QUALES QC

Introducing Quales

QUALES is a fully featured, comprehensive video and audio Quality Check (QC) system that is used to check the integrity of your media files. The earlier any issues are found with your media, the easier and quicker it is to rectify them. Quales will analyze media files arriving into your facility and will automatically perform a series of automated tests on both the audio and video signals, confirming the files meet channel specifications.

Offload your workload

Most creative post agencies work on multiple projects concurrently, however, with hundreds of hours of media located in their storage pool - it becomes difficult for them to QC all their media. Whilst human QC could be appropriate for some instances such as simple single-format checks, when there is a demand for checking multiple files and criteria, the human QC option makes it difficult for creative agencies to scale their QC procedures.

Quales Automated Quality Check (AQC) removes all the headaches from scaling QC operations with the ability to check multiple codecs and specific QC requirements in different regions and making sure the media matches stringent broadcast standards

Right now, people QC content because they have to. Our approach is different, which is why we’re so excited about this acquisition. We believe that there is inherent value in checking your content at every stage of the production and post-production process. The problem is that it is usually time-consuming and expensive. But with QUALES, we’re changing that. Our Integrated and Automated QC approach will add value at every step of a production, and it will be an important part of the content creation process in the future” - James Richings, EditShare Director.

Powerful standalone, enhanced EditShare integration

As a standalone service, Quales QC works through an automated approach with its powerful API engine, enabling you to customise your workflow through the production process. Quales will work with your existing hardware platforms and QC your content automatically.

When applied to the EditShare environment, Quales’ integration with the Flow ecosystem offers enhanced media verification. Whilst traditional QC simply checks files on the output, Flow MAM leverages the power of the Quales engine to validate the files throughout the production - from ingest to editorial, VFX and grading, through to delivery - all seamlessly integrated and automated. This fully integrated approach allows you to catch any issues with the files at any step of the workflow, before the grade or treatment is added to the valuable content minimising downtime in the production chain. Let the creatives focus on their task allowing Quales to focus on the technical aspects of file correction.

Main Features

Quales efficient engine design means it can QC media files effortlessly. Available as a standalone configuration, integrated with Flow media asset management or as a Saas Cloud service, Quales offers multiple ways of implementing QC to your tailored workflow. Due it its robust design, Quales’ ability to scale rapidly will offer clients the dexterity to adapt to changing demands and expansion. The solution's multi-threaded engine can make full use of today's fast computing environments, delivery excellent performance with low processing overheads.

QC concurrent files

Quales allows any user to QC 4 concurrent Files at any one time. This means different divisions within an organisation can QC footage simultaneously within the same application. Find out if your valuable content has any technical issues immediately.

Single pass analysis

Single pass analysis allows you to analyze your files only once, avoiding the need of reanalysis in case your quality criteria changes or just because your template was incomplete, or was not correct. It also allows you to adjust your thresholds on the fly many times as needed, with no need of re-analyzing each file, great for when you have big volumes of files.

With the single pass analysis, any change in your thresholds/templates will update the events (detections) within seconds ,saving users time and effort.

All the values we measured are stored in DB, so a change in thresholds/templates would only need a new query to DB to update the events immediately.

Comprehensive Codec support, all included

We understand that clients use different codecs for different projects, that’s why we include a vast amount of codec support with each Quales QC installation. No need to pay for a codec when you realise you are doing a particular project, it’s included, saving you time and money, and improving efficiency within your organisation.

Scalability

For larger enterprise-class clients, additional worker nodes can be added to the system. The Quales software worker nodes are simply installed on more workstations to provide more processing power. Quales intelligent distribution algorithm automatically distributes the jobs and manages the scaling effortlessly.

Quales features include:

  • Efficient, fast, intuitive, visual and robust web-based system
    Log into the Quales UI from any location within your facility or in fact from anywhere in the world and set up a task that you need immediately.
  • Simultaneous multi-user support
    Break out tasks to different groups. For example, a audio Protools group might have a certain set of parameters for checking loudness, whilst the video departments runs their own set of rules to confirm picture quality.
  • Leading edge multi-format and multi-parameter analysis now with DPX support
    Quales listens, adapts and adds format support when needed. Now with multi-format support and DPX file integration, integrate it with systems such as Blackmagic Resolve or Autodesk Flame.
  • Pre-roll/post-roll and TC-in/TC-out configuration
    Delivering your file for playout? No problem. Quales takes care of the pre- and post- roll configuration, stitching a perfect file ready for delivery to a TV station or network subscription service.
  • API available
    The powerful Quales API allows you to implement the QC into your environment, effortlessly. Please contact our Quales team to discuss the API integration.
  • Breakthrough price point
    Quales QC is available at a price that the every creative or post production agency can afford. Contact us today to discuss this breakthrough price point.
  • Free 14 day Trial
    Quales has a fully functional 14-day free trial available so customers can evaluate the product before they purchase.

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Technical details

  • Support for all standard modern formats including HEVC and compressed 4k content
  • Audio Loudness support including EBU R128 standard
  • PSE (photosensitive epilepsy)
  • Enhanced syntax error detection
  • Web based GUI allows both local and remote use
  • Access to network based repositories
  • In-depth analysis of content including frame/waveform visual view
  • Database storage of parameters values
  • Reporting of timecode and frame references
  • UNICODE support for extended character sets
  • RESTful API, xml and event edition/removal by the user
  • Combine previously saved templates for faster creation of new profiles
  • A slick graphic timeline chart of measured parameters with one click access to frame view