James Richings, general manager of EditShare, said to be looking forward to demonstrate the QC integration at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam.
The growing list of file formats, codecs, color spaces and other variables that affect content quality and distribution has positioned automated QC, according to their own statement, as a critical component for productions.
“There is a tremendous amount of mandatory file checks such as loudness control, EBU R128 and PSE checking. It can be challenging for a technical director, never mind the editor or color grader, who are often tasked with fixing some of these requests. Many need assistance with how they can correctly conform their content to the latest broadcast standard but don’t have access to the QC technology”, explains Richings. The integration of Quales withing the Flow solution would solve pain points.
“With the integration into Flow and Automation, media content will always be assured, and controlled, throughout any workflow, no matter the complexity and localization of the assets," sais Daniel Roques, COO of Quales QC.
The Quales user interface is supposed to be giving an instant visual presentation of the quality checked file. Flow users, which include producers, post supervisors, editors and other non-engineer staff, should have an intuitive visual aid to spot-check content. With QC offered as a core capability within the EditShare Flow media asset management platform, users will be able to systematically QC content at any point across the workflow as opposed to the traditional process of QC checks prior to distribution.
In addition to Flow integration, the industry will be able to purchase the standalone Quales QC solution from global resellers.