ATSC, SMPTE, DPP, NABA, CALM, iTunes, EBU R 128, Netflix, Amazon Prime, UK & Japan PSE Flashing, ARD_ZDF_ HDF, DDV2, AS-10 DAP for France, AS-02, AS-03, AS-07, AS-10, AS-11, AS12, PBS
MXF (All OP’s including AS formats), ProRes in MXF (SMPTE RDD 44), DNxHD/DNxHR in MXF (SMPTE ST 2019-4:2009), MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-2 PS, MP4, MOV (inc. ref. files), ASF, AVI, LXF, GXF, Flash, MKV, IMF
MPEG-1. MPEG-2 (XDCAM, IMX, D10), DV/DVCPro 25/50/100, MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 (all profiles), HEVC/H.265, WMV/ VC-1, ProRes (all profiles), ProRes 4444 XQ, DNxHR, DNxHD, MJPEG, JPEG2000, DPX and OpenEXR image sequences, RAW uncompressed YUV / RGB, Huffman, Canopus, Meridien
MPEG1/2, PCM, AAC, AES3, LATM, ADPCM, LPCM, WAV, MP3, BWF, WMA, DV, AC-3, Dolby Digital Plus
CEA-608, CEA-708, SMPTE 436M, Line 21, DVB subtitles, Teletext, support for pass-through of SMPTE ST 436 captions
MXF structure, DPP metadata, compare wrapper/ essence, number video/audio streams, PIDs, file, bitrate, SPS/PPS, video/audio duration, timecode start/continuity, clean aperture, AFD, MOV Atom (iTunes), IMF validation of metadata & essence, Enhanced Syntax Check
Video codec/profile, encoding syntax, MBAFF, video bitrate VBR/CBR, frame size, frame rate, video buffer size, frame aspect ratio, pixel aspect ratio, GOP length, GOP structure, field order flagged/baseband, cadence, drop frame, chroma format, luminance, black level, chroma level, HDR MaxFALL/MaxCLL.
Note: Vidchecker 8.2 supports the validation of Dolby Vision metadata, allowing you to ensure your HDR content is ready for consumption. SDR in HDR test will let you know how much of your content is using the full HDR dynamic range.
Other checks include RGB gamut, quality/blockiness, analog drops, digital drops, video stripes, corrupt frames, letterboxing/pillarboxing, black frames/sequence, color bars, freeze frames, layout checks, PSE flashing/ harmful patterns (Ofcom / ITU), video segment reporting, Dead Pixels, and Media Offline.
Each track: audio codec, bit depth, sample rate, audio bitrate, number of channels, channel layout, channel mapping, tones, phase coherence between channels, track present during video, min levels, peak levels, clipping, clicks and pops, PPM, DialNorm, integrated/short term/momentary loudness (ITU/EBU/ATSC/ CALM/BS-1770), BLITS, GLITS & EBU test tone checks, digital silence. Supports 32-channel audio
Aurora has predefined tests for most popular distributionformats, including CableLabs VOD, CableLabs ABR/ EBP, iTunes, Netflix, ATSC, DVB, ISDB-T/TB, XDCAM/RDD-9, AS-02, AS-10, AS-10 French PAD and DPP/AS-11.
MXF (All OP, including AMWA defined AS, RDD-9, P2, SxS), Transport Stream, Elementary Stream, Program Stream/VOB, AVI, WMV/ASF, QuickTime/MOV, GXF, MP4, LXF, R3D, DPX, DXW, HLS, DASH, Smooth Streaming, IMF, and DCP (unencrypted).
H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC/AVC-Intra/XAVC), MPEG-2 (including XDCAM, IMX and D-10), ProRes, JPEG 2000, DNxHD and DNxHR (VC-3), Cineform (VC-5), VC-1 (and WMV), DV/DVCPro, Flash VP-6/7, RAW (Huffman, YUV, RGB, Blackmagic), EXR, DPX, RED, Canopus, and MPEG-4 (SStP). 1
Standard codecs include PCM Audio (WAV/AES/BWF), AAC, HE-AAC, WMA Standard Pro, MPEG-2 (L1,2,3) and MPEG-1. Audio correction is available on constant bit rate codecs only. Optional codecs are available to support Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC-3), Dolby TrueHD (MLP), and Dolby E.
CEA-608/CEA-708 in Line 21 video, ATSC 53, DVB-Teletext, SCTE 20, SCTE 128 and SMPTE 436M; SMPTE Timed Text and variations, including DFXP; EBU Subtitles, including STL; SRT; SCC.
Aurora video essence tests include Macro-block Noise, Up-conversion, Picture Quality (TekMOS, Perceptual Video Quality), Comb Artifacts, Field Order Swaps, Tape/Digital Hits, Perceptual & Film Artifacts, Black/Freeze Frames, Letterboxing/Pillarboxing, Dead Pixel Detection, Color Bars, PSE/ Flash Detection (Harding FPA), and Cadence Change.
Aurora audio essence tests include Silence, Drop-outs, Peaks (dBTP, PPM, dBFS), Average Levels (R128, ATSC, ARIB), Clipping, Snaps/Clicks/ Pops, Test Tones, Phase Swaps and Hiss/Hum. Aurora also applies a user-defined Audio Service Map for processing AES wrapped tracks or when mono channel audio essence tracks are tested together.
Aurora metadata tests include Container Syntax, Video Essence Syntax, Caption Syntax, Container Essence Contents, Cross-Check Container- Essence, Rude Word Detection in Text, Start Time code, Time code Discontinuity, Video Resolution and Run-times. Additional metadata tests for Dolby Audio Syntax and Dolby E Guard Band Alignment are included with the optional Dolby codecs.
Using high CPU allocation or a lower CPU allocation combined with Aurora’s unique GPU accelerated processing capability, QC throughput approaching wireline limits can be achieved, rather than being constrained by a legacy decoding, buffering and testing architecture.
Aurora includes QC Analytics to enable media organizations to analyze results of multiple QC Reports and search across reports for specific criteria. Aurora can identify QC artifact trends and compare results from QC done at different workflow stages, pipeline issues and trends or identify vendors for KPI and SLA documentation.
Aurora can test and play back the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), the distribution master format agreed on by major motion picture studios, and the supplemental IMF packages. Aurora has the ability to QC and play back complex Composition Play Lists (CPLs) and can test 4K at real-time or faster in any other container or codec, including JPEG 2000, DPX, DNxHR, HEVC, H.264/AVC/AVCI/XAVC. 1
Aurora is the first file-based QC solution on the market capable of both testing and playing back HLS/HSS/HDS/DASH and CableLabs intermediate ABR playlist file sets. Aurora includes tests that have been specifically designed to catch the most common causes of adaptive bit rate streaming problems.