Automated quality control for file-based content

Content Analysis for Quality Control (QC) of file-based video ingested from different sources, encoded at different bit rates / formats and utilizing different compression standards for SD/HD, VOD or IPTV delivery presents considerable challenges to QC teams.

Cerify is a fully automated system for verifying/checking file-based content prior to transmission or use. Solutions range from windows-based PC standalone workstations to enterprise-wide solutions that interface to 3rd party automation or asset management systems.

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Models in the Cerify Series: 

Model Cerify
Application Software CYSW
Monitoring Encoding Errors, AFD detection & change, Syntax Errors, Format, Bit Rate, Quantization, Frame Rate, GOP Length/bit rate/Structure, Aspect Ratio, Pixel Aspect Ratio, Color Format, Buffer Analysis, File Size, Correct PID, CableLabs VoD Compliance, Partial Checks, Number of Video and Audio Streams, Number of Audio Channels/Tracks, Video Playtime, Signal Levels, Gamut, Luminance, Chrominance, Black Frame Detection, Video Quality (Blockiness), Freeze Frame Detection, Field Order, Quantization, Cadence, Missing Frame, Audio Playtime, Peak and Minimum Levels, Audio Loss, Clipping, Silence, Mute, Test Tones, Multitrack Audio Testing, Peak Audio-level Reporting, Audio Loudness Testing per ATSC A/85 and EBU R128, PPM Audio Ballistics, Loudness Tests across Multiple Tracks, Dolby-E Guard Band Interval, Automated Audio Loudness Normalization, Audio Phase Mismatch, Closed Caption, Teletext, and DVB Subtitles: Presence and Standards Compliance, Timecode Continuity, Integrity, and Synchronization across Timecode pairs, Photosensitive Epilepsy (PSE) Testing per U.K.'s Ofcom & Japan NAB specifications
Network Interfaces IP, FTP, SMB
Number of Inputs Server hardware dependent
Number of Outputs Web UI, API, E-mail, Action Scripts, PDF/XML/HTML reports
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Automated objective testingImprove consistency of results, levels of quality and find errors many visual inspections will miss
Processes multiple files simultaneously on standard PC and server platformsCost-effective, software-only solution that runs on customer’s PC hardware
User definable test templatesEnable Conformance Agreements for content exchange between content suppliers and broadcasters
Logs all testing and resultsDetailed reports provide an audit trail of testing
Multi-user intuitive browser interfaceWeb-based user control for local and remote sites
Integrates with video servers and automationStreamlined automated workflow
User definable quality levelsAllows QC managers to define required quality levels for different content types, uses and delivery channels
Configurable by the number of channels requiredLowest entry price for Auto-QC, and enables expansion from a single channel as throughput increases
Straightforward email-friendly template sharing across all installed Cerify solutionsWork to the same standards as the content distribution ingest or push standards back to content creation
CeriTalk interfaceEnables Automation and Asset Management systems to control testing and receive results
Photo Sensitive Epilepsy (PSE)Enables detection of video material that may cause epileptic seizures in certain individuals



Cerify® and Dolby® DP600

The need for reliable, consistent quality control of audio and video streams is constant. By integrating Cerify and Dolby's DP600 Program Optimizer into your workflow, the entire quality control process is automated. Learn more by reading the technical brief integrating Cerify and Dolby for a winning quality duo.

Integrating Cerify® and Digital Rapids Transcode Manager

Read the technical brief on how the integration between Cerify and Digital Rapids Transcode Manager is accomplished leveraging Tektronix' CeriTalk API.

How to Correctly Detect Aspect Ratio

Accurately detecting the aspect ratio of the non-black areas of a picture is essentials for correct playout. Learn more on how Cerify® detects aspect ratios on both SD and HD formats.

Challenges of Quality Control for File-Based Video

This Cerify application note discusses 5 critical issues content delivery services are facing to ensure correctly repurposed files are reaching broadcast and content-on-demand audiences.

A Guide to Ensuring Digital Video Service Quality

A Guide to Ensuring Digital Video Service Quality

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming

Monitoring and quality control of Adaptive Bitrate Streaming platforms is as important as the ABR systems themselves. This white paper explains how to deliver the highest possible quality video and audio programming over a robust and reliable service delivery platform.

Quality of Service Monitoring

With Tektronix equipment, deliver the highest possible quality video and audio programming over a robust and reliable service delivery platform.

Content Readiness in Cable Workflows

 Why content readiness is such an important part of competitive readiness.

A Guide to Understanding QoE to Improve Viewer Experience

See some of the most frequent types of QoE errors and how to fix/prevent them.

Essential Guide to Automating Quality Control in File-based Workflows

This guide provides an overview of file based workflows and the challenges related to quality control of file based content.


Closed Caption Monitoring & Analysis

Let Tektronix guide you through the ABC’s of closed caption monitoring and analysis. We’ll provide a background on the FCC rules and the requirements for establishing best practices. In addition, we will provide some troubleshooting tips and real world examples to help you stay in compliance and keep your customers happy.

Automating Quality Control

The emergence of file-based workflows in the film and television industry has changed how content is created and distributed, enabling new ways to reach more viewers, but also introducing new challenges for producers and operators.  In this webinar, you’ll learn about the types of errors that can be present in video files, and how an automated quality control system can detect them efficiently.

Cerify Related Information

QCloud Integrated Product Partners

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Challenges of Quality Control for File-Based Video

5 critical issues content delivery services are facing to ensure correctly repurposed files are reaching broadcast and content-on-demand audiences.

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