An interview from the 2019 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Jeff Barnes of EditShare. EditShare is a technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV and film industries. Their groundbreaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance EFS central shared storage, AQC, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and Lightworks – the world’s first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application. In this interview Jeff talks with us about their Flow MAM & QScan Automated QC Solutions.
With ever-growing production demands and the associated increase in media assets and users required to access them, every production project needs a sophisticated media management toolset. With our heritage in shared storage solutions for broadcast and media, EditShare is uniquely positioned to understand these requirements and today our Flow production media asset management platform is at the heart of many of the worlds leading production facilities workflows.
Flow provides a powerful production media asset management (PAM) platform for creative control of all files during the production process including 4K and remote editorial workflows. Flow will tag, organize, and manage your media, improving efficiency and multiplying productivity. Flow Automation adds the ability to automate complex and repetitive workflow tasks including transcoding and QC. With AirFlow and Flow Story, it is possible to remotely access, edit and package media on your shared storage system, increasing the opportunities for creative development outside the boundaries of your facility. The Flow platform includes server-based modules as well as Mac OS X, Windows, and web client applications to create a complete palette of production tools. From ingest to archive, let Flow manage your workflow and set your media free.
QScan is a family of fully-featured Automatic Quality Control (AQC) systems, engineered to unobtrusively check the integrity of media files at user-definable points in a production workflow. QScan goes beyond regular QC solutions, offering comprehensive video and audio analysis. QScan is powered by the award-winning Quales AQC engine and can be used to provide compliance for file-based content delivery to any global standard. With built-in templates for common standards, the compliance testing process is extremely quick and easily managed.
In modern media workflows, the earlier any issues are found, the easier and faster it is to rectify them. Failure to check could result in major headaches further down the line. For this reason, Quality Control is often carried out at the start and then at the end of a workflow, manually or automatically. Unlike most QC solutions, QScan is unobtrusive and highly adaptable and can be applied at multiple points, seamlessly performing a series of automated tests on both the audio and video signals to confirm that files consistently meet channel specifications.
With the global exchange of programming content being traded around the world to broadcasters and VOD suppliers such as Netflix and Amazon, the need to deliver flawless files is paramount to everyone's business whether you are a large or small operator. Furthermore, with the requirements of mandatory file checking now becoming mainstream, there’s never a better time to implement an automated QC solution at your facility.
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