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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 at the foot of this page.

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 provides information on how AMWA projects are started, the different types of AMWA Specifications, and the different levels of 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.

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All Specifications

Edit metadata interchange using AAF. Includes base set of effects.

Project Owner:  Phil Tudor, phil.tudor@bbc.co.uk

Published & STABLE

AAF Edit Protocol

Storage of MXF program components to enable versions & inventories, for use in a multi-version, multi-lingual, multi-delivery media environment.

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Published

MXF Versioning (was MXF Mastering Format)

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.

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Published

MXF Program Delivery

Extends AS-01 with color, text & opacity effects.

Project Owner:  Phil Tudor, phil.tudor@bbc.co.uk

Published

AAF Effects Protocol

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.

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Published

MXF Archive & Preservation

MXF for end-to-end production workflow.

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Published

MXF for Production

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.

Please see specifications below for details of individual implementations.

Project Owner:  Phil Tudor, phil.tudor@bbc.co.uk

MXF Media Contribution File Formats

Delivery of finished SD programs to Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Business Requirements Owner:

Andrew Dunne, Andrew.Dunne@bbc.co.uk

Published & STABLE

MXF Program Contribution – UK DPP SD

Delivery of finished HD programs to Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Business Requirements Owner:

Andrew Dunne, Andrew.Dunne@bbc.co.uk

Published & STABLE

MXF Program Contribution – UK DPP HD

Delivery of finished UHD programs to Digital Production Partnership (DPP) broadcasters.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Business Requirements Owner:

Phil Tudor, Phil.Tudor@bbc.co.uk

Published

MXF Program Contribution – DPP UHD

Delivery of finished HD AVC Intra programs to a broadcaster or publisher.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Published

MXF Program Contribution – HD Intra

Delivery of finished HD AVC Long GOP programs to a broadcaster or publisher.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Archived

MXF Program Contribution – HD Long GOP
(25p, 50p)

Delivery of finished HD AVC Long GOP programs to a broadcaster or publisher.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Archived

MXF Program Contribution - HD Long GOP (23.98p (24/1.001p), 59.94p (60/1.001p))

Delivery of finished commercials and promos based heavily on AS-11 X1.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Business Requirements Owner:

Bill Brown, bill.brown@itv.com

Work in Progress

MXF Program Contribution - DPP UHD Commercials & Promotions

Delivery of finished commercials and promos based heavily on AS-11 X2.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Business Requirements Owner:

Bill Brown, bill.brown@itv.com

Published

MXF Program Contribution - DPP HD Commercials & Promotions

Delivery of finished SD D10 programs to a broadcaster or publisher.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Published

MXF Program Contribution – SD

Delivery of finished HD (MPEG-2) programs to North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) broadcasters.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Business Requirements Owner:

Douglas Pelenberg for NABA, depelenberg@pbs.org

Archived

MXF Program Contribution - NABA DPP HD (MPEG-2)

Delivery of finished HD (AVC) programs to North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) broadcasters.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Business Requirements Owner:

Douglas Pelenberg for NABA, depelenberg@pbs.org

Published

MXF Program Contribution - NABA DPP HD (AVC)

Delivery of finished High Dynamic Range (HDR) UHD and HD TV Programmes (AVC) to North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) broadcasters.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Business Requirements Owner:

Douglas Pelenberg for NABA, depelenberg@pbs.org

Work in Progress

MXF Program Contribution - NABA DPP HDR UHD and HD (AVC)

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.

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Published

MXF Commercial Delivery

 
 
 

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.

Project Owner:  Brad Gilmer, Brad.Gilmer@AMWA.tv

Published

AMWA Specification Process

How to group related Resources in NMOS specifications

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

Natural Grouping of NMOS Resources

Documents best practice for using secure transport for NMOS API communications

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

Secure Communication in NMOS Systems

Documents best practice for an API server to accept or reject requests depending on what a client is authorized to do

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

Authorization in NMOS Systems

Documents best practice for automated provisioning of TLS Server Certificates to NMOS APIs

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

Certificate provisioning in NMOS Systems

Allows an IS-04 Receiver to express parametric constraints on the types of streams that it is capable of consuming.

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

NMOS Receiver Capabilities

Defines how express Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) information as NMOS Receiver Capabilities (BCP-004-01).

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Work in Progress

EDID to NMOS Receiver Capabilities Mapping

AAF format for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Project Owner:  AMWA Board of Directors,

Enquiries please to info@AMWA.tv

Published

AAF for ISR

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.

Project Owner:  John Mailhot 

john.mailhot@imaginecommunications.com

Specification

Control / Monitoring / Management Architectural Sprint

Guide for implementers who want to add security to their NMOS Nodes and/or NMOS Controllers, according to the IS-10, BCP-003-01, BCP-003-02 and BCP-003-03 specifications.

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

NMOS Security Implementation Guide

Outlines an architecture for use of Sink Metadata (see IS-11) in ProAV applications including use of EDID (see BCP-005-01).

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Work in Progress

NMOS Sink Metadata Processing Architecture

Explains the use of DNS-SD in NMOS environments, provides a practical “how-to” example of how to set up a BIND9 DNS server for NMOS use and gives example configurations for other DNS servers.

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

NMOS use of DNS-SD

 

AAF C++ SDK reference implementation.
Project Owner:  Phil Tudor, phil.tudor@bbc.co.uk

Published

AAF toolkit

AAF Java API.

Project Owner:  Phil Tudor, phil.tudor@bbc.co.uk

Published

Media Authoring with Java (MAJ) API

Discovery and Registration

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published & STABLE

NMOS Discovery & Registration API

Device Connection Management

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published & STABLE

NMOS Device Connection Management API

NMOS Network Control Specification

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

NMOS Network Control

Event & Tally

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

NMOS Event & Tally API

How to set channel mapping/selecting/shuffling settings for use with NMOS APIs.

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published & STABLE

NMOS Audio Channel Mapping

Supports interaction behaviours that allow NMOS Nodes to obtain global configuration parameters that are common across a system.

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

NMOS System Parameters

Enables an API server to accept or reject requests depending on what a client is authorized to do.

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

NMOS Authorization

Provides information about Sinks – the logical consumers of media associated with – Receivers, to support configuration of Senders.

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Work in Progress

NMOS Sink Metadata Processing

 

AAF Data Model.

Project Owner:  Phil Tudor, phil.tudor@bbc.co.uk

Published

Mapping from AAF objects to Structured Storage.

Project Owner:  Phil Tudor, phil.tudor@bbc.co.uk

Published

Structured Storage Specification.

Project Owner:  Phil Tudor, phil.tudor@bbc.co.uk

Published

A model for identity and timing in AMWA NMOS specifications.

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Published

Defines a system for modelling various types of devices which interrelates with existing NMOS Specifications and the JT-NM Reference Architecture.

Business Requirements Owner:

NMOS Steering group, NMOS-Steering@AMWA.tv

Work in Progress

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)

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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.

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