Vidcheck QA Muscle Added to EditShare Flow
Bristol, UK - July 20, 2016 - EditShare has chosen Vidcheck's Vidchecker file-based quality assurance solution for full integration with the EditShare Flow production asset management platform. The combination of Vidchecker and Flow will be introduced by EditShare on stand 7.G37 at IBC2016 in September.
"Vidchecker is used by many broadcasters and postproduction facilities in America and Europe and has become the de facto standard for quality control of file-based video and audio content here in the UK," comments Matthew Hallin, Video Group Technical Director at EditShare. "Integrating Vidchecker will enable operators of our Flow content management system to check the technical quality of their video and audio throughput far more effectively and efficiently than by the usual process of viewing random selections of a programme or clip. It also checks the relevant metadata. Sections of clips that require attention are marked and tagged with metadata relating to the QC test failure to make the review process simple and easy. Partnering with Vidcheck gives our customers easy access to market leading tools for reporting on technical factors likely to need attention, allowing creatives to focus on editorial and production issues more appropriate to their human skills. Vidchecker can also be set to perform intelligent automatic correction which it does uniquely well."
"Combining the Vidchecker toolset with EditShare's Flow media asset management platform creates a very powerful system which can process, inspect and where necessary repair 4K, HD and SD content," adds Vidcheck COO Howard Twine. "Both companies have powerful APIs which allowed seamless integration between our respective products to be achieved efficiently and effectively."
EditShare’s Flow provides a powerful media asset management platform for creative control of all files during the production process including 4K and remote editorial workflows. Flow will tag, organize, and manage your media, improving efficiency and multiplying productivity. Flow Automation adds the ability to automate complex and repetitive workflow tasks including transcoding. With AirFlow, it is possible to remotely access media on your shared storage system for editorial/review, increasing the opportunities for creative development outside the boundaries of your facility. The Flow platform includes server-based modules as well as Mac OS X, Windows, and web client applications to create a complete palette of production tools.
Designed for checking and repairing file-based video, audio and related metadata before and after distribution, Vidchecker is also used to ensure that the metadata, video and audio parameters and levels of media files received by broadcasters from postproduction companies and content owners are correct for general transmission. Vidchecker provides a highly efficient server-based alternative to checking conformance by eye and hand. Vidchecker can automatically and intelligently correct video and audio levels, including peak audio attenuation, and perform automatic video segment detection. Sub-SD, SD, HD, UHD, 4K, 8K and mixed workflows are supported. Alerts can be accessed in practically any language. The Vidchecker GUI is accessed through a web browser either on the local machine or remotely over a network. Automated error correction options mean that detection and correction can be combined in a single uniquely powerful application.
EditShare is a technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV, and film industries. Our ground-breaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and Lightworks – the world’s first 3-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.
Vidcheck is a major innovator in the design and production of software for testing and correcting file-based media. Vidcheck personnel have unrivalled experience in the quality control of file-based video, having been closely involved in this technology from its inception.
Vidcheck software is used by many of the world's leading broadcasters, content distributors, archive organisations and postproduction companies. It provides a comprehensive check of the overall file, video and audio parameters and can perform intelligent correction of most common errors that can occur in the signal stream.
Vidcheck software automatically takes advantage of multi-core and multi-thread processors to process multiple files simultaneously. The software can be upgraded to add extra features or to achieve higher throughput.
Vidcheck is active globally via resellers in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Australasia.
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Contacts for further information
Vidcheck Press enquiries: David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
Editshare EMEA: Martin Bennett