Content distribution


File-based video has transformed the world of broadcasting with many advantages in the transfer, storage, control and transmission by terrestrial, satellite, cable, web and mobile delivery. An explosion of channels and digital content is now available on TVs, in-flight screens, computer screens, mobile phones and tablets.

A commercial, movie, show or newscast has to be available in many different screen sizes and formats for the different transmission media and viewing devices. Original mezzanine files from post-production or archive may be transcoded into four or five different versions. Each of these need to be QC checked to ensure they meet the applicable format requirements.

Vidcheck’s software based QC systems automatically check and correct files before and after transcode and distribution to ensure that they meet the required content channel specifications.

Vidcheck product solutions for Content distribution:


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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Content distribution applications

Need to transcode and reformat high bitrate XDCAM / DVCPro / ProRes / DNxHD / AVC-I master files for distribution as lower bitrate MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / H264 ?
Vidchecker can not only fully QC check but also automatically correct and transcode to different formats.

Need to check video and audio levels in your transcoded files meet broadcast standards?
Vidchecker can not only check but also automatically correct your files, including audio loudness to ATSC/CALM and EBU standards.

Need to check files meet iTunes, Netflix or DPP broadcast requirements?
Vidchecker includes special templates and specific tests for these requirements.

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. All without the need to go back for re-editing.

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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