EditShare will introduce QScan, a new line of automated quality control (AQC) software for file-based audio and video production workflow, at NAB 2018.

QScan is built on the same Quales QC engine, acquired last year, that drove its previous AQC products, which were limited to checking four files at one time. The new system can be scaled up across multiple nodes, the company said, making it more usable in much larger facilities.

The line-up will include: QScan One, which processes one file at a time and is aimed at small post facilities; QScan Pro, which can process four files at a time and is designed for mid-sized facilities with multiple departments such as editing, color and VFX requiring access to the system; and QScan Max, a scalable multi-node system that can process four files concurrently at each node that will be pitched to telcos and VOD and OTT providers who need to be able to test hundreds of files at once. Each system can be upgraded to the next step up the ladder, EditShare said.

Editshare QScan AQC system

“Regardless of the size of your facility, if you are delivering content to OTT providers or broadcasters today, having a robust AQC workflow like EditShare QScan is table stakes for doing business,” said Howard Twine, the company’s director of software strategy, in a prepared statement. “While there are many options out there, the beauty of QScan is that it can be utilized at any point in the workflow. For example, in post-production, as an editor or post supervisor, you can easily confirm your files are clean before you even start your project. And with the scalable, tiered package options, we are offering everyone … a tailored package and pricing model.”

QScan connects natively to EditShare’s Flow media asset management, allowing users to validate files as they move through the production pipeline from ingest and editorial to VFX, grading and delivery. Errors are noted in metadata on a visual content timeline to offer an early alert about potential issues, and the system ships with preconfigured templates to help set delivery to different OTT, VOD and broadcast specs and for different regions.

QScan AQC Workflow

QScan AQC Workflow
Source: EditShare

QScan will be available as a standalone system or can be used with third-party asset management and ingest systems via the QScan RESTful API. EditShare’s website highlighted media asset management systems from ioGates, TransMedia Dynamics and VSN as potential integration targets.

EditShare will be demoing the new QScan system at its NAB booth SL8620, and is offering a free 14-day trial download at its website.

EditShare QScan: qscan.editshare.com