Advanced Media Workflow Association

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Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. (AMWA)[1]
TypeIndustry association
HeadquartersMadison, WI
  • United States
Official language
Executive Director
Brad Gilmer

Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. (AMWA) is a industry association focused on the content creation industry's move to IP based architectures. AMWA promotes industry standards that allow diverse devices to discover and interoperate with each other reliably and securely. [2]


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.

AMWA embraces open development

As part of AMWA's collaborative process AMWA specifications are published on GitHub. [3] [4]

AMWA Framework for Interoperable Media Service (FIMS)

AMWA's Framework for Interoperable Media Service (FIMS) integrates a common approach to integrate hardware devices and software components in TV production facilities [5] [6]

AMWA Networked Media Open Specification (NMOS)

Networked Media Open Specification (NMOS) provides discovery, registration and control services for the SMPTE ST2110 suite.[7][8]

AMWA Advanced Authoring Format|Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)[9]

The Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) is a multimedia file format for professional media creators. AAF provides cross-platform data interchange, designed for the video post-production and authoring environment. [10] [11]

AAF and Material Exchange Format|Material Exchange Format (MXF) are successors to Open Media Framework. [10]

AMWA Specifications[12]

AMWA Data Models[12]

  • MS-03: Structured Storage Specification.

AMWA Best Current Practices (BCP-)[12]

  • BCP-001-02: AMWA Specification Process
  • BCP-002-01: Natural Grouping of NMOS Resources

AMWA Application Specifications (AS-)[12]

  • AS-01: AAF Edit Protocol
  • AS-03: MXF Program Delivery
  • AS-05: AAF Effects Protocol
  • AS-07: MXF Archive & Preservation
  • AS-10: MXF for Production
  • AS-12: MXF Commercial Delivery


  1. About the AMWA
  2. [ AMWA, EBU, SMPTE Announce Groundbreaking Collaboration To Drive Future Media Standards & Interoperability Across Digital Media Ecosystem
  3. AMWA GitHub repository
  4. NABShow2019 - IP Showcase Theater - AMWA NMOS: The whole story
  5. AMWA/EBU FIMSJoint Task Force to Seek a Framework for Interoperable Media Services
  6. AMWA, EBU to demonstrate service-oriented media workflow at NAB Show
  7. AMWA, NMOS and open standards - What is NMOS?
  8. SMPTE Conference - Scalability and Performance of the AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 NMOS Specifications for Networked Media.
  9. Advanced Authoring format (AAF)
  10. 10.0 10.1 EDLMax Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)
  11. Sustainability of Digital Formats: Planning for Library of Congress Collections - Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) Object, Version 1.1
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 AMWA Specs

External links

AMWA Official website

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