No more Content QC headaches
Pulsar makes it incredibly simple!
- Fastest Analysis Speed
- Wide range of analysis parameters
- Widely integrated
6x real-time HD Analysis
Super charge your workflow
Get the “Rapid” Advantage
- Quick Scanning & Sorting
- Workflow Gatekeeper
- Use for workflow optimization
Adaptive Bitrate QC without hassles
- Integrated Analysis & Reporting
- Auto template assignment per encoding
- Work on on-premise & HTTP URL content
Pulsar is the fastest, most comprehensive and versatile file-based Automated QC system in the market. It automates quality check and control at every stage of the content life-cycle. With support for latest technologies such as HDR, IMF and 4K, Pulsar allows you to remain ahead of the curve by tackling the quality issues early and efficiently. What’s more, it’s incredibly simple to use!
With support for all Broadcast/OTT formats along with wide range of checks, Pulsar is ready to be used in wide range of workflows including Broadcast, Production, Post Production, Media Services, Archiving and Over-the-Top.
Product features & benefits
Fast & Scalable
Process your 4K files faster than real-time, HD files at 6x faster than real-time and SD files about 12x or faster than real-time. You can set-up a Pulsar farm for high content volumes.
Perform QC of your Dolby-Vision, HDR-10 and HDR-10+ content. You can perform a variety of metadata validation checks along with detailed reporting of HDR parameters. The HDR toolset in Pulsar is the most comprehensive and can significantly aid in setting up & managing your HDR workflows efficiently.
Pulsar has the most comprehensive support for IMF packages. Some of the key capabilities include:
- Support for Application# 2E and SMPTE TSP 2121
- Supplementary package support
- CPL and OPL based validation
- Sidecar composition map validation
- Photon integration
With built-in support for adaptive bitrate formats as well as fragmented MP4, Pulsar allows users to automate the QC of Video-on-demand assets. Key capabilities include:
- Formats. MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming
- Encrypted packages support.
- Auto-assignment of different QC templates to different encoding profiles.
- Adaptive bitrate package specific checks to help validate the integrity of ABR packages.
Ensure that your content is compliant with country regulations as well as against your customer specifications.
- Photosensitive Epilepsy using Harding PSE engine & get a Harding certificate for every job.
- Compliance with Audio loudness against CALM act, EBU R128 and OP-59 recommendations.
- Compliance with legal luminance & chrominance range or RGB Gamuts.
- Compliance against presence of Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages in the content.
- Track layout requirements requiring you to have certain segments at the beginning and end of content. Read more
- Compliance against Netflix, iTunes, DPP, ARD-ZDF and many other organizations using our ready-to-use factory templates.
Many broadcasters and content application requires certain content segments to be present at head and tail of the content. This may include color bars, black frames, freeze frames, audio mute, tones and silence. Pulsar allows users to setup their custom track layouts and validate the overall structure. This can be done in conjunction with the template checks.
Wide range of checks
Formates & Verification Checks
Global Operations Director, Adstream
“After assessing other file-based QC systems, we found that Quasar was the correct solution for Adstream and solved the challenges of finding a single QC solution which included features required to offer the ability to QC commercial content against unique regional needs at the volume required to service a global market”
Global Broadcast Services Manager, Adstream
“Product support and aftercare from Venera has been exceptional. In addition to supporting our specific needs, they ensured almost zero downtime even during product upgrades”
Post Finishing Artist
Quasar did save me considerable time this week in some last minute QC of live streamed content and found 3 issues that needed to be addressed. The speed and flexibility of Quasar processing was essential as the QC ran in a small window before going live.
Coordinator of Digital Archiving, Estonian Public Broadcasting
Pulsar is an important addition to our infrastructure and will help us obtain higher operational efficiencies from our content workflows. We looked at major QC players in the market and selected Pulsar because of its high performance and accuracy of results. As Public Broadcaster, we verify new material coming daily from production and will use Pulsar for that but even more important role of Pulsar would be to keep an eye on large volumes of old archive material being mass-digitized from analogue tapes with its QC reports
VP of Broadcast Engineering & System Design, AMC Networks
Given our positive experience with our initial Pulsar installation in improving the quality of the content in our file-based workflow, as well as Venera’s ongoing support and responsiveness to our requests since our first Pulsar installation in 2013, we chose to expand our QC operations with additional Pulsar systems, which we have found provide us the best value and ROI.
Vincent S. Lyons
Vice President of Digital Media Services, Encompass Digital Media
In Pulsar we have found the combination of simplicity, performance and features that we have been looking for in a media file QC software
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Ability to process four files at a time
Can use up to 32 Cores
Fastest Edition of Pulsar
Ideal for high volume operations
Ability to process one file at a time
Can use up to 8 cores
Ideal for normal operations
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