ContentBridge has added Vidchecker to their cloud-based digital supply chain solution. Vidchecker’s automated quality control
Post-production houses large and small face the challenges of receiving large number of files from production, cameras, studio, archive and processing them for distribution within tight timescales and budgets. As well as editing the video and audio, adding titles and effects, the output content has to meet the client specification and broadcast standards.
This requires Quality Control of
- format: UHD, HD, SD, or smaller formats for web / mobile
- encoding: typical mezzanine formats XDCAM / ProRes / DNxHD / AVC-I
- video and audio levels to ITU / ATSC / EBU standards including black levels, color gamut and audio loudness
- play-length, timecodes, lead-in, color bars, black sequences, lead-out
- captions present
- check for PSE flashing to OFCOM requirements
Manually checking every frame of every produced file is neither practical nor cost effective. Having your files rejected by the distributor or broadcaster is not an option.
Vidcheck’s software based QC systems automatically check and correct files before they are despatched to ensure they meet the clients specification.
VidChecker-post and VidChecker include specific tests and templates for checking files for supply to
- AS-11 UK DPP
- ATSC / CALM
- EBU R128 loudness
- UK / Japan PSE Flashing
Vidcheck product solutions for Post-production:
Vidchecker-post has all the Auto QC and correction features of Vidchecker, but processes one file at a time for lower-volume QC requirements. It is ideal for Post-Production houses and smaller Broadcasters.
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.
Need to check your files meet iTunes, Netflix or AS-11 DPP requirements?
Vidchecker-post and Vidchecker include templates and specific tests for these requirements. They are AMWA AS-11 DPP certified.
Need to check video and audio levels in your output files meet broadcast standards?
Vidchecker-post and Vidchecker can not only check but also automatically correct your files, including audio loudness to ATSC/CALM and EBU standards
Need to check that Closed Captions are present?
Vidchecker-post and Vidchecker check that Line 21 / ATSC A53 / SMPTE436 captions are present and continuous
Need to check your files for PSE flashing and harmful patterns?
Vidchecker-post and Vidchecker include ITU / OFCOM testing at no additional cost.
Vidchecker-post and Vidchecker can be installed on standard PC/Servers, and use simple watchfolders.
They are also available 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.