No more Content QC headaches
Pulsar makes it incredibly simple!
- Fastest Analysis Speed
- Wide range of analysis parameters
- Widely integrated
6x real-time HD Analysis
Super charge your workflow
Get the “Rapid” Advantage
- Quick Scanning & Sorting
- Workflow Gatekeeper
- Use for workflow optimization
Adaptive Bitrate QC without hassles
- Integrated Analysis & Reporting
- Auto template assignment per encoding
- Work on on-premise & HTTP URL content
PulsarTM 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. Along with RapidTM add-on module, Pulsar can be used to perform quick scanning, QC, auto sorting and in-depth verification at any stage of the workflow. What’s more, it’s incredibly simple to use!
With support for all Broadcast/OTT formats along with wide range of checks, Pulsar is ready to be used in wide range of workflows including Broadcast, Production, Post Production, Media Services, Archiving and Over-the-Top.
Fast & Scalable
Processes your HD files at 6x faster than real-time and SD files about 12x or faster than real-time. You can set-up a Pulsar farm for high content volumes. Designed on a scalable architecture, Pulsar can be expanded to any file-based workflow size.
Wide range of Checks
You can perform technically complicated checks such as Field Dominance, Cadence Digital Hits or Active Aspect Ratio with Pulsar. You can also make sure your media is in compliance with regulations and standards such as the EBU R128, CALM act or OP-59 recommendations. List of checks →
Pulsar, in combination with its Rapid add-on, gives you unprecedented flexibility in workflow design. You can perform quick scanning, sorting, fast analysis or in-depth QC at workflow stages of your choice. Read more →
Many large and small organizations worldwide customers are already enjoying the Pulsar advantage, validating large volumes of content 24×7 as part of their production workflows.
Designed for operators, Pulsar has an intuitive interface and simple configurable reports. With logical grouping of errors along with user-defined configurations, Pulsar ensures that you are not bogged down with a large number of unnecessary errors.
Adaptive Bitrate QC
With built-in support for adaptive bitrate formats such as MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, you can deploy Pulsar in Video-ON-Demand (VOD) environments. Read more →
Pulsar supports failover redundancy for automatic take-over in case of hardware failure ensuring 24×7 operations. Advanced facility for organizations who don’t allow any single point of failure in their workflow.
Some common checks
Digital Hits or Video Drops
Camera Dead Pixels
Do you receive large volumes of content on regular basis?
Do you rely on manual processing for scanning and sorting the content into your workflow?
RapidTM add-on module saves you numerous hours by automating the content scanning and sorting process. You can use Rapid in combination with Pulsar in-depth verification at various stages of your process to design an efficient, QC workflow. Rapid can be used seamlessly from the Pulsar interface thereby allowing seamless administration for your operators. It can also be used through Pulsar web-services API.
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A variety of parameters such as incorrect media parameters, invalid file names or incorrect file extension can render incoming content unsuitable for your workflow. Rapid can act as a workflow gatekeeper helping you spot these issues quickly and automatically before content gets inside your workflow.
Rapid works at blazing speeds and taking only a few minutes to process a typical media file boosting the efficiency of the entire workflow. There is no longer a need to scan hundreds and thousands of files manually. This helps you use your resources more efficiently. Moreover, the files with issues can be automatically quarantined along with reports helping you interact with your suppliers efficiently.
With its innovative and easy to use rule-based structure, you can define video/audio/container rules and accordingly sort the files into appropriate folders for subsequent processing. This feature and its intuitive user interface, is unique in the industry and provides you with unmatched ability and control in managing your incoming content efficiently and effectively.
Given our positive experience with our initial Pulsar installation in improving the quality of the content in our file-based workflow, as well as Venera’s ongoing support and responsiveness to our requests since our first Pulsar installation in 2013, we chose to expand our QC operations with additional Pulsar systems, which we have found provide us the best value and ROI.
Michael Mallozzi, VP of Broadcast Engineering & System Design – AMC Networks
In Pulsar we have found the combination of simplicity, performance and features that we have been looking for in a media file QC software
Vincent S. Lyons, Vice President of Digital Media Services – Encompass Digital Media
Pulsar is an important addition to our infrastructure and will help us obtain higher operational efficiencies from our content workflows. We looked at major QC players in the market and selected Pulsar because of its high performance and accuracy of results. As Public Broadcaster, we verify new material coming daily from production and will use Pulsar for that but even more important role of Pulsar would be to keep an eye on large volumes of old archive material being mass-digitized from analogue tapes with its QC reports
Heiki Männik, Coordinator of Digital Archiving – Estonian Public Broadcasting
Venera showcases its Cloud Based QC at APEX EXPO 2018
Venera is pleased to announce that they will be at APEX EXPO 2018, participating in a panel discussion about a QC-integrated cloud-based content delivery workflow system for the Airline industry, as well as exhibiting Quasar, our leading cloud-based QC software. APEX EXPO is an annual trade show sponsored by Airline Passenger Experience, held this year from September 24th through 27th in Boston, USA!
First, Venera will be participating in a highly anticipated panel discussion along with colleagues and partners from castLabs, Lufthansa Systems, and Amazon Web Services to talk about cloud-based content delivery for the IFE (In Flight Entertainment) systems. IFE has largely remained in a 45-60 day terrestrial-based content delivery supply chain. In this session they will discuss how an automated cloud-based supply chain, including an integrated QC solution, can streamline content delivery by putting content onboard quicker and less expensively. This session will be held at 2:30 PM on Monday 9/24, as part of Track B2 of the Educational Sessions. Learn more.
Second, Venera will be exhibiting Quasar, the first native cloud-based QC service that can help automate and streamline the important and resource intensive task of QC of content bound for the aircrafts. Quasar contains advanced analysis capabilities and is pre-loaded with QC templates built specifically based on APEX Technology group’s recommended media specifications. It helps IFE content management systems reduce their cost and time in validating the content that is regularly loaded on the aircrafts. Furthermore, working with castLabs, we’ll show a proof of concept cloud-based workflow system for IFE content, integrated with Quasar, which is aimed at improving the efficiencies of IFE content management and delivery. Please visit us at Booth #762 from Tuesday September 25th through Thursday September 27th.
|No of simultaneous files||4||1||1|
|Nielsen watermark *||*||*||N|
|PCM/MPEG Loudness correction *||*||*||*|
|Adaptive Bitrate Formats||Supported||Supported||N|
|Harding PSE *||*||*||N|
|Media Player *||*||*||*|
|Controller Plus *||*||N||N|
|Web Service API||Supported||Supported||N|
|Verification Unit cluster||Supported||N||N|
* Optional feature
** Selective formats available. Contact us for more details.
Verification Unit Cluster: Ability to cluster multiple Verification Units together to process a larger number of files simultaneously.
Controller Plus: Ability to provide automatic fail-over redundancy for the Pulsar Controller.
Rapid: A module that allows to quickly check and sort media files based on metadata header information.
Media Player: Media player linked with Pulsar reports for visual review.
Pulsar file-based QC overview
Pulsar can be used by broadcasters, IPTV/Cable/OTT operators, Production/Post-Production and Archiving companies to improve the efficiency of their file-based QC workflows.
Pulsar/Quasar at SMPTE 2016
AT SMPTE 2016 we participated in an interview along with one of our customers, 3rdiQC, to talk about the growing need of content QC.
Pulsar Pay-Per-Use overview
Use Pulsar’s powerful file-based QC capabilities with a Pay-Per-Use offering without compromising the security of your content and without making any CAPEX.
Pulsar at IBC 2014
Video interview with Post Perspective at IBC 2014 discussing the new announcements and enhancements at the show.
Increasingly, viewers are now consuming content over heterogeneous devices and networks. This ranges from low end hand-held devices running over traditional wireless networks to high-end televisions streaming HD content over IP networks. Many of these viewers/users also sit behind corporate firewalls that do not allow anything other than HTTP content to pass through
Broadcasters, operators, and OTT service providers are processing increasing volumes of file based content. Where-ever possible, this content undergoes QC using traditional file based content QC solutions. These solutions support wide range of formats and quality checks but are not always the best answer to the emerging content QC needs
Article in TV-Bay KitPlus magazine (November 2014 Edition)
“File-based QC systems for small and mid-sized media organizations: challenges and benefits” by Vikas Singhal.