AmberFin, a developer of file-based media ingest and transcoding solutions for content owners, broadcasters and post-production houses, is set to unveil the iCR Unified QC, the latest version of its Unified Quality Control solution for content ingest and transcoding operations.
The Unified QC’s approach to media quality control combines multiple tools for baseband checks during tape ingest, file-based QC after ingest, and overall operator-controlled QC, including annotation and mark-up, AmberFin says.
UQC integrated Digimetric’s Aurora system provides file-based QC after ingest and checks for common file wrapper anomalies to prevent expensive mistakes, AmberFin says. Aurora also automatically checks for a variety of compliance violations, including container metadata and delivery metrics, thereby reducing the burden on operators, the company says.
Incorporating customer feedback from existing UQC users, the latest version of the UQC is incorporated with metadata workflows and possesses additional logic that increases the system’s overall efficiency and enhances user experience.
The QC and segmentation workflows are integrated so that both timelines run in parallel on the same screen, enabling very fast and efficient operation, especially sending QC’d and segmented content to a cut and splice engine within iCR.
“With this new version of UQC, the operator can perform tasks with two mouse clicks with no need to import or export” edit decision lists (EDL), said Bruce Devlin, AmberFin’s chief technology officer. That “leads to very fast and efficient workflows where QC is not a means in itself but makes the whole workflow better,” he said. In addition, the “refinements lead to an enhanced user experience with higher levels of trust in media assets for facilities and their customers.”