The Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) is a professional file interchange format designed for the video post-production and authoring environment. It was created by the Advanced Media Workflow Association. The AMWA develops specifications and technologies to facilitate the deployment and operation of efficient media workflows, working closely with standards bodies like the SMPTE.
Is a format established by Japanese companies in 2006. Designed for storage of video in resolution HD. The basis of lay encryption algorithm MPEG-2. Today, there are two HD-resolution videos: 1080p and 720p. This format is positioned as a direct alternative to obsolete DV in the home video recording sphere.