The DPP Compliance Programme is currently designed to help the industry identify trusted products which work with AS-11 DPP HD files and to speed the implementation of the file-based delivery process by ensuring products can correctly create, read and / or process files which meet the AS-11 DPP HD standard. Full details below.
Since the Compliance Programme was set up, DPP has worked closely with the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), who provide certification for the AS-11 DPP HD standard.
In April 2016, The DPP and the AMWA announced they would provide a comprehensive service for the testing and certification of the full range of AS-11 specifications, including the North American, Nordic and Australian and New Zealand versions.
More details will shortly be available.
AS-11 DPP Format Conformance Testing & Product Certification
This focuses on testing product conformance to the UK DPP Shims of the AMWA AS-11 Specification (AS-11 DPP HD).
The DPP has worked closely with the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) to develop a joined-up testing and certification process drawing on the strengths of each organisation. This focuses on testing product conformance to the UK DPP Shims of the AMWA AS-11 Specification (beginning with AS-11 DPP HD).
At the DPP’s test lab facility, the test manager compares product performance against the AS-11 DPP specification using a range of defined tests. Once products have met the relevant criteria, they are issued with a DPP Test Report. The manufacturer may then apply to the AMWA Certification Authority for Certification. Once certification is granted, manufacturers may then use the joint AMWA & DPP logo on the relevant product and in associated marketing material.
For full details of the conformance testing procedures, eligible device categories and how to apply click here.
A Wider Remit
The DPP Compliance Programme has been developed as an expansion of the Interoperability Days and Technical Specifications work to meet a number of goals. In addition to product testing the Compliance Programme aims to:
- Create governance around the definition of AS-11 DPP compliance in products.
- Improve file-based testing knowledge and act as a focal point for testing results, for example by:
- Enabling workflow tests between different product categories (file acquisition / creation / processing / playback / measurement and analysis).
- Performing analysis of problematic files delivered for broadcast.
- Provide continuity of communication on these topics between the manufacturers, broadcasters and post facilities in the industry.
For further information about certification please contact the AMWA Certification Authority