyakawa Tedial Tarsys MAM 23-Feb-15 11-Mar-15 R1011 Pass Julian Fernandez-Campon Telestream Switch 1.1 9-Sep-14 13-Sep-14 R1002 Pass John Pallett Telestream Vantage 6.3 9-Sep-14 13-Sep-14 R1001 Pass with Conditions John Pallett Venera Technology, Inc. Pulsar 6.3.1.35 30-Aug-20 30-Aug-20 R5001 Pass Fereidoon Khosravi Vidcheck, Ltd. Vidchecker/Vidfixer (Vidchecker capabilities) 6.2.7 17-Mar-15 19-Mar-15 R1017 Pass Simon Begent

  • Easy-NMOS-videos | AMWA

    Easy-NMOS is a free of charge, open-source, toolkit, created to simplify and speed up the adoption of NMOS APIs .​ ​ Developed by NVIDIA based on open-source NMOS software from Sony, BBC R&D and other AMWA members. ​ getting started with nmos The following presentations explain the benefits of easy-NMOS and how to use it, including a practical demonstration. Easy-NMOS video library ​ Easy-NMOS overview (5:03) What it is and its component parts How it came to exist and has been developed How it can be used Who can benefit What you need to get started (2:04) The pre-requisites The technologies you need to be familiar with First steps to using easy-NMOS (4:04) How to get hold of easy-NMOS What it gives you access to - the registry, virtual node and testing suite How you can use it How to use easy-NMOS (6:45) Installation Configuration Get it running How you can be confident that this provides a valid representation of a running system (3:09) Checks against the test suite Checked against the JT-NM Tested criteria NMOS specifications supported by easy-NMOS (as at Nov 2020) (4:49) Interface Specifications (ISs) Best Current Practices (BCPs) Additional features Practical demonstration of setting up easy-NMOS (20:02)

  • AS-11-UK-DPP-HD | AMWA

    AS-11 AS-11 UK DPP HD: MXF Program Contribution – UK DPP HD ​ This is a Specification in the AS-11 family of Specifications . It defines an MXF file format for the delivery of finished HD programs to UK Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters. ​ See the specification - Full Specification on GitHub ​​ AS-11 DPP Certification: Certification Authority – AS-11 DPP AS-11 DPP Certificates This rules based Specification supersedes the original defined in a PDF document, with no material differences. ​

  • Copy of Videos | AMWA

    Videos NMOS - Networked Media Open Specifications Fundamentals ​ An Introduction to the AMWA Networked Media Incubator project 4:47 Brad Gilmer, AMWA 1. Introduction to Networked Media Open Specifications 9:08 Andrew Bonney and Alex Rawcliffe, BBC R&D An introduction to the current specifications in progress, their data model and key concepts. 2. NMOS: Discovery and Registration 8:39 Andrew Bonney and Alex Rawcliffe, BBC R&D A robust and scalable approach to Discovery is essential element of real-world management networked media. This presentation describes how to use NMOS's Node, Registration and Query APIs for discovery, from small peer-to-peer cases to large installations. 3. NMOS: Connection Mangement 2:52 Andrew Bonney and Alex Rawcliffe, BBC R&D NMOS allows Senders and Receivers to be connected in a transport-agnostic way. Andrew and Alex describe how to do this using the Node API. 4. NMOS: In-stream Identity and Timing 4:18 Andrew Bonney and Alex Rawcliffe, BBC R&D NMOS provides a universal identity model for content and an end-to-end timing model, both important elements of a future-proof networked media architecture. This presentation explains these contents, and how they are mapped to media streams. Demonstration of NMOS Registration and Discovery 3:40 Alex Rawcliffe, BBC R&D An example of NMOS Registration and Discovery in action using software and hardware from multiple manufacturers. ​ Public presentations IBC 2019, IP Showcase , curated by the Video Services Forum ​ NMOS Now and Next 28:43 Peter Brightwell, BBC R&D An introduction to the AMWA Networked Media Open Specifications, including an outline of the specifications themselves, how they have been developed and tested, the state of industry adoption, and broadcaster perspectives. ​ AMWA NMOS Automated Testing 30:41 Andrew Bonney, BBC R&D and Gareth Sylvester-Bradley, Sony Europe An introduction to the open source AMWA NMOS Testing Tool, which can be used to automatically ensure that Media Nodes and other appliances are adhering to the NMOS specifications. ​ NMOS IS-07 – GPI Replacement and Much, Much More 23:58 Miroslav Jeras, Pebble Beach Systems IS-07 Event & Tally is part of the NMOS suite that defines how states and state changes are communicated in an IP environment. It is not only a GPI replacement but it also provides a platform for resolving many other problems broadcasters are facing in the IP transition. ​ Security for Discovery and Connection management of ST 2110 Media Devices 25:30 Arne Bönninghoff, Riedel Communications This session describes the current workflow of the BCP-003 Security best practices, including proposed mechanisms to encrypt NMOS APIs with TLS to prevent man in the middle attacks. Furthermore, AMWA IS-10 is reserved to specify authorization mechanisms to secure access to NMOS APIs like IS-04, -05, or -08. ​ Using AMWA IS-06 for Flow Control on Professional Media Networks 26:15 Rob Porter, Sony Europe and Sachin Vishwarupe, Cisco Systems AMWA IS-06 is an open specification for setting up and modifying flows on a professional media network, allowing the use of Software Defined Networking to both authorise and optimise network usage. This presentation describes the current IS-06 APIs and some of the future areas of development. ​ NAB 2019, IP Showcase , curated by the Video Services Forum ​ AMWA NMOS: The Whole Story 31:25 Brad Gilmer, AMWA and Peter Brightwell, BBC R&D This talk serves as an introduction to AMWA NMOS, covering all parts of this suite of interface specifications and best practices. It also touches on why we’re creating it, the approach we’re taking, and how it’s being implemented. The AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 interfaces are now recognized as being essential to the industry’s move to interoperable live IP infrastructure. They allow control applications to automatically discover and connect networked media devices and are now mature specifications featured in many products. ​ A MWA NMOS IS 04 and IS 05: Things You Might Not Know 29:31 Andrew Bonney Did you know for example, that there is no requirement for every node in a system to run the same IS-04 version? This presentation will take a look at some of the lesser-known and more advanced features of IS-04 and IS-05, along with how they may assist you in deploying anything from a small ad-hoc setup through to a large-scale multi-format facility. ​ AMWA BCP 003 NMOS API Security 17:03 Simon Rankine, BBC R&D BBC Research and Development’s Simon Rankine presents an update from AMWA’s NMOS API Interoperable Security Group which is working to apply tried and tested web technologies to the APIs in order to provide APIs that are simultaneously secure and cross-vendor interoperable. ​ NAB 2019, AMWA Booth ​ Cisco IP fabric for Media 16:28 Rahul Parameswaran, Cisco ​ SMPTE Annual Technical Conference 2018 Scalability and Performance of the AMWA NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 Specifications 27:53 Rob Porter and Gareth Sylvester-Bradley, Sony Europe A key requirement is that APIs such as those used for AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 scale successfully in the very large installations, typical of real world deployments. To help address this, Sony has been leading an AMWA NMOS Scalability study to test these protocols for installations comprising thousands of media devices. ​ SMPTE Webinar, May 2018 ​ Exploring the Role of NMOS: Discovery and Connection in an IP World 1:32:52 Peter Brightwell SMPTE ST 2110 specifies how to stream video, audio, and data between devices for professional applications using IP networks. How best to discover, connect, and monitor those devices? That is addressed by the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS). This SMPTE Technology Webcast will focus on how different parts of the AMWA NMOS work, in theory as well as in practice, and on how NMOS can be used in a range of applications, whether within a broadcast control room or a cloud-based workflow. ​ Agile Media Workflows ​ Introducing the AMWA Agile Media Blueprint 25:33 Richard Cartwright, Streampunk Media Introducing the Agile Media Blueprint (AMB), a plan for how to use the same technology platform as used for the Internet to make television, OTT media systems and to enable new kinds of creativity. A Demonstration of ZeNMOS and SDPoker 10:31 Richard Cartwright, Streampunk Media A brief demonstration of open-source testing tools ZeNMOS and SDPoker, designed to help users and suppliers to test products that support the latest IP Standards (SMTPE ST 2110) and Specifications (AMWA NMOS IS-04). MXF - Media Exchange Format AS-10: MXF for Production - Acquisition to Air & Archive 8:08 Dan Shockley, CNN A presentation by Dan Shockley from NAB 2012 on the AMWA specification 'MXF for Production', AS-10 Webinar: AMWA AS-11: Introducing the New Rules-Based Specifications 38:16 Thomas Heritage, BBC and Kevin Burrows, Channel 4 The AMWA AS-11 family of Specifications define constrained media file formats for the delivery of finished media assets to a broadcaster or publisher. The business case for AS 11, MXF for Contribution. pt 1 of 2 13:11 Ian Wimsett, Red Bee Media Part 1 of a presentation given by Ian Wimsett at NAB 2012. The AMWA application specification was designed to meet the needs of publisher broadcasters who may need to process content, for example segmentation, before it is ready for air. The Business Case for AS-11: MXF for Contribution, pt 2 of 2 7:51 Ian Wimsett, Red Bee Media A presentation by Ian Wimsett given at NAB 2012 What AS-11 DPP Product Certification Means for Your Business 23:33 IBC Panel Discussion

  • AS-11-X5 | AMWA

    AS-11 AS-11 X5: MXF Program Contribution - DPP UHD Commercials & Promotions ​ This is a Specification in the AS-11 family of Specifications . It defines an MXF file format for the delivery of finished UHD Commercials & Promotions to UK Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters. ​ See the specification - Full Specification on GitHub ​​ At present, there is no Certification program set up for this specification.

  • Site Map | AMWA

    Site Map About AMWA Mission & Vision Board of Directors & Staff Committee Chairs Events Privacy Notice Contact Specifications Specifications Overview Application Specifications Data Models Interface Specifications Join AMWA Business Benefits Technology Benefits Membership Levels Members Principal Members General Members Associate Members Individual Members ​ External Links Basecamp Resources Logos AMWA Community Newsletters Videos White Papers Brochures Policy Documents & Licenses Developers Developer Tools AMWA Developers Library AAF SDK AAF Programming Examples AAF Tutorial

  • AS-11-UK-DPP-SD | AMWA

    AS-11 AS-11 UK DPP SD: MXF Program Contribution – UK DPP SD This is a Specification in the AS-11 family of Specifications . It defines an MXF file format for the delivery of finished SD programs to UK Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters. ​ See the specification - Full Specification on GitHub ​ AS-11 DPP Certification: Certification Authority – AS-11 DPP AS-11 DPP Certificates This rules based Specification supersedes the original defined in a PDF document, with no material differences. ​

  • Join-General | AMWA

    Join AMWA - General Membership Online Application for AMWA General Membership Please complete and submit the online application below for membership to the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA). Membership rights and privileges will commence when AMWA has received full payment of membership fees. ​ If you prefer, download the membership form (PDF) and send a scanned file to info@AMWA.tv *Preferred Invoice Billing Cycle ​ Payment of Fees Invoice Amount: $5,200 Payment Method: You will be invoiced for membership dues. ​ Acknowledgement * I agree to the payment of fees for AMWA Principal membership. (For future marketing purposes, provide the name of the person and/or company who referred you for membership.) ​ Applicant Authorization By clicking the "Submit" button below, the applicant acknowledges and agrees that, when accepted by AMWA, this application represents a binding contract between the parties. More specifically, by clicking the "Submit" button, the Applicant: Certifies that it meets the conditions of Membership specified in the By-laws. Commits to (i) payment of annual membership dues and fees as determined from time to time by the Board of Directors and (ii) comply with all the terms and conditions of AMWA Certificate of Incorporation, By-laws, Intellectual Property Rights Policy (the applicant hereby acknowledging its review of these documents which can be found on the Bylaws, Policy Documents & Licenses page) and such other rules and policies as the Board of Directors and/or committees may from time to time adopt. Acknowledges that the AMWA has elected to avail itself of certain protections offered by the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, as amended, which requires disclosure of the names of all members of AMWA, and hereby appoints such person who shall be the Executive Director or acting Executive Director of AMWA as the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact and authorizes him or her to: ​ Notify government agencies of the undersigned's membership in AMWA, make, approve the form of, execute and deliver filings with government agencies on behalf of AMWA and on behalf of the undersigned as a member of AMWA, receive notifications, including without limitation, notifications pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act on behalf of AMWA and on behalf of the undersigned as a member of AMWA, and authorize and direct other officers of, and/or counsel to AMWA, to do any of the foregoing acts. * I have read and accept the applicant authorization terms Submit Your Application

  • Brochures | AMWA

    Brochures MXF for File-Based Delivery of Content MXF for Contribution – The AS-11 family (pdf, 165k) NMOS for IP-Based Systems Networked Media Systems Template (pdf, 243k) ​ Cloud and COTS technologies for Agile Media Infrastructures Business Agility in Media Systems (pdf 485K) Agile Media Discussion Document (pdf 1.6M) JT-NM – Dematerialisation info sheet (pdf, 138k) ​

  • NMOS-overview-Sep2021 | AMWA

    A family of open, free of charge specifications that enable interoperability between m edia d evices on an IP infrastructure.​ ​ Any question s? Please use the Contact tab above Whether you work in Broadcast or Pro-AV, the ability to quickly and reliably set up a working system is vital to business efficiency. This may be building permanent or temporary facilities - or changing operational set-ups between TV shows or professional AV activities. If you work in traditional media or a professional communications environment, NMOS exists to provide an effective open control layer to get you working as easily as possible. ​How Does NMOS Help? ​ Read What NMOS is. What NMOS isn’t . A non-technical overview which also explains the benefits to your job in the media industry. NMOS offers significant benefits over proprietary solutions . Watch a video describing what NMOS is, and how NMOS has evolved Beyond Routing Control. NMOS is a fundamental building block in an open, fully-functioning architecture. Read how it fits within the JT-NM full stack and the EBU Technology Pyramid . The NMOS ROADMAP Since the NMOS developments began, there has been a steady demand from users to provide additional functionality. Version 2 of the NMOS Roadmap shows all of these key developments, now grouped to show the overall benefits and how they work together. These include the many developments that are finished and deployed, along with “work in progress” and future additions. Much of the new work is to accommodate compressed video formats to extend the use of NMOS between media premises and to / from the Cloud. Also, as the IPMX standard is adopted in the Pro AV market, NMOS will bring valuable plug and play benefits to both end users and suppliers alike. The roadmap includes Interface Specifications (IS-xx), Best Current Practices (BCP-xx) and Data Model Specifications (MS-xx), to show the functionality and benefits that they offer. Please note - there is a range of supporting material for these technical developments. These can be found as INFO documents on the Specifications page of AMWA.tv . What you will find ​ Core F unctionality Security Features Compressed Streams Control and Monitoring System Features Testing Tools Join the family of NMOS users and suppliers AMWA members have invested thousands of hours in developing the open specifications that are in use today. But we also encourage non-members to benefit from this development time by including the code, free of charge, in their product range. See below for a range of resources that are available to help you. ​How can I use it? ​ Get started with the easy-NMOS tool from NVIDIA. Watch the presentations which explain the benefits and how to use the easy-NMOS tool, with a practical demonstration. The business benefits of using NMOS with DNS-SD for discovery of devices on your network. Use the free of charge test suites . Watch the NMOS Test Tool tutorial with a demos of installation and a typical test. Read how new versions and upgrades are handled, for example on IS-04. NMOS is available form a broad range of vendors Suppliers worldwide have signed up to participate in the NMOS developments. Big industry names and small independent specialists are contributing to the working groups, showing a long-term commitment to the success of this initiative. The JT-NM Tested program offers confidence to purchasers that products have been thoroughly checked by industry experts. Where can I buy it? ​ The AMWA maintains a catalog of products and software which support the broad adoption of NMOS. The Buy NMOS Here page provides links to the existing catalogs and application form so that new entries can be added. The JT-NM Tested program has catalogs for successful products with carefully documented procedures and results. Watch the JT-NM Tested presentation from IBC2019 . ​ ​ nmos developments are based on real business needs End users and their suppliers are working towards open standards and specifications to escape the limitations of closed technology solutions. Customers want the ability to build systems using products with the best features. Vendors value the ability to make sales into the widest customer markets. ​Will it help my business? ​ Read What NMOS is. What NMOS isn’t to learn how all vendors and their customers can benefit by adopting NMOS. Many suppliers are participating in the AMWA's NMOS initiative to participate in developments and implement the APIs. NMOS is a fundamental part of an ip-based infrastructure ​ For an excellent picture of how end users are employing NMOS and IP-based architectures - plus how their suppliers have stepped up to satisfy those needs, please use the Resources option on the AIMS IP Showcase website. There you will find many presentations delivered online and at trade shows. And for end users who want to specify NMOS in their procurement processes, there is a standard form of words at the bottom of this section, prepared by the EBU. Is there a risk in adopting it? ​ Four media organisations joined a panel discussion at IBC2019 on Real-World SMPTE ST 2110 and AMWA NMOS Implementations . At IBC2019, Riedel gave a presentation on secure Discovery and Connection of ST 2110 Media Devices An example of the practical application of NMOS is included in the Mellanox (now NVIDIA) presentation at IBC2019 in "Simplifying JT-NM TR-1001-1 Deployments Through Microservices". How to specify NMOS in a system tender or specification. SO what for the future? IP-based infrastructures take us on important first steps, liberating workflows from traditional, hard-wired, point-to-point installations. However, the professional media industry can also harness the power of IT infrastructures that we have come to expect every day in our office systems. The future vision​ ​ NMOS provides a path to true IT infrastructures. A presentation by Brad Gilmer explains the business benefits that an IT infrastructure can deliver and how flexible professional media workflows can be built using IT principles. At IBC2019, Gordon Castle of Discovery / Eurosport gave his vision for an IT future .

  • AS-11-X2 | AMWA

    AS-11 AS-11 X2: MXF Program Contribution – HD Intra This is a Specification in the AS-11 family of Specifications . It defines an MXF file format for the delivery of finished HD programs. ​ See the specification - Full Specification on GitHub ​​ At present, there is no Certification program set up for this specification.

  • Join-User Group | AMWA

    Join AMWA - User Group Online Application for AMWA User Group Membership Please complete and submit the online application below for membership to the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) User Group. ​ Please note that User Group membership is only offered to End Users and Integrators designing systems on behalf of End Users. The group is not intended for traditional media suppliers. ​ ​ A recording of the February 18th introductory call is available here if you wish to refresh your memory or show any colleagues an overview of our plans. ​ The form below allows you to add details of a colleague if you would like them to also be included. APPLICANT AUTHORIZATION By clicking the "Submit" button below, the applicant acknowledges and agrees that, when accepted by AMWA, this application represents a binding contract between the parties. More specifically, by clicking the "Submit" button, the Applicant: Certifies that it meets the conditions of Membership specified in the By-laws. Commits to (i) comply with all the terms and conditions of AMWA Certificate of Incorporation, By-laws, Intellectual Property Rights Policy (the applicant hereby acknowledging its review of these documents which can be found on the Bylaws, Policy Documents & Licenses page) and such other rules and policies as the Board of Directors and/or committees may from time to time adopt. Acknowledges that the AMWA has elected to avail itself of certain protections offered by the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, as amended, which requires disclosure of the names of all members of AMWA, and hereby appoints such person who shall be the Executive Director or acting Executive Director of AMWA as the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact and authorizes him or her to: ​ Notify government agencies of the undersigned's membership in AMWA, make, approve the form of, execute and deliver filings with government agencies on behalf of AMWA and on behalf of the undersigned as a member of AMWA, receive notifications, including without limitation, notifications pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act on behalf of AMWA and on behalf of the undersigned as a member of AMWA, and authorize and direct other officers of, and/or counsel to AMWA, to do any of the foregoing acts. * I have read and accept the applicant authorization terms Submit Your Application

  • Contact | AMWA

    Contact CONTACT THE ADVANCED MEDIA WORKFLOW ASSOCIATION Location: Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. PO Box 1925 Bothell WA 98041 USA Contacts: Tina Lipscomb, Operations Manager Voice: +1 425-870-6574 Email: Tina.Lipscomb@AMWA.tv Neil Dunstan, Director, Membership & Marketing Email: Neil.Dunstan@AMWA.tv Brad Gilmer, Executive Director Email: Brad.Gilmer@AMWA.tv Contact Us Send

  • AS-11 | AMWA

    AS-11: Media Contribution File Formats ​ The AMWA AS-11 family of Specifications define constrained media file formats (based on MXF) for the delivery of finished media assets to a broadcaster or publisher. Each Specification is developed for a particular business purpose. The AS-11 Overview GitHub project is used to host additional resources for all the AS-11 Specifications including an issue tracker, sample files, tools, and more information. ​ History of AS-11 development The AS-11 UK DPP HD & SD Specifications are well established for the delivery of finished programs to media companies within the UK. Traditionally, AMWA Specifications have been text-based. While being easily human-readable, they do not support automated processes or allow the Specification to be quickly and efficiently adapted for new users. This has led to the development of Rules-based, machine-readable Specifications. Building blocks (“rules”) for all the video, audio, metadata, etc aspects are combined into the final Specification. Human-readable descriptions can be generated automatically from the machine versions, and these building blocks can be re-used in other Specifications. This new approach has proven especially valuable as the AS-11 family of Specifications has been extended to accommodate the needs of new international users. New specifications have been created to: Meet the requirements of broadcasters in the Nordic countries, Australia and New Zealand, as well as broadcasters represented by the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and the DPP Add support for UHD and HDR content Cater for delivery of short-form content in addition to full-length programs (such as commercials, promotions, and music videos) ​ ​

  • Developers | AMWA

    Developers DEVELOPER TOOLS AMWA provides worldwide leadership in developing and advancing the use of media standards and technology that enable more effective networked media workflows. The Association has a number of projects in progress. Members of the AMWA work closely with committees at standards bodies like the SMPTE to ensure that work is not duplicated, and that the AMWA specifications are aligned with International standards. To assist developers the AMWA provides comprehensive documentation on the programming interfaces and data models defined by the AMWA Specifications. Much of the work on the specifications can be followed in the members-only AMWA Forum. Some of the projects can be found on SourceForge. Finished specifications are published on this web site. The AMWA projects use three primary standards: AAF, the Advanced Authoring Format (AMWA MS-01) MXF - Material Exchange Format (SMPTE 377M-2004) BXF - Broadcast Exchange Format (SMPTE S2021-2008) ​ Library AMWA DEVELOPERS LIBRARY AAF SDK API Documentation AAF SDK Plugin Programmer's Interface Documentation AAF Plugin Specification (PDF, 55k) AAF Object Manager Design (PDF, 171k) MS-01 AAF Object Manager Documentation (PDF, 4.3Mb) MS-01 AAF Developers Guide (PDF, 155k) AAF FAQ for Programmers is a technical FAQ which offers answers to programming question. Null codec implementation and (re)use - Given by Jim Trainor, AAF Developer, at the October 2002 AAF Engineering Meeting, Atlanta (PDF, 92k) Patterns in AAF Software - Given by Jim Trainor, AAF Developer, at the 2001 AAF Developers Conference in Barcelona, Spain (PDF, 144k) New AAF Examples - Given by Jim Trainor, AAF Developer, at the 2001 AAF Developers Conference in Barcelona, Spain (PDF, 62k) The AAF File Format: A Bottom Up Look at AAF Files and the AAF Open Source SDK - Given by Jim Trainor, AAF Developer, at the 2001 AAF Developers Conference in Barcelona, Spain (PowerPoint, 439k) The AAF File Format - Given by Jim Trainor, AAF Developer, this is a presentation on AAF for developers from the SMPTE 143rd Technical Conference in New York City (PDF, 47k) AAF For Developers - Jim Trainor, AAF Developer (PDF, 217k) AAF - Dodo and the Evolution of an interface Dodo Reference Manual Rebuilding Derived headers on Windows How to download Cygwin tools AAF and its use of COM Performance evaluation for AAF Structured Storage files - Results collated by Phil Tudor, 5 April 2005, version 0.1 (PDF, 127k) TN09 - I/O Performance and the AAF Toolkit - April 5, 2004 Tim Bingham (PDF, 30k) ​ AAF-SDK AAF SDK AAF Run-Time Libraries The AAF dynamically loadable com library, and plugins, required to run AAF applications. AAF-runtime-libs file releases ​ AAF Developer Libraries The AAF dynamically loadable com library, static libraries, and header files required to develop applications. Debug versions of the libraries are also included. AAF-devel-libs file releases AAF SDK Source Code AAF-src file releases OMF Developer Libraries The AAF/OMF converter distributed as part of the AAF SDK source code (Utilities/AafOmf) requires OMF libraries which are no longer distributed with the AAF SDK. Instead, the OMF developers libraries, and header files required to develop applications, may be downloaded from here. The following zip archive contains OMF libraries for the Win32 (using MSVC 6 compiler) or Irix 6.5.x (using MIPSPro 7.3.1. compiler) platforms. To build the AAF/OMF converter, download and unpack the following zip file, and place the resulting OMF directory into the top-level of the AAF SDK source tree (i.e., as a peer of AAFWinSDK or AAFMipsIrixSDK). Then build the AafOmf project as required. OMF developer libraries (Zip Archive 3.7MB) ​ ProgrammingExamples AAF PROGRAMMING EXAMPLES Download programming examples (757k, zip) ​ AAA-Tutorial AAF TUTORIAL The following files are available to AMWA members only. AAF Programmer's Tutorial by Jim Trainor AAF Programmer's Tutorial Example Code AAF UML Example ​ Please contact us at info@AMWA.tv to arrange for copies of these documents. ​ ​ ​

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