The Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) standard is the result of unprecedented cooperation and collaboration among major media companies

such as Ascent Media, BBC, CNN, FOX and Warner Bros., as well as major manufacturers such as Adobe, Avid, BBC Technology, Digidesign, Microsoft, Nucoda, Quantel, SADiE, Snell & Wilcox and Sony.

This cooperation among vendors and users is the true strength of AAF.

These organizations and others have developed and refined AAF in an open-source environment, freely licensed, without any cost for using the technology.

The AAF Developers’ Toolkit and reference implementation includes utilities with hundreds of thousands of lines of source code.