Quality Control

Helps Members to optimise the use of automated quality control systems.

EBU Group on Quality Control

The topic of Quality Control is part of the EBU's Strategic Programme on Video Systems.

Main activities:

  • Helps Members optimise the use of their automated Quality Control systems.
  • Our EBU.IO/QC tool provides access to hundreds of QC Test Items, each with a detailed description of a test that can be performed on audio/visual material. A public API is available for automated access to the collection. Users can also create and export sets of QC Items in Templates using the web GUI.
  • Aims to provide guidance and share best practices on the practical implementation of QC, e.g. via Technical Review articles and the organisation of workshops and seminars.
  • Current focus is on:
    • Updating existing QC Tests ("maintenance")
    • Adding QC Tests for Subtitling/Captioning
    • Adding QC Tests for IMF

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