Verify captions, languages, and descriptions with Avid QC
Take the stress out of media verification
File-based workflows have rapidly overtaken tape, but file complexity is increasing. Today, a single asset can have individual files for 16 different languages. It’s a challenge to ensure content is being distributed in the right languages with the correct captions at the right times. Avid QC makes the process easy by automating closed caption and video description verification, caption alignment, and language identification for broadcast and IP workflows.
Deliver accurate closed captioning
Avid QC compares captions to an audio track’s spoken words, verifying their presence and that they both match. It determines the caption quality level by comparing each intersection of dialogue to its corresponding caption segment. Verification is based on configurable settings, which outline acceptable levels of caption accuracy, timing, and coverage. A detailed report of test results then shows if content passes or fails, providing timecodes of problem areas.
Align captions quickly
You can have Avid QC repair caption synchronization problems too by comparing the timecodes of the words spoken in the audio track to the corresponding timecodes in the caption file. Avid QC then automatically adjusts the timecodes in the caption file so that the captions are properly aligned with the spoken words, returning a new, accurately-timed caption file that’s ready for distribution or playout.
Easily make sure the language in each audio track matches the intended one—independent of any metadata. Using a configurable test profile, Avid QC analyzes each audio track, confirming if the primary language spoken is correct, or identifying the language detected if not. You can check an infinite number of tracks at the same time for any piece of media. Avid QC also supports caption and subtitle language verification, enabling easy language identification of any file.
Avid Dialogue Search
Avid Illuminate Caption Verification and Alignment
MediaCentral | Phonetic Index
|Avid Illuminate Language Verification|
Arabic (Modern Standard)
Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin)
English (Australian, North American, UK, International)
French (Canadian, European)
Spanish (Castilian, Latin American)
Verify video description
To verify video description content, Avid QC analyzes both the primary and secondary audio programs. It then compares the program audio tracks against one another, identifying all segments in which the description track contains dialogue not present on the primary track, and returns a pass/fail result with a detailed report containing the timecodes where video description was detected.
Interact easily with the web interface
Avid QC includes a powerful web-based user interface for setting up and configuring your quality-control tests. Easily create profiles indicating which tests to execute, with the ability to configure multiple parameters per test, and review results right in the interface. Once created, you can easily clone and modify profiles, enabling anyone to tune profiles based on the unique distribution requirements.
Scale up as business grows
While a single server can process thousands of hours of content per day—and will more than likely meet most customers’ needs—additional servers can be added to provide higher availability or throughput. And because Avid QC can be installed and operated on premises or in a cloud environment, you gain great flexibility and access across your entire organization.