Automated File-Based QC
Pulsar is the fastest, most comprehensive, and versatile file-based Automated QC system in the market. It automates quality check and control at every stage of the content life-cycle. With support for the latest technologies, such as HDR, IMF and 4K, Pulsar allows you to remain ahead of the curve by tackling the quality issues early and efficiently. Additionally, it’s incredibly simple to use. With support for all Broadcast/OTT formats along with a wide range of checks, Pulsar is ready to be used in a wide range of workflows, including Broadcast, Production, Post Production, Media Services, Archiving, and Over-the-Top.
Fastest QC system in the market with up to 6x faster than real-time analysis speed for HD content and near real-time analysis for JPEG-2000 4K content. Faster QC results into lesser licenses for a given content volume with a direct impact on investment in the QC system. It also improves the workflow throughout with quicker access to QC results. You can also easily setup a verification cluster with multiple QC verification units for higher system throughout.
Perform QC of your Dolby-Vision, HDR-10, and HDR-10+ content. You can perform a variety of metadata validation checks along with detailed reporting of HDR parameters. You can also cross-check the video properties between the HDR metadata and the video essence. The HDR toolset in Pulsar is the most comprehensive and significantly aids in setting up and managing your HDR workflows efficiently.
Pulsar has the most comprehensive support for IMF packages. Some of the key capabilities include:
With built-in support for adaptive bitrate formats as well as fragmented MP4, Pulsar allows users to automate the QC of Video-on-demand assets. Key capabilities include:
Ensures that your content complies with country regulations and customer specifications.
Many content applications, such as advertisement content delivery, require certain content segments to be present at the head and tail of the content. These content segments may include color bars, black frames, freeze frames, slates, audio mute, tones, and silence. You can set up your custom track layouts and validate the overall structure. This can be done in conjunction with the template checks.
An overview of the Pulsar features:
Pulsar is based on SOA architecture and exposes XML/SOAP APIs for integration. Pulsar has been integrated with multiple leading suppliers in the industry. SDK is available for free with access to sample codes, WSDL and documentation, using which you can easily integrate Pulsar with your workflow management system.
|No of simultaneous files||4||1||1||1|
|Verification Unit cluster||Yes||No||No||No|
|Web Service API||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Media Player *||*||*||*||*|
|Controller Plus *||*||No||No||No|
|Nielsen watermark *||*||*||No||No|
|Loudness correction *||*||*||*||*|
|Adaptive Bitrate Formats||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Harding PSE *||*||*||*||*|
|Audio Language Identification||*||*||*||No|
* Optional feature
The Pulsar system specifications:
Conformance, Format, File Size, Media Info metadata dump, File name validation, MD5, SHA1 Hash, No of streams, Incorrect extension, Selective track analysis
MXF: AS-11 descriptive metadata, Version, Operational pattern, Timecode presence/track count/mode/start value/source, Index table presence/location/completeness/correctness, Origin parameters, KLV alignment grid/fill elements, Partitions validity/Status/Completeness/Instance count/Index table presence/Essence presence/Max length, Essence wrapping/external check/referencing/partition strategy, Audio track numbers/element size/channel count/configurations, Descriptive metadata presence/scheme, Run-in sequence, Random index pack, Segmentation track, File package count, Index edit rate, Index duration, Audio/Video sample rate, Audio/Video stream type, Audio/Video edit rate, Video line map, Stored width, Stored height, Display width, Display height, Aspect ratio, Component depth, Horizontal sub-sampling, Vertical sub-sampling, System item presence, Block Align, Channel status mode, Fixed channel status data, Stored F2 offset, Display F2 offset, Sampled X/Y offset, Display X/Y offset, Identical GOP indicator, Edit unit byte count, Slice count, Dark metadata, Timecode frame drop, Audio locked/unlocked status, Audio ref level, Sampling rate, Quantization bits, Average bytes per second, Index start position, Single index location, Single essence location, Forward index direction, Image start/end offset, Color siting, Padding bits, Black ref level, White ref level, Color range, Constant B picture flag, Single sequence, Low delay
Transport Streams: SCTE35, Program count, PCR Jitter, Packet Length, PID Usage, PIDs, PID Bitrate, Packet Intervals, PAT checks, PMT checks, Stream checks, PES checks, Language Metadata Verification
QuickTime: Checks and correction for PASP, FIEL, GAMA, CLAP, COLR. Channel Configuration, Track properties, Movie properties, Language Metadata Verification, Check disabled tracks, Check multiple codec entries, Check Timecode properties
Audio Codec, Sampling Frequency, Quantization Bits, Channels, Bitrate (CBR/VBR), Drops, Silence, Mute, Test Tones, Loudness (R128, CALM, AGCOM, ARIB, Speech Gated), Loudness Range, Dialnorm, Sample Peak (DBFS, PPM), True Peak, Dual Mono, Clipping, EAS tone, Phase Mismatch, Nielsen Watermarks, Language ID, Mosquito Tone, Quasi Peak
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