Exhibiting on booth SL5625, Vidcheck has chosen the 2016 NAB Show as the US launch venue for a fully scalable version of its Vidchecker automated quality control system.
"Vidcheck OnDemand is designed for use by television content producers, content owners and broadcasters," comments Vidcheck COO Howard Twine. "It is aimed at high-volume users and will be available within an efficient operational-expenditure framework. Vidchecker OnDemand licences can be deployed in burst mode, either across a public cloud (such as Amazon Web Services or Azure) or across virtual machines forming an on-site private cloud.
"The burst mode concept allows customers to employ elastic computing to accommodate practically any scale of workflow. A broadcaster handling say 200 programmes per month might typically need to handle double this traffic level during coverage of a major international sports series. Vidcheck OnDemand is not merely scalable but has a variable scale driven by user demand.
Vidchecker is designed for checking file-based video, audio and related metadata before and after distribution. It is also used by broadcasters for checking files received from post-production and content distributors to ensure that file, video and audio parameters and levels are correct and ready for general transmission.
Vidchecker can test and correct multiple files simultaneously, providing a highly efficient alternative to checking conformance by eye and hand. It can also automatically and intelligently correct video and audio levels. Sub-SD, SD, HD, UHD, 4K, 8K and mixed workflows are supported. The Vidchecker GUI is accessed through a web browser either on the local machine or remotely over a network.
Vidcheck (www.vidcheck.com) is a major innovator in the design and production of software for automated quality control and automated correction of 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 post-production 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.