New Telestream Vidchecker complies with Netflix IMF requirements
Telestream has announced the integration of Netflix Photon Java code for easy compliance testing within the latest version of Telestream’s Vidchecker automated quality control (QC) system. Photon is the open source java code provided by Netflix for parsing, interpreting and validating constituent files that make an Interoperable Master Package (IMP) of content for submission to Netflix.
Targeting broadcasters, caption & OTT service providers, production facilities and post houses, Vidchecker 7.2 significantly simplifies and speeds up compliance testing for all Netflix submissions. Rather than using Netflix’s rudimentary and time-consuming command line interface, contributors can test for proper IMF packaging using the automated QC capabilities central to Vidchecker, including the automatic creation of easy-to-read output reports.
The development of this new functionality within Telestream Vidchecker is driven by the search for increased efficiency and automation within file-based workflows. With Vidchecker 7.2, report data can be used in decision-making programs within Telestream Vantage workflows. Furthermore, Vidchecker now provides sophisticated workflow enhancement capabilities including HDR QC testing as a standard feature.
“The rapid evolution of Netflix has proved to be a major business driver for enterprises worldwide, so anything that simplifies and speeds up content contribution to the platform is good news for many organizations,” commented Paul Turner, Vice President of Enterprise Products at Telestream. “Vidchecker is an elegant QC solution and its close integration of both Netflix Photon and Vantage means that Telestream customers have a real advantage in contributing fully compliant content to Netflix.”