EBU looks at QC from the creative, business and technical side
04 September 2012
So you thought your programme is ready? Think again. Are you really sure you selected the right MPEG profile? Are there no RIP errors in the MXF? The audio is not too loud? No flashes that could trigger a PSE attack? No subliminal messages from the sponsor? Many things can go wrong between the creation of a programme and the moment it is played out to air. Often it doensn't, but sometimes it will. Unless.. your Quality Control (QC) workflow detects the problem in time. A similar case can be made for the need for QC in (usually very big) archive migration projects, that you really don't want to redo - if that is even possible at all.
QC used to be straightforward when all was tape-based, but
do you know what your Quicktime or MXF file really contains?
The challenges of QC have grown with the increase in the amount of content, the choice of (technical) formats, the rise in the number of outlets and the move to file-based production facilities. What used to be a simple, human-eyes and wafeform only job, is moving to a (semi-)automatic software-aided workflow that verifies content at strategic points throughout its lifetime.
QC Workshop 7-8 Nov 2012
On 7 and 8 November 2012 the EBU will organise a QC Workshop which will discuss the state-of-the-art of media QC from the business, creative, and technical angle. More than 10 QC product providers will demo their implementations, shown around an AS-11 workflow (the process used by the UK Digital Production Partnership). Broadcasters and implementers will also present use cases of how they addressed the QC challenge head-on. EBU Members and non-Members are welcome to register here. For more information, contact: Frans de Jong.more items...
|For EBU Members special visits to QC product vendors are being organized at the IBC.
See the list and register here.
The following vendors will participate in the QC demos during the EBU QC Workshop: