No more Content QC headaches

Pulsar makes it incredibly simple!

  • Fastest Analysis Speed
  • Wide range of analysis parameters
  • Widely integrated

Why waste time on manual QC?

Pulsar also available as Pay-Per-Use

  • Affordable
  • No CAPEX
  • Ready-made Templates
  • Secure with local installation & analysis

Usage based pricing

  • Pay by Content Duration OR
  • Use Monthly Subscription

Boasting the flexibility of a usage based solution and the security of a dedicated on-site system, Pulsar Pay-Per-Use (PPU) makes the advanced QC functions of the acclaimed Pulsar automated file-based QC solution immediately available to facilities of all sizes. This is increasingly important as a growing number of broadcasters and content delivery companies demand that content suppliers of all sizes, big or small, QC all of their content prior to their delivery.

Small production and post-production organizations who need to have access to file-based QC tool but can’t afford to invest in a dedicated license, can now use Pulsar PPU. Pulsar PPU allows such organizations to access Pulsar QC capabilities without any CAPEX. Users can virtually deploy a working QC system within minutes.

Wide range of Checks

You can perform technically complicated checks such as Field Dominance, Cadence Digital Hits or Active Aspect Ratio with Pulsar. You can also make sure your media is in compliance with regulations and standards such as the EBU R128, CALM act or OP-59 recommendations. List of checks →

Pay-as-you-go

You no longer need to make upfront investment in purchasing a QC tool if that doesn’t fit into your budget or business model. Move from CAPEX to OPEX and align your investments with your revenues. With Pulsar, you have the flexibility to pay either by content hours or a monthly subscription.

Customer Stories

Many large and small organizations worldwide customers are already enjoying the Pulsar advantage, validating large volumes of content 24×7 as part of their production workflows.

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Easy-to-Use

Designed for operators, Pulsar has an intuitive interface and simple configurable reports. With logical grouping of errors along with user-defined configurations, Pulsar ensures that you are not bogged down with a large number of unnecessary errors.

Secure and Efficient

If your content resides inside your facility, then you never have to move your content out of your facility for QC. Pulsar PPU is installed inside your facility and all the analysis functions are performed locally. With Pulsar PPU, you never have to worry about the security of your content or investing into additional network bandwidth for uploading the content. Analysis or re-analysis results are immediately available, saving you numerous hours.

Wide range of checks

Quasar® supports a wide range of checks. Small selection of checks are displayed here. Click here for the detailed list.
 Color Gamut

Color Gamut

Flash Frames

Flash Frames

Audio Loudness (Audio Waveform)

Audio Loudness

EAS

EAS

Active Region

Active Region

 Photosensitive Epilepsy

Photosensitive Epilepsy

Audio Peaks

Audio Peaks

Audio Test Tone

Audio Test Tone

Cadence

Cadence

Language ID

Language ID

Audio Clipping

Audio Clipping

Audio Drops

Audio Drops

 Color Gamut

Color Gamut

Active Region

Active Region

Cadence

Cadence

Flash Frames

Flash Frames

 Photosensitive Epilepsy

Photosensitive Epilepsy

Language ID

Language ID

Audio Loudness (Audio Waveform)

Audio Loudness

Audio Peaks

Audio Peaks

Audio Clipping

Audio Clipping

EAS

EAS

Audio Test Tone

Audio Test Tone

Audio Drops

Audio Drops

For complete list of checks, download Pulsar brochure

Customers’ experience

Pulsar Editions

  Professional Standard Basic Pay-Per-Use
No of simultaneous files 4 1 1 1
Maximum cores 32 8 4 4
Verification Unit cluster Yes No No No
Watch Folders Yes Yes Yes No
Web Service API Yes Yes No No
Media Player * * * * *
Controller Plus * * No No No
Rapid * * No No No
DD/DD+ * * * * No
Dolby-E * * * * No
Nielsen watermark * * * No No
Loudness correction * * * * *
VC-1, WMA Yes Yes No No
JPEG-2000 Yes Yes No Yes
Fast JPEG-2000 * * No Yes
HEVC Yes Yes No Yes
Adaptive Bitrate Formats Yes Yes No No
Harding PSE * * * * *
IMF/DCP Yes Yes No Yes
Image sequence Yes Yes No Yes
HDR Yes Yes No Yes
Track Layout Yes Yes No Yes
Audio Language Identification * * * No

* Optional feature

Verification Unit Cluster: Ability to cluster multiple Verification Units together to process a larger number of files simultaneously.
Controller Plus: Ability to provide automatic fail-over redundancy for the Pulsar Controller.
Rapid: A module that allows to quickly check and sort media files based on metadata header information.
Media Player: Media player linked with Pulsar reports for visual review.
Audio Language Identification: Auto-identification of audio language from audio media data.

Pulsar Professional
  • Perpetual license
  • Ability to process four files at a time
  • Can use up to 32 Cores
  • Fastest Edition of Pulsar
  • Ideal for high volume operations
Pulsar Standard
  • Perpetual license
  • Ability to process one file at a time
  • Can use up to 8 cores
  • Ideal for normal operations
Pulsar Basic
  • Perpetual license
  • Ability to process one file at a time
  • Can use up to 4 cores
  • Ideal for low content volume operations
Pulsar PPU
  • Usage-based pricing
  • No permanent license
  • Only solution of its kind in the market
  • Ability to process one file at a time
  • Capable of Harding PSE
  • Ideal for low volume occasional use

Pulsar PPU pricing

By Content Hours

  • Standard QC: Up to HD (1080 i/p) – $15 per content hour ($0.25 per minute) *
  • Standard QC: Above HD – $21 per content hour ($0.35 per minute) *
  • Loudness correction – $1.5 per content hour ($0.025 per minute)
  • JPEG-2000 processing – $3 per content hour ($0.05 per minute)
  • Harding PSE – $1.5 per content minute **
  • Charged on the basis of actual content duration

* A minimum of $3 will be charged for every file on which Standard QC is performed

** A minimum of $9 will be charged for every file that is analyzed for Harding PSE (which does include Standard QC as well)

Unlimited

  • Standard QC: $500 per 30 days
  • Loudness correction: $90 per 30 days
  • JPEG-2000 processing: $100 per 30 days
  • Charged for unlimited 30 days usage on ONE system
  • Harding PSE: $1.5 per minute *

* A minimum of $6 for Harding PSE will be charged for every file analyzed

Video Resources

MetalToad interview: Cloud QC

Interview with Jan Klier

Pulsar file-based QC overview

Pulsar/Quasar at SMPTE 2016

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