Big Bang Post invests in Vidcheck file-delivery QC

Bristol facility house Big Bang Post Production has invested in a Vidcheck Vidchecker-post automated quality control solution from ATG Danmon UK. This will be used to ensure that files leaving the facility are up to the technical standard specified by the Digital Production Partnership.”We are a full-facilities post production house offering editing, graphic effects, grading, audio tracklay, mixing and sound design as well as kit hire,” comments Tim Bolt, co-founder and Managing Director of Big Bang.

“Vidchecker-post enables us to make certain that all content files produced for our customers conform fully to the signal and metadata parameters approved by the UK’s major broadcasters. It performs a thorough check of video and audio quality and our operators can choose between multiple levels of checking including fail-on-error.”

“Vidcheck products continue to be in strong demand throughout the broadcast and media market,” adds ATG Danmon UK Product Sales Manager Chris Elson. “Vidchecker-post slots perfectly into operations at Big Bang Post by automatically measuring and correcting the quality of the master files. It comes complete with templates for the DPP delivery specification so is an easy automated process to set up. This enables Big Bang to concentrate on the creative process without the distraction of monitoring the technical aspects of each file.

“Vidchecker is accredited by the DPP. If a file passes the Vidcheck tests, this is accepted by all UK broadcasters. Vidchecker is highly cost-effective and hardware efficient, producing reports certifying the tests done and the results. “If any issues arise, Vidchecker-post lists the timecodes showing exactly where the problems are plus a description of each event in language that an editor can easily understand. The version we supplied includes an AVC Intra decoder which generates the exactly file format specified by the DPP for UK broadcast content.”

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