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.bwf File Extension

Developer: European Broadcasting Union
File type: Wave File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .bwf. Files with the file extension .bwf can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .bwf files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .bwf file?

The BWF file extension is a data format known as Broadcast Wave File. BWF files are audio files that contain extra information, such as timestamps and other metadata, contained in the header. Extra information includes the broadcast extension. These are information title, origination, date, and time of the audio content. They can contain two specified types of audio data, Linear PCM and MPEG coded. These files were developed by the European Broadcasting Union as a successor to WAV in 1997. They were created for seamless exchange of audio material between different broadcast environments and equipment based on different computer platforms. These files are used for non-linear digital recording of motion picture, radio and television production. These files do not require a special player for playback and used the WAV file extension. Files in BWF format can be opened with Adobe Audition CS6, Avid Pro Tools, and Cakewalk SONAR in Mac Os and Microsoft Windows based platforms.

how to open a .bwf file?

Launch a .bwf file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .bwf file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .bwf files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .bwf file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .bwf file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .bwf file association errors

applications that open a .bwf file

Adobe Audition CS6

Adobe Audition CS6

Originally called as Cool Edit Pro, Adobe Audition CS6 is a digital audio workstation software that basically features a multi-track mix and edit environment, waveform editing view and other tools for editing and mixing audio, for effects, and for restoration. It is also bundled with new and advanced features like the real-time clip stretching, control surface support for faster delivery of projects, and automatic speech alignment. Overall, both basic and advanced features can enable a fast editing and mixing of audios as well as videos. Other features include EUCON support for the control surfaces of Avid Artist Series, parameter automation of mixes through write, touch and latch parameter modes, automatic pitch problem correction and adjustment through the Spectral Pitch Display view, Media Browser for importing assets or previewing, Quick Search field, customized templates, expanded output options to mixdown, audio CD or session archive, and high-definition (HD) video playback without transcoding.
Cakewalk SONAR

Cakewalk SONAR

Cakewalk SONAR is an integrated MIDI software used for sound and music authoring designed for recording engineers, audio and production engineers, arrangers, musicians, composer and multimedia and game developers. It has drivers for high-end audio hardware, support for audio plug-ins, MFX MIDI plug-ins, software synthesizers, and MIDI Machine Control (MMC) of external MIDI gear. It also supports ACIDized waves, MP3, AIFF, Wave, WMA and other file formats. Cakewalk SONAR can be used for publishing by printing music or sharing the finished product, and the software saves the music into a format that can be used in Websites and E-mails. The software also provides tools for recording musical performances, enhance and improve the quality of performances, edit, arrange and experiment with music. It also allows users to create, edit, import and export loops that can change tempos and keys for a project. Cakewalk SONAR also features Clip-based sequencing which freely create and reuse musical themes for musical sections with game characters, actions, locations and objects.
Apple Logic Pro 9

Apple Logic Pro 9

Apple Logic Pro 9 is a digital audio workstation software and also a MIDI sequencer. It enables an individual to write music, record, mix and edit anything created with the tools and features integrated on the program. There is a huge collection of sources for music making from instruments to sound effects as well as loops. It has surround capabilities and full automation tools as well. The editing functions which are accessed on the menus, toolbars and controls make your music creation more exciting, easier and quicker. In fact, you can customize the transport areas and toolbars for a personal touch. It is designed for beginners and even professionals as there are templates which you can use either for scratch or with guides and just customize to make it more original. There is also Track Import that is selective which means you can re-use any recordings and settings from different music projects or audio files. The writing tool has various capabilities too so you can make your own melody, harmony and beat to create original songs or music.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .bwf files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .bwf. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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