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
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
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.
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.
Broadcasters, content distributors and post-production rely on archived material to supplement new content, and keep a constant flow of broadcast material available on-demand to fill the channels.
In addition, video archives play a key role in national film libraries, political debate records and video heritage collections.
Archives previously stored on film or analog tape are increasingly digitized to files stored on digital tape or file servers. Flexicart tape systems and software controlled workflow systems enable them to be cataloged and retrieved when needed.
Vidcheck’s software based QC and auto correction systems automatically check and correct files as they are archived to ensure they are good masters, and check again after retrieval and before and after transcode to ensure they are ready for re-use.
With its easy to use interface and easy deployment Vidchecker elegantly addresses the problem of the ever growing number of different platforms for OTT; Vidchecker is used extensively to ensure the correct file format is delivered to the platform.