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    Defining the business need Developing open specifications Ensuring interoperability Enabling networked media The Advanced Media Workflow Association exists to help media businesses to improve efficiencies, increase agility and drive down costs. Our worldwide membership comprises electronic media companies, their suppliers plus individual technology specialists and developers. As a partner in the Joint Task Force on Networked Media, our work complements that of the other members, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Video Services Forum (VSF). More… Advanced Authoring Format A file interchange format designed for the video post-production and authoring. ​ ​ ​ ​ Material Exchange Format AMWA Application Specifications define a set of rules that constrain the MXF standard for a particular application, includes AS-11. ​ Networked Media Open Specifications Networked Media Open Specifications result from the development of interoperable protocols for control and monitoring of media devices in an IP-based environment. Business Agility in Media Workflows ​ A new research initiative to understand the evolving requirements of media companies ​ ​ ​ News "JT-NM Tested" opportunity for products at IBC2019 IP Showcase....click through for info.... More Information ​ Developers Brochures White Papers & Reference Documents Videos Newsletter Archive Logos ByLaws, Policy Documents & Licenses Subscribe to our newsletter Liaison Organisations

  • Specs | AMWA

    Specs SPECIFICATIONS The AMWA develops specifications and technologies to facilitate the deployment and operation of efficient media workflows. There are three types of specifications - Application Specifications, Data Model Specifications, and Interface Specifications. The AMWA also publishes Best Current Practices. More information on each of these document types is provided below. To make sure that projects are clearly defined, adequately resourced and successful, we have a process to carefully manage proposals from start to finish. We welcome all new ideas to advance workflows. The AMWA Specification Process document (see link below) provides information on how AMWA projects are started, the different types of AMWA Specifications, and the different levels of AMWA Specifications. View all AMWA Specifications Although first designed to meet a known requirement, a specification can be updated, either because the original user has refined their needs or because a new member wishes to capitalise on the previous work and slightly extend the capabilities of the specification. View AMWA Specification Process ​ Application Specifications Applications Specifications define a set of rules that constrain a standard—like MXF—to suit a specific application. Each has been created to satisfy the clearly defined operational need of a member company. Program Mastering when there are multiple versions of the content (AS-02) Program Delivery to multiple broadcast stations (AS-03) Archive and Preservation of a wide range of material (AS-07) Workflows suited to fast turnaround end-to-end production (AS-10) Media Contribution for the delivery of finished media assets to a broadcaster or publisher (AS-11) The use of metadata for the management of content, including a unique identifier (AS-12) View Application Specifications ​ Data Model Specifications The data models lie at the heart of the media workflow technologies. View Data Model Specifications ​ Interface Specifications The interface specifications are used to create interoperation between equipment and applications in the media workflow. View Interface Specifications ​ Best Current Practices Best current practices are intended to define and ratify the community's best current thinking on statements of principle or the best ways to perform certain operations or process functions. View Best Current Practices ​ All Specifications AS-01 AAF Edit Protocol Edit metadata interchange using AAF. Includes base set of effects. Published & STABLE AS-02 MXF Versioning (was MXF Mastering Format) Storage of MXF program components to enable versions & inventories, for use in a multi-version, multi-lingual, multi-delivery media environment. Published AS-03 MXF Program Delivery MXF optimized for program delivery intended for direct playout via a video server for example. This is based on a PBS profile for MXF program delivery. Published AS-05 AAF Effects Protocol Extends AS-01 with color, text & opacity effects. Published AS-07 MXF Archive & Preservation A vendor-neutral subset of the MXF file format to use for long-term archiving and preservation of moving image content and associated materials including audio, captions, multiple legacy timecodes, and other metadata. The main users for AS-07 are archives that maintain audiovisual content for the long term. Published AS-10 MXF for Production MXF for end-to-end production workflow. Published AS-11 Media Contribution File Formats The AMWA AS-11 family of Specifications define constrained media file formats for the delivery of finished media assets to a broadcaster or publisher. Includes Specifications used by broadcasters in the UK (DPP), Nordic countries, Australia and New Zealand. ​ AS-11 UK DPP SD MXF Program Contribution – UK DPP SD Delivery of finished SD programs to Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters. Published AS-11 UK DPP HD MXF Program Contribution – UK DPP HD Delivery of finished HD programs to Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters. Published AS-11 X1 MXF Program Contribution – DPP UHD Delivery of finished UHD programs to Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters. Published AS-11 X2 MXF Program Contribution – HD Intra Delivery of finished HD AVC Intra programs to a broadcaster or publisher. Published AS-11 X3 MXF Program Contribution – HD Long GOP (25p, 50p) Delivery of finished HD AVC Long GOP programs to a broadcaster or publisher. Archived AS-11 X4 MXF Program Contribution - HD Long GOP (23.98p (24/1.001p), 59.94p (60/1.001p)) Delivery of finished HD AVC Long GOP programs to a broadcaster or publisher. Archived AS-11 X5 MXF Program Contribution - DPP UHD Commercials & Promotions Delivery of finished commercials and promos based heavily on AS-11 X1. Work in Progress AS-11 X6 MXF Program Contribution - DPP HD Commercials & Promotions Delivery of finished commercials and promos based heavily on AS-11 X2. Published AS-11 X7 MXF Program Contribution – SD Delivery of finished SD D10 programs to a broadcaster or publisher. Published AS-11 X8 MXF Program Contribution - NABA DPP HD (MPEG-2) Delivery of finished HD (MPEG-2) programs to North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) broadcasters. Archived AS-11 X9 MXF Program Contribution - NABA DPP HD (AVC) Delivery of finished HD (AVC) programs to North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) broadcasters. Published AS-12 MXF Commercial Delivery MXF format optimized for the delivery of finished commercials to broadcast stations. AS-12 adds advertising identification metadata to an advertisement contained in an AMWA MXF Application Specification compliant MXF file. Published BCP-001-02 This Best Current Practice (BCP) describes the AMWA’s Specification development process, including how work is initiated, levels of AMWA documents, and types of AMWA Specifications. The goals of the AMWA Specification process are 1) interoperability, 2) satisfying business needs, 3) technical robustness, 4) reusability and composability, and 5) timeliness. This Best Current Practice (BCP) describes the AMWA's specification development process. This document is, itself, a Best Current Practice. Published AMWA Specification Process BCP-002-01 How to group related Resources in NMOS specifications Published Natural Grouping of NMOS Resources BCP-003-01 Documents best practice for using secure transport for NMOS API communications Published Secure Communication in NMOS Systems BCP-003-02 Documents best practice for an API server to accept or reject requests depending on what a client is authorized to do Work In Progress Authorization in NMOS Systems BCP-003-03 Documents best practice for automated provisioning of TLS Server Certificates to NMOS APIs Work In Progress Certificate provisioning in NMOS Systems DOT-ISR AAF format for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Published AAF for ISR INFO-001 At the request of the AMWA board, a team of volunteers, including end-users, network equipment providers, processing equipment providers, and related software subsystem developers was charged with the task of adding a layer of detail to the JT-NM reference architecture in the area of control, monitoring and management interfaces. Specification Control / Monitoring / Management Architectural Sprint IS-01 AAF C++ SDK reference implementation. More information at http://aaf.sourceforge.net/ Published AAF toolkit IS-03 AAF Java API More information at http://majapi.sourceforge.net/ Published Media Authoring with Java (MAJ) API IS-04 Discovery and Registration Published & STABLE NMOS Discovery & Registration API IS-05 Device Connection Management Published & STABLE NMOS Device Connection Management API IS-06 NMOS Network Control Specification Published NMOS Network Control IS-07 Event & Tally Published NMOS Event & Tally API IS-08 How to set channel mapping/selecting/shuffling settings for use with NMOS APIs Published & STABLE NMOS Audio Channel Mapping IS-09 Supports interaction behaviours that allow NMOS Nodes to obtain global configuration parameters that are common across a system. Published NMOS System Parameters IS-10 Enables an API server to accept or reject requests depending on what a client is authorized to do Work in Progress NMOS Authorization MS-01 AAF Data Model (SMPTE 2033 – in progress). Published MS-02 Mapping from AAF objects to Structured Storage Published MS-03 Structured Storage Specification Published MS-04 A model for identity and timing in AMWA NMOS specifications. Published

  • AS-11-X6 | AMWA

    AS-11 AS-11 X6: MXF Program Contribution - HD Long GOP (23.98p (24/1.001p), 59.94p (60/1.001p)) Business Requirements Owner: Bill Brown, bill.brown@itv.com ​ This is a Specification in the . It defines an MXF file format for the delivery of finished HD programs to . AS-11 family of Specifications UK Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters ​ Specification Latest development version: Full Specification on GitHub Webpage view of Specification ​ All published versions: List of Releases on Github ​

  • test | AMWA

    gfghghh Register test of external pdf link http://www.sighton.com/AMWA/MXFPhysicalview.pdf

  • HOME | AMWA

    Defining the business need Developing open specifications Ensuring interoperability Enabling networked media NMOS AT A GLANCE Benefits to end users, vendors and integrators Free downloads and test tools Proven products from a range of suppliers How to specify NMOS in your procurement process And more Advanced Authoring Format A file interchange format designed for the video post-production and authoring. ​ ​ ​ ​ Material Exchange Format AMWA Application Specifications define a set of rules that constrain the MXF standard for a particular application, includes AS-11. ​ Networked Media Open Specifications Networked Media Open Specifications result from the development of interoperable protocols for control and monitoring of media devices in an IP-based environment. Business Agility in Media Workflows ​ A new research initiative to understand the evolving requirements of media companies ​ ​ ​ News AMWA WORKSHOP ON SECURITY IN MEDIA INFRASTRUCTURES. Click through. More Information ​ Developers Brochures White Papers & Reference Documents Videos Newsletter Archive Logos ByLaws, Policy Documents & Licenses Subscribe to our newsletter Liaison Organisations

  • SiteMap | 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

  • VideosBU | AMWA

    Videos AMWA - Advanced Media Workflow Association AMWA - Advanced Media Workflow Association Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Now Playing 50:14 Play Video AMWA Agile Media presentation 21 Oct 2019 Now Playing 16:29 Play Video NAB 2019 Cisco IP fabric for Media Now Playing 10:32 Play Video A Demonstration of ZeNMOS and SDPoker Now Playing 25:34 Play Video Introducing the AMWA Agile Media Blueprint Now Playing 38:17 Play Video Webinar: AMWA AS-11: Introducing the New Rules-Based Specifications Now Playing 03:40 Play Video Demonstration of NMOS Registration and Discovery Now Playing 04:47 Play Video An Introduction to the AMWA Networked Media Incubator project Now Playing 04:18 Play Video 4. NMOS: In-stream Identity and Timing Now Playing 02:52 Play Video 3. NMOS: Connection Mangement Now Playing 08:39 Play Video 2. Discovery and Registration Now Playing 09:08 Play Video 1. Introduction to Networked Media Open Specifications Now Playing 07:51 Play Video The Business Case for AS-11: MXF for Contribution, pt 2 of 2 Now Playing 08:08 Play Video MXF for Production - Acquisition to Air & Archive Now Playing 04:46 Play Video Introduction to AS-12, MXF for Commercials Now Playing 13:11 Play Video The business case for AS 11, MXF for Contribution. pt 1 of 2 Now Playing 22:33 Play Video What AS-11 DPP Product Certification Means for Your Business Now Playing 20:15 Play Video Business case for delivery and control standards in program workflows - Bruce Devlin Now Playing 29:59 Play Video UK Digital Production Partnership Update - Andy Tennant, ITV and Kevin Burrows, Channel 4 Now Playing 13:45 Play Video Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability - Clyde Smith FOX Networks

  • Dodo Reference Manual | AMWA

    Dodo Reference Manual ​ Dodo .DOD source files are simply a set of macros ​ These macros are expanded differently depending on the macro file used, so the same DOD file can produce both a COM API header and a COM wrapper for the related Impl function with a similar name. ​ Return to Developers In some Macro files a lot of the macros are simply null. Macro Arguments The arguments passed to Macros can be several lines long (especially in the case of comments). Occurrences of ( ) parentheses and , commas in the arguments passed to macro have to be escaped with a backslash. Some macros such as AD_METHOD1 are nested because AD_METHOD1 with 6 arguments invokes AD_XMETHOD1 with an extra argument in the base.mac file, as a result of this, escaped characters in AD_METHOD1 have to be escaped twice, an open parentheses in a comment has to be preceded by three back slashes . \\\( A (backslash) character immediately before a newline, indicates a continuation line escaped so that it will not appear in the output. \ Usage: dodo -f macro_file ​ Expects input .dod file on standard input, writes the expanded output to standard out. The macro files also include the file which contains common definitions. base.mac Some of the macro files are only used once to generate an initial framework for an implementation file, for instance once you have a constructed a .dod file for your interface you can generate a empty implementation with the command: dodo -m macros/cpp.mac < AAFMyInterface.dod Comments ​ The comments for methods and interfaces follow a pretty repetitive format, since they are extracted from the IDL file by the DocJet tool to generate the COMAPI manual it is best to follow the existing style of indentation and line breaks. The macros subdirectory contains the following different variants: All Dodo directives in the macro file start at the beginning of a line, and start with the '#' character. Macro Arguments The arguments passed to a macro are substituted in the body with the notation %n, where n is a digit starting at 1 for the first argument. Comments Dodo comment lines begin with #c Directives the directive will include another macro file #import Macro definitions are delimited with ... #startm #endm Whenever the macro_name() is encountered in the source file, it will be replaced with the multi-line macro expansion in the output file. Special Macros conventionally defined at the top of each dod file .this-module expanded to the class or interface name such as C.this-module and Impl.this-module ​ .parent-module the parent class for public inheritance at the implementation level, used to aggregate the interfaces at the COM API level by importing the methods of the parent. Special Rules Any arguments specified within a macro expansion specification using the %n syntax must have numbers that are 1 or greater, and are less than or equal to the num_args value for that macro. Any macro invocation in the input file must be given precisely the number of arguments given in the num_args field of the macro's definition. ​ ​ ​

  • About | AMWA

    About ABOUT THE AMWA History 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. Today 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... (pdf, 216k) How we’re structured and how we work ​ ​ BOARD OF DIRECTORS Maxime Caron - Director New Technologies, CBC Thomas Edwards - VP Engineering & Development, Walt Disney Television ​Brad Gilmer - Executive Director, AMWA Hans Hoffmann - Head of Media Fundamentals and Production Technology, EBU John Mailhot - Systems Architect for IP Convergence, Imagine Communications 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 Phil Tudor - Principal Technologist, British Broadcasting Corporation ​ STAFF 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 ​ COMMITEE CHAIRS Finance Committee Chair - Gerard Phillips, Arista, gp@arista.com ​ ​ The AMWA is an open, community-driven forum, advancing business-driven solutions for Networked Media workflows. AMWA Mission The AMWA is the recognized authority focused on the creation of fully automated, virtualized media workflows. AMWA Vision All Association policies can be found under Policy Documents. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • NMOS-overview | AMWA

    A family of open, free of charge specifications that enable interoperability between media devices on an IP infrastructure.​ ​ Any questions? Let us know at info@AMWA.tv ​How Does NMOS Help? ​ Read A non-technical overview which also explains the benefits to your job in the media industry. What NMOS is. What NMOS isn’t . NMOS offers significant . benefits over proprietary solutions NMOS is a fundamental building block in an open, fully-functioning architecture. Read how it fits within the and the . JT-NM full stack EBU Technology Pyramid 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 from NVIDIA. easy-NMOS tool Use the free of charge . test suites on the open source AMWA NMOS Testing Tool from IBC2019. Watch the presentation Read how are handled, for example on IS-04. new versions and upgrades 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? ​ This includes links to the supplier's own websites. A known to the AMWA. list of hardware and software products with carefully documented procedures and results. The program has catalogs for successful products JT-NM Tested 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. in the AMWA's NMOS initiative to participate in developments and implement the APIs. Many suppliers are participating NMOS is a fundamental part of an ip-based infrastructure ​ For an excellent picture of how both vendors and their customers are embracing NMOS and IP-based architectures, the shows how NMOS is being developed and adopted in a wide range of applications. AIMS IP Showcase presentations from IBC2019 And for end users who want to specify NMOS in their procurement processes, there is a standard form of words, prepared by the EBU. Is there a risk in adopting it? ​ Four media organisations joined a panel discussion on . at IBC2019 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 at IBC2019 in "Simplifying JT-NM TR-1001-1 Deployments Through Microservices". practical application of NMOS is included in the Mellanox (now NVIDIA) presentation in a system tender or specification. How to specify NMOS 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 explains the business benefits that an IT infrastructure can deliver and how flexible professional media workflows can be built using IT principles. presentation by Brad Gilmer At IBC2019, Gordon Castle of Discovery / Eurosport gave . his vision for an IT future

  • Bylaws | AMWA

    Bylaws, Policy Documents & Licenses AMWA Constitution Bylaws (PDF, 294k) AMWA By-Laws (PDF, 13k) Articles of Incorporation (PDF, 61k) Certificate of Amendment ​ ​ ASSOCIATION Policy Documents These documents contain policies of the AMWA Association: (PDF, 20k) Board Participation Policy (PDF, 9k) Conflict of Interest Policy (PDF, 96k) Document Succession and Referencing Policy - as of 12/13/2007 (PDF, 58k) Dues Payment Policy (PDF, 30k) Member Press Releases Policy (PDF, 105k) Non-member Meeting Policy (PDF, 32k) Private Metadata Policy (PDF, 25k) AMWA Software Contribution Rules (PDF, 641k) AMWA Specification Process (PDF, 27k) Project Work Proposal Template (PDF, 150k) Trademark Usage Policy (PDF, 147k) Product Certification Policy (PDF, 413k) Universal Label Policy (PDF, 49k) Insensitive and Offensive Terminology Policy ​ ​ Intellectual Property Rights PDF, 63k) AAF SDK PUBLIC SOURCE LICENSE AGREEMENT Version 2.0 (pdf, 305k) Intellectual Property Policy 3.0 (PDF, 104k) Intellectual Property Rights Fact Sheet 3.0 (PDF, 27k) Meeting Invocation 2.0 (PDF, 8k) AMWA Meeting Sign-In Sheet (PDF, 21k) AMWA Policy on participants in project work groups ​ ​ ASSOCIATION Licenses These documents contain licenses related to the AMWA Association: (PDF, 52k) Advanced Authoring Format Implementer's Agreement 2.0 (PDF, 116k) Microsoft Structured Storage License Available to AMWA members only. Please contact us at to arrange for copy. SchemaSoft-AAFA SSL License info@AMWA.tv (PDF, 46k) SchemaSoft Object Code Redistribution Terms (DOC, 40k) Independent Contractor Agreement for SchemaSoft ​ ​ BLANK TEMPLATES FOR PROCESS DOCUMENTS (DOC, 117k) AMWA Project Proposal Template (PDF, 166k) AMWA NMOS Rules Document ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • NMOS | AMWA

    NMOS View the page NMOS At A Glance For a Business Overview (Read Below) For a Technical Overview (start here) To see the Specifications (start here) For the NMOS Wiki (Start Here) This page provides a non-technical overview of the AMWA’s work to create Networked Media Open Specifications. The information has been provided in the form of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to Contact Us . ​ Technical information which has been published, is available at https://amwa-tv.github.io/nmos/ ​ What are Networked Media Open Specifications? Who is supporting this initiative? What is the technical basis for the NMOS project? What is the Networked Media Incubator? What are IS-04, IS-05, IS-06, etc? Where can I find technical details of the specifications? How can my company participate? Is there an NMOS compliance / certification process? When will NMOS specifications become standards? ​ What are Networked Media Open Specifications? The Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS) have been developed for use in IP-based infrastructures to provide a control and management layer in addition to the transport layer provided by SMPTE ST2110. The goal is to provide a means for straightforward interoperability between products from a wide range of manufacturers, in order that end users and service providers can build best-of-breed systems. ​ As in the past, successful sales by a supplier will depend on matching their customer’s needs for functionality. NMOS simply seeks to make the interconnection of products from competing suppliers as simple as possible. ​ The NMOS family of specifications began with projects for Discovery & Registration, Device Connection Management and Network Control. It has grown to include important subjects such as Event & Tally, Audio Channel Mapping and Interoperable Security. Additional working groups become active as new operational / business needs are identified. ​ They are a growing family of specifications which are available to both suppliers and end users, at no cost, to support the development of products and services which work within an open industry framework. Wherever possible, the specifications are being developed using Internet standards or Internet-friendly techniques. Back to the top Who is supporting this initiative?​ The NMOS initiative is supported by the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM), comprised of four organisations; the AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF. The work of the AMWA complements and, in turn, supports the contributions from the other organisations. http://www.jt-nm.org/ ​ More than 70 AMWA members, end users and their suppliers, have signed up as participants in this project and are active in the working groups that most directly affect their business. The list ranges from large, multinational suppliers to single person consultancies. . The list of end users and suppliers The JT-NM works closely with the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) to provide education and advocacy across our industry. Back to the top What is the technical basis for the NMOS project? In 2015, the JT-NM published a Reference Architecture which describes a conceptual model for interoperability. It is designed for contribution that will allow end users and manufacturers to truly benefit from the cost saving, flexibility and scalability of an Internet-based approach. ​ However, the Joint Task Force did not go as far as working on specifications or encouraging implementations. Instead, they laid out the Reference Architecture and a collection of best practices, leaving it to initiatives such as NMOS and the AMWA Networked Media Incubator project to work out the details and to get implementers together to create interoperable solutions. Back to the top ​ What is the Networked Media Incubator? This is a key project set up to enable the creation of a family of Open Specifications. ​ The Networked Media Incubator project is sponsored by the AMWA to enable open, multi-vendor interoperability in professional media networks. The activity is focused on getting early tangible results by concentrating on specific technical areas through a series of collaborative development activities and facilitating virtual and physical interchanges between system developers. The technical goals of the group are guided by the JT-NM’s Reference Architecture. ​ The Networked Media Incubator (also simply called the "Incubator”) was set up in September 2015 as an “umbrella” project, under which the working groups could operate. The number of working groups has grown steadily and most hold weekly or fortnightly conference calls in addition to technical discussions on the Basecamp project forum. ​ Regular developer workshops take place throughout the year. These are open to any AMWA member which has software to test. The workshops provide a supportive environment where developers share experiences to the mutual benefit of all participants. To encourage openness and discussion, there is strict rule not to speak negatively about any other participant who takes part in a workshop. Back to the top ​ ​ What are IS-04, IS-05, IS-06, etc? These are Interface Specification (IS) identifiers assigned to the NMOS specs. Specifications are formally given an IS number once they reach Specification status. Other supporting specifications may have different numbering, such as "BCP", for Best Current Practice. Details of all specifications can be found by the link at the top of this page. NMOS APIs are built on widely adopted patterns used on the Internet/Web, using open-source components wherever available. Back to the top Where can I find technical details of the specifications? An overview can be found at with more detailed documentation starting at . https://amwa-tv.github.io/nmos/ https://github.com/AMWA-TV/ ​ NMOS specifications are made publicly available (Apache 2 licence) as early as is practical, and at the latest on elevation to AMWA Specification. Note that some specifications are in private repos in their early stages. These are accessible to AMWA NMOS participants (if you are a member who needs access, please contact the Incubator or activity lead). ​ As well as proprietary implementations, several open-source implementations of IS-04 and IS-05 are available. These are available via the first link above. At the time of writing, they all use the Apache 2.0 license, which matches the NMOS specifications themselves. If you have an implementation you would like added, please create an issue against this repository indicating where it is available from. Back to the top ​ ​ How can my company participate? Any company can join this work by becoming a member of the AMWA and signing the **. Membership provides access to all current NMOS projects and a shared IPR framework through the AMWA’s IPR policy. Rules document ​ There are three company membership levels plus an individual membership. Details of the range of membership benefits are available via the JOIN button at the top of this page. If you have questions of any sort, please use the CONTACT button above. Please note that the NMOS Incubator project is "RAND-Z" so it requires any contributions to be made available on a reasonable and non-discriminatory basis at zero cost. ​ ** The Rules document exists simply to support open, honest communication and ensure that no participant speaks negatively about a competitor following discussions and / or developer workshops. Back to the top Is there an NMOS compliance / certification process? At present, there are interoperability checklists at workshops and in preparation for public demonstrations but these are for use for testing by suppliers and do not let vendors formally claim compliance. ​ The AMWA does not currently provide a certification process for NMOS implementations. Back to the top When will NMOS specifications become standards? Development of an Interface Specification reaches a point where it is sufficiently advanced to be formally elevated to an “AMWA Specification”. ​ However, further versions of NMOS specifications are likely, for example, to support the additional requirements of newer, later specifications. Also, as the professional networked media industry matures we can expect end user requirements to evolve so, although individual versions will become “Stable” and widely implemented, NMOS will not stand still. ​ This need to accommodate evolving end user requirements does not allow as easy fit with the traditional standards processes which have worked so well for transport streams such as SMPTE ST2110. Back to the top ​ ​ ​

  • NMOS_companies | AMWA

    NMOS Users & Suppliers End Users Return to NMOS Suppliers Return to NMOS Return to NMOS

  • Logos | AMWA

    Logos AMWA Logo Usage ​ Thank you for using the AMWA logo in your communications. ​ The primary version of our logo with the tagline should be used wherever possible. Where space restricts the size of logo so that the tagline would be unreadable, the alternative version without the tagline can be used. ​ Do not change the style, colour or physical proportions of the logo. If needed, Gill Sans is the complementary font. ​ The AMWA logo can be used in presentations, websites, handouts, etc. to indicate membership of the organisation or support for the AMWA’s work. ​ It must not be used to suggest sponsorship, endorsement of a product or compliance of a product to an AMWA specification. ​ ​ Primary logo, with tagline (white background) Small JPG Medium JPG Large JPG Small JPG Medium JPG Large JPG Primary logo, with tagline (transparent background) Small PNG Medium PNG Large PNG Small PNG Medium PNG Large PNG Logo, without tagline (white background) Small JPG Medium JPG Large JPG Small JPG Medium JPG Large JPG Logo, without tagline (transparent background) Small PNG Medium PNG Large PNG Small PNG Medium PNG Large PNG Logo, with border (white background) Small JPG Medium JPG Large JPG Small JPG Medium JPG Large JPG Logo, with border (transparent background) Small PNG Medium PNG Large PNG Small PNG Medium PNG Large PNG AMWA Logo Color Grayscale NMOS Logo Grayscale Only Primary logo, with tagline (white background) Small JPG Medium JPG Large JPG Primary logo, with tagline (transparent background) Small PNG Medium PNG Large PNG

  • Reference | AMWA

    White Papers & Reference Documents ​ (pdf) Live Cloud Requirements Agile Media Blueprint (AMB) Discussion Document (pdf, 1.58Mb) Advanced Authoring Format - EBU Technical Review (pdf, 270k) "AAF" (pdf, 530k) Enabling Better Media Workflows: An Overview of the Advanced Authoring Format ​ AMWA Specifications (pdf, 651k) A Quick Tour of Wrappers and MXF (pdf, 298k) The AMWA Family of Application Specifications for MXF (pdf, 123k) AAF to Application Specifications: How They Fit An Advanced Media Workflow (pdf, 944k) Quick Introduction to MXF AS02 and AS03 (pdf, 691k) Business Drivers for AS02 and AS03 (pdf, 414k) MXF: Joined-Up Workflows & Business Efficiencies (pdf, 269k) Accelerating Standards Development (pdf, 223k) Avid Viewpoint: The Promise of AS-02 (pdf, 533k) MXF for Program Contribution, AS-11 Applications for AMWA Specifications RadiantGrid paper on (pdf, 294k) What to look for in a transcoding platform ​ ​ ​ FIMS (Framework for Interoperable Media Services) (pdf, 372k) Tying It All Together - A watershed moment in the Media Industry (pdf, 530k) AMWA/EBU FIMS: Joint Task Force to Seek a Framework for Interoperable Media Services (pdf, 197k) The Service Oriented Architecture: A tool for building interoperable media services (pdf, 495k) Commercial Content Production & Service Oriented Architectures (pdf, 383k) The Business Case for FIMS (pdf, 458k) SOA for Broadcasters: How modern software systems can serve media businesses ​ ​ Management of Metadata for Video Workflows (Commercials and Long form content) (pdf, 372k) The Life of a Commercial, AS-12 provides solutions to the problems that arise in existing workflows (pdf, 295k) Are Fully Digital Workflows A Pipe Dream? (pdf, 888k) Smooth Asset Workflows, Bigfoot, and UFOs (pdf, 523k) The pipe dream becomes real: Advertising workflows have come of age MXF Format (pdf, 669k) Encoding Data into MXF files: BER and KLV encoding (pdf, 669k) The Structure of an MXF file: The Physical view ​ ​

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    Join AMWA Business Benefits The AMWA provides an environment which lowers the financial risk of technology decisions and helps to get the maximum return on investment by enabling cost effective, well integrated systems. For media companies, all projects have clearly defined business benefits and exist to improve efficiencies in both technical resources and manpower. Close collaboration between media companies and their suppliers increases understanding and helps align the supply of products and services to end users’ operational needs. For suppliers, participation in AMWA projects can lower the perceived risk for customers when choosing products and investing substantial sums in new technology. ​ Technology Benefits AMWA is the only media-industry association that focuses on enabling smoother, more efficient, workflows and system implementations. Interoperability and standardized interconnections support the design of best of breed systems. AMWA online forums provide a place for open technical discussions and consensus between a wide range of end users and suppliers. Workshops provide a safe environment to work with other organisations in software development. What we do ​ ​ MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS All AMWA member dues are annual and renew on the anniversary month of membership commencement. Membership and participation in projects are open to all full time staff of a member company but not contractors. ​ Principal Members Principal members set the strategy and direction of the AMWA, and are the only level of membership eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. The AMWA Board sets the direction of the Association, including the budget and resource allocation, and approves project proposals. Principal members are entitled to all membership benefits. The AMWA posts Principal member logos on its web site and include links to specific pages on the member’s web sites. Principal member dues are $10,300 annually. Join Now ​ General Members General members share most of the Principal member entitlements except for serving on the Board of Directors. They have access to all projects and can initiate new work (which is subject to Board approval). The AMWA will post General member logos on the AMWA web site, with links to company web sites. General member dues are $5,200 annually. Join Now ​ Associate Members Associate members can join working groups creating the specifications on the NMOS project only. They can also attend the regular developer workshops and AMWA pre-show qualification events, where appropriate. They are not able to propose new projects. The AMWA will post Associate member logos on the AMWA web site. Associate member dues are $2,400 annually. Join Now ​ Individual Members Individual members have the same entitlements as Associate members but Individual membership is only offered to 1) an individual without any company affiliation in the media industry, 2) an individual in academia as a student, researcher, or in some other way actively associated with an institution of higher learning, or 3) a sole proprietor or the only employee of a corporation. Dues for Individual members are $185 annually. Join Now ​ All membership levels can access specifications before they are publicly available and have access to AMWA Reference Implementations. Benefits of Membership Principal General Associate Individual1 Eligible to participate in a Project Group One complimentary certification per year ($1,750 value) Eligible to participate in a Project Group Submit unlimited project proposals to AMWA Board of Directors Submit one project proposal per year to the AMWA Board of Directors Propose extensions/additions to existing and new specifications Access to AMWA Application reference implementations and sample files Access to AMWA community (AMWA Forum) Access to AMWA community (AMWA Forum) Attend AMWA educational events Member company logos posted to AMWA website with links to company pages Manufacturers can list AMWA-compliant products on AMWA web site Annual Membership fee Member company logos posted to AMWA website with links to company pages Annual Membership Fee US $10,300 US $5,200 US $2,400 US $185 1 JOIN AMWA NOW Apply online Principal General Associate Individual - Individual memberships are limited to single parties with no employment affiliation to a media industry company except in the case of a sole proprietor. 1 - With approval of the AMWA Executive Director. 2 - Committee participation without voting privileges. 3 - With sponsorship from a Principal or General Member. ** Download the Comparison Chart

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