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Tektronix Cerify Automated QC Software with HA

Tektronix Cerify Automated QC Software with HA

Tektronix Cerify Automated QC Software with HA

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Product Highlights

  • Automated QC for File-Based Video
  • Includes High Availability Dongle
  • 1Description

The Tektronix Cerify is a primary license, single-channel, fully automated quality control software for file-based video. It supports video ingested from different sources, encoded at different bit rates / formats, and utilizing different compression standards for SD/HD, VOD, or IPTV delivery. It allows verifying/checking 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.

The included HA feature (High Availability) is for users with a server cluster. It provides a second dongle allowing you to assign a backup unit to continue processing files in case the supervisor unit goes down.


Key Features
  • Exception-based technical compliance to enable QC teams to focus only on the problem content and the subjective requirements
  • Performs consistent and thorough checks of incoming video files against user-defined templates
  • Ensure quality of all audio tracks contained in the file simultaneously with one pass
  • Integrates with video servers
  • Logs errors, informs automation systems, plus programmable actions such as E-mail User Alert, Quarantine, and Move Files
  • XML-based templates to reduce ingest rejection due to non-compliance
  • Web-based multi-user interface
  • Flexible Windows software-only solution
  • All the test features of the Cerify 200 Auto-QC product
  • CeriTalk API for integration with automation and asset management systems
  • Available in two configurations: stand-alone or Enterprise (clustered for higher parallel processing requirements)
Included Tests
  • Encoding Errors
  • Syntax Errors
  • Format
  • Bit Rate
  • Quantization
  • Frame Rate
  • GOP Length
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color Format
  • Buffer Analysis
  • File Size
  • Correct PID
  • CableLabs VoD Compliance
  • Number of Video and Audio Streams
  • Number of Audio Channels
  • Video Playtime
  • Signal Levels
  • Gamut
  • Luminance
  • Chrominance
  • Black Frame Detection
  • Video Quality (Blockiness)
  • Freeze Frame Detection
  • Field Order
  • Audio Playtime
  • Peak and Minimum Levels
  • Audio Loss
  • Clipping
  • Silence
  • Mute
  • Test Tones
  • Multitrack Audio Testing
  • Testing (except Dolby E)
  • Peak Audio-level Reporting (except Dolby E)
  • PPM Audio Ballistics
  • HA
  • Format: all frame sizes, bit rates, and resolutions for SD/HD and mixed workflows
  • Container: MPEG TS/PS, MXF, GXF, MP4, QuickTime, ASF (Windows Media), 3GPP, DNxHD (through QuickTime)
  • Video: MPEG-2 (IMX, XDCAM), H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1/WMV, V/DVCPro25/50/100/HD, Apple ProRes 422/422(HQ)/422(Proxy)/422(LT)/444 (no syntax checks), AVC-Intra (High10 Intra, High422 Intra, High444 Intra, and CAVLC Intra), JPEG-2000 (no syntax checks)
  • Audio: MPEG-1/2, AAC, HE AAC, PCM (AES, BWF, AIFF, WAV), DV, WMA, Dolby D / AC-3, Dolby E
  • Broadcasters: for checking audio and video after encoding, at ingest, after editing, after transcoding, and before playout for terrestrial, satellite, cable, internet, and video-on-demand content
  • Archiving: for checking integrity before and after archiving
  • Content Providers: for checking post production and aggregated content has been correctly encoded and conforms to the required quality and format
  • Cerify can be easily integrated with Automation and Asset Management systems using the CeriTalk API
  • XML-based test templates can be exchanged between Cerify systems, and applied as the definition of the required test standards between suppliers and broadcasters to establish Service-level Agreements and reduce costly churn (rework of content)
  • The Cerify Developer Community (CDC) of companies working together on integrated solutions is featured on the Tektronix website
Container-Level Transport System Tests
  • Correct standard and integrity
  • File size, bit rate, playtime, number of video and audio streams in transport container
  • Packet size, CableLabs VOD Compliance
  • Signaling of close captions, teletext
Video Tests
  • Correct encoding standard, profile, and syntax checks for encoding errors
  • GOP structure, quantization, frame rate, bit rate, frame size, interlaced/progressive, aspect ratio
  • Baseband tests including gamut levels, luma, chroma, signal levels, letterbox/pillarbox, playtime
  • Color depth, color format (4:2:0, 4:2:2), copyright
  • Black frames (lead in, lead out, and during the video), video quality (blockiness), frozen frames, field order
Audio Tests (Simultaneously on All Audio Tracks)
  • Correct encoding standard, profile, syntax checks for encoding errors
  • Sample rate, bit rate, playtime
  • Number of channels, peak and minimum signal levels on each channel
  • Audio silence (lead in, lead out, and during the video), clipping, mute, test tones
  • PPM audio ballistics
  • True peak-level tests for all supported audio codecs except Dolby E codec
Action Templates and Reporting
  • Copy or move file on success or error
  • E-mail alerts with test reports
  • Web-based on-screen job reports and detailed drill-down to error details
  • Text/HTML query reports of all files in the database with full file
  • Details and error reports
  • CeriTalk Automation API
  • Multiple user templates and profiles can be set up for different content types and sources
  • XML-based templates can be imported and exported
  • Automatic reprocessing of a file, if there is a change in the last modified time or the size of the file
  • ALC: Single channel of Automated Loudness Correction
  • CH: Additional Cerify single-channel software license (limit of 100 per CYSW)
  • ENT-5: Enterprise solution of up to 5 server units
  • ENT-10: Enterprise solution of up to 10 server units
  • ENT-20: Enterprise solution of up to 20 server units
  • ASM: One year of software updates and technical phone support per install of Cerify CYSW
  • HA: High Availability (second dongle for processing files with a back up unit
In the Box
Tektronix Cerify Automated QC Software with HA
  • Dongle (with Serial # and Dongle #)
  • HA Dongle
  • Disc
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    System Requirements For Single Channel of Cerify:
    Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, or Server 2008
    3 GHz processor speed
    2 GB RAM memory
    USB and Ethernet ports
    20 GB available hard drive space

    * Additional memory may be required to support a greater number of channels
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