EditShare is spotlighting IMF next week, bringing a demo of its QScan automated quality control system to the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Desert, CA.
QScan is a single-pass file-scanner that looks for flaws in media files — blank frames, blockiness, dropouts, dead pixels, and many more types of artifacts, errors and spec violations — encoded with a range of industry-standard video and audio codecs including Apple ProRes, DNxHD, H.264 and HEVC.
QScan is available in different versions. QScan One allows small post facilities to scan one file at a time, while the high-end QScan Max is a multi-node system with infinite concurrent scanning capabilities. The system comes with a supply of templates including AS-11 delivery presets as well as support for IMF package testing — reading the appropriate XML files and ensuring the compliance of a complete IMF package, EditShare said. A compliant IMF workflow eliminates redundancy and increases efficiency across the content supply chain. That means awareness of multiple master file formats, different versions and edits, different resolutions and frame rates, aspect ratios, languages, for potential distribution across multiple geographical destinations.
QScan has compliance certification from the Digital Production Partnership (DPP), a U.K. nonprofit founded by the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, and the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA).
EditShare will be showing QScan in the HPA Tech Retreat Innovation Zone from February 11–15 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. For more on the HPA Tech Retreat visit hpaonline.com.