File-based workflows have transformed broadcasting with many advantages to the transfer, storage, control and transmission by terrestrial, satellite, cable, web and mobile delivery. There is more content on more channels in more formats then ever before.

Broadcasters receive video files on tape, via satellite links, transmission networks, cloud based services and archive from many different sources including post-production, and distributors of networked commercials, music videos, movies and shows.

All of these files must be quality checked as soon as they arrive and before they are sent from ingest servers to the broadcast workflow. If they fail to meet requirements they must be corrected or returned with an error report to the provider as soon as possible. They also need be checked if they are reformatted from UHD or HD to SD or smaller web and mobile formats. Quality checking during transmission is too late.

Vidcheck’s software based QC and auto correction systems automatically check and correct files on ingest, and before and after transcode to ensure that they are ready for playout and meet the required broadcast specifications. They are integrated with many leading leading workflow management and transcode systems such as Telestream Vantage, Amberfin iCR, Digital Rapids Transcode Manager, Sony Media Backbone, Root6 ContentAgent, Suitcase TV and others.

Vidcheck product solutions for Broadcast:


Vidchecker is 2nd Generation Auto QC – faster, easier to use, and more cost effective than older products. Each license processes 4 files simultaneously and thoroughly checks file, video and audio parameters and quality, plus auto correct video and audio errors and re-encode corrected files – not just ‘legalization’ but patented Intelligent Automated Correction.

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Broadcast applications

Need to check video and audio levels in ingested files meet the required channel and broadcast standards?
Vidchecker can not only check but also automatically correct your files, including video and audio levels.

Need to transcode high bitrate XDCAM / DV / ProRes / DNxHD / AVC-I mezzanine master formats for distribution as lower bitrate MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / AVC ?
Vidchecker can not only fully QC check but also automatically correct, and transcode to different formats.

Need to check that commercials are exactly the right play length, and have the required lead-in and lead-out?
Vidchecker can check these. In addition it can automatically insert, remove or change the length of black sequences and color bars that do not meet the distribution requirements.

Need to check that all the required audio tracks and channels are present and correct?
Vidchecker can check all the tracks and channels for levels, phase, dropouts and loudness. They can automatically correct dialnorm and loudness to ATSC/CALM and EBU standards.

Need to check that Closed Captions are present?
Vidchecker checks that Line 21 / ATSC A53 / SMPTE436 captions are present and continuous

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