VidCheck names Leader Instruments as master reseller for North and South America

Date: 29/06/2012
VidCheck names Leader Instruments as master reseller for North and South America

Leader Instruments Corporation announces a distribution agreement with VidCheck, manufacturer of software for automated quality control and checking of file-based video and audio. Leader is appointed as master reseller for North and South America.

VidCheck's VidChecker is an easy to install Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7/Server 2003/Server 2008 software application for PCs/servers. The GUI is accessed through a web browser either on the local machine or remotely over a network. It is optimised for checking file-based video before and after distribution, for use by broadcasters when checking files received from post-production, and by content distributors to ensure that file, video and audio parameters and levels are correct and ready for broadcast.

VidChecker measures the parameters and settings operators typically get wrong in preparation and exchange of files between post-production, internal distribution and broadcast playout. Using the latest software technology, it delivers the benefits of multi-core and multi-thread processors in processing multiple files simultaneously and quickly.

VidChecker not only checks but corrects the most common problems in file-based content, ensuring that clips, interstitials and complete programmes are immediately ready for post-production or transmission. Patent-pending Intelligent Automated Correction is applied to video and audio levels. Multiple audio tracks, each with up to eight channels, can be checked in just one pass. Audio levels are automatically corrected to ITU-R 1770-2, ATSC A/85 and EBU R-128 loudness recommendations including EBU Tech 3341 windowing and gating modes. US/Canadian CALM legislation for loudness control becomes law on 1 September in Canada, 13 December in the USA so meeting this legislation will be vital for all broadcasters and post-production houses in North America. VidChecker provides an efficient and cost-effective way of meeting this requirement for file-based video sound-tracks and performs all the corrections fully automatically.

Additional features of VidChecker include automatic generation of test templates from known good media; setting of task priorities; detection of 'blockiness'; timecode start and continuity checking. Quality-control staff can record notes within VidChecker and change a selected results from 'Warning' to 'Pass' with an audit trail. Checks can also be timed to ignore lead-in colour bars.

VidChecker is fully scalable from a single license processing four files at the same time up to eight licenses operated simultaneously on a single server or spread across multiple servers working together in a VidChecker Grid for enterprise installations requiring very high throughput.

VidChecker can be easily integrated into workflows using simple hot-folder dropbox operation, or used with media asset management systems via the VidChecker XML web-service-based application interface.


Accompanying 300 DPI JPEG image: File-based automatic quality control and transcode using VidCheck's VidChecker.

www.leaderamerica.com



Tags: Leader Instruments | video test equipment | audio test equipment | video waveform monitors | 3D video monitoring | surround sound audio monitors | rasterizers | loudness monitors | lipsync timing analyzers | lipsync timing displays
Submitted by David Kirk (Stylus Media Communications)
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