QCaaSTM – QC as a Service
- No QC software management
- No QC templates setup
- Submit content & specs – Get QC reports!
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- No Long-Term Commitment
- Personalized Services
- Usage-Base Pricing
- Quick Turn Around
Do you need to QC your content with a File based QC system?
Would you prefer not to engage your staff in manage the QC system?
Would you rather just pay for what you use?
QCaaSTM is the answer!
QCaaSTM means QC as a Service. The service is designed for organizations who simply want to supply their content for QC and get the QC done using Pulsar/Quasar file QC systems. This allows organizations to focus on their core business and leave the template setup and QC to us.
How does QCaaSTM work?
Following is the process for QCaaSTM:
- You upload the content to our S3 bucket (assigned only to you) and supply us the technical specs for QA
- We will create the template and run QC on your files
- We will review the QC results and fine tune template parameters as needed
- We will deliver the PDF and XML reports to you
- Up to 2 iterations (1st – the original QC and 2nd – QC with tweaks to template based on your feedback) included in the price
- We will delete the content from S3 bucket
In most cases you will receive the first QC report within 24 hours for HD files. For 4K content, it may take up to 48 hours.
This is a pay as you go service, so you only pay for what you use! No setup fee and no long term commitment!
And we will do the first QC job (up to 30 minutes duration) for FREE!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to get started.
Wide range of checks
Audio Test Tone
Audio Test Tone
Formats & Verification Checks
Container: MXF, GXF, LXF, MOV, MP4, 3GPP, MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-2 PS, FLV, WMV, AVI, Matrox AVI, WAV, BWF, AIFF, DPX, JP2, Smooth Streaming, HLS, MPEG-DASH, IMF, DCP (encrypted and unencrypted), AS-02, AS-11, Elementary
Video: H.265, H.264 (incl. AVC-Intra 50/100 and SONY XAVC), MPEG-2 (incl. D10, XDCAM, HDCAM, IMX-30/50), VC-1, DV (incl. DVCPro25, DVCPro50, DVCPro100/HD), Avid DNxHD (VC-3), Avid DNxHR, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ, SD, LT, Proxy), ProRes 4444, Canopus HQ/HQX, JPEG-2000, Uncompressed (RGB, YUV)
Audio: LPCM, AES3, AC3 (DD), SMPTE 302M, E-AC3 (DD+), MPEG-1/2, AAC, HE-AAC, WMA (Standard & Pro), Dolby-E
HDR: HDR-10, HDR-10+, Dolby Vision
General: Compliance, Factory templates – Netflix, DPP, ARD-ZDF, Loudness (R128, CALM, OP-59, ARIB), iTunes & CableLabs
IMF/DCP: CPL based analysis, Package validation, CPL cross checks, CPL checks, PKL cross checks, OPL checks, Assetmap check, IMSC checks, Sidecar checks, Netflix Photon validation
ABR: Playlist cross checks. Segment cross checks, Profile cross checks, Encrypted Packages
Video Parameters: Codec, Video Format, Color space, Chroma Format, Color Matrix, Color Primaries, Transfer Characteristics, Scan Mode, Duration, Frame Rate, Resolution, Display/Pixel Aspect Ratio, GOP Length, GOP Type, Field Order, Frame Sizes, Buffer Size, Bitrate (CBR/VBR), Profile/Level, Entropy Coding, Reference Pictures, MBAFF, Timecode Discontinuity, Timecode frame drop, 2020 Color Space, Progression Order, Wavelet Transform
Video Quality: Black Frames, Blockiness, Brightness, Cadence, Chroma Hits, Chroma Line, Clipping, Colored Frames, Color Bars, Color Gamut, Combing, Credit Roll, Camera Dead Pixels, Dead Pixels, Digital Hits, Field Dominance, Flash Frames, Freeze Frames, Luma/Chroma levels, Cadence, Half/Full lines, Bar Artefacts, Letter/Pillar Box, Framing Issue, Photosensitive Epilepsy (Harding)
HDR Parameters: HDR Formats, Reporting of HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision metadata
Static Metadata: Verify (display color primaries, mastering display luminance, content light level)
Dynamic Metadata: Compliance, Validate HDR10+ metadata (MaxSCL, Average Max RGB, Distribution values, Tone mapping information, Targeted system display maximum luminance), Validate Dolby Vision metadata (Metadata version, shot must not contain <0,0,0> in level 1 metadata, Detect duplicate dynamic metadata, Crosscheck canvas aspect ratio, Crosscheck Video track information, Crosscheck (Calculated/metadata) Image aspect ratio
Audio: Audio Codec, Sampling Frequency, Quantization Bits, Channels, Bitrate (CBR/VBR), Drops, Silence, Mute, Test Tones, Loudness (R128, CALM, AGCOM, ARIB, Speech Gated), Loudness Range, Dialnorm, Sample Peak (DBFS, PPM), True Peak, Dual Mono, Clipping, EAS tone, Phase Mismatch, Nielsen Watermarks, Language ID
Container: Conformance, Format, File Size, Media Info metadata dump, File name validation, MD5, SHA1 Hash, No of streams, Incorrect extension
MXF: Version, Operational pattern, Timecode presence/track count/mode/start value/source, Index table presence/location/completeness/correctness, Origin parameters, KLV alignment grid/fill elements, Partitions validity/Status/Completeness/Instance count/Index table presence/Essence presence/Max length, Essence wrapping/external check/referencing/partition strategy, Audio track numbers/element size/channel count/configurations, Descriptive metadata presence/scheme, Run-in sequence, Random index pack, Segmentation track, File package count, Index edit rate, Index duration, Audio/Video sample rate, Audio/Video stream type, Audio/Video edit rate, Video line map, System item presence, Block Align, Channel status mode, Fixed channel status data, Stored F2 offset, Display F2 offset, Sampled X/Y offset, Display X/Y offset, Identical GOP indicator, Edit unit byte count, Slice count, Dark metadata, Timecode frame drop, Audio locked/unlocked status, Audio ref level, Index start position, Single index location, Single essence location, Forward index direction, Image start/end offset, Color siting, Padding bits, Black ref level, White ref level, Color range, Constant B picture flag, Single sequence, Low delay
Transport Streams: SCTE35, Program count, PCR Jitter, Packet Length, PID Usage, PIDs, PID Bitrate, Packet Intervals, PAT checks, PMT checks, Stream checks, PES checks, Language Metadata Verification
QuickTime: Checks and correction for PASP, FIEL, GAMA, CLAP, COLR. Channel Configuration, Track properties, Movie properties, Language Metadata Verification, Check disabled tracks, Check multiple codec entries, Check Timecode properties
Video-Container: Width, Height, Frame rate, Aspect ratio, Bitrate, Profile/Level, Scan mode, Field order, Chroma format, GOP type, GOP length, B-pictures, Low delay, Duration, Component depth
Audio-Container: Sampling frequency, Bit depth, Channels, Bitrate, Duration
File Rules Incorrect extension, File Size, Invalid file characters
Video Codec, Video Format, Chroma Format, Colour Matrix, Scan Mode, Duration, Frame Rate, Resolution, Display Aspect Ratio, Pixel Aspect Ratio, Profile/Level, Bit Depth, Buffer Size, Entropy Coding, Reference Pictures, MBAFF
Audio Codec, Sampling Frequency, Quantization Bits, Channels, Profile
Container Format, No of Video/Audio streams, Track Duration, PASP, GAMA, CLAP, FIEL, COLR, Channel Configuration
Other Quality Control Solutions
We additionally offer the following QC solutions for Audio, Video, Captions & Subtitles for Cloud & On-premise applications:
Quasar® is a Native Cloud QC service suitable for content workflows running in Cloud. Quasar® offers immense auto-scaling capabilities with advanced content security mechanisms. It is offered in monthly, annual as well as industry-first Adhoc plans
CapMate™ is an advanced Native Cloud platform for Automated verification and correction of Subtitle and Caption files. It can help you efficiently deal with issues like Captions/Audio sync, Burnt-in text overlap, Compliance, Profanity and timing issues.
Pulsar™ is the fastest, most comprehensive and versatile on-premise file-based Automated QC system. It supports wide range of QC checks with support for HDR, Harding PSE, IMF, Image sequences and Adaptive bitrate formats.
Pulsar PPU is a usage based on-premise File QC system and provides the same QC capabilities as Pulsar. Users can pay on adhoc basis purely according to the content volume processed or they can sign-up for a monthly subscription.
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