BASEBAND PLAYER

The Baseband Video Player plug-in is a media file to baseband video player designed to support visual technical quality control (QC) operations or ad-hoc video playback. The player decodes file essence and utilises a video card to output the HD/SD SDI (embedded audio) baseband for viewing on a video monitor. All common professional file formats are supported, and the service provides frame accurate seeking for efficient operations.

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In audio and video quality control there is no substitute for visual inspection – the Baseband Video Player is the ideal tool to support this function in the file domain in an uncomplicated manner.Accessed from the QA tab of the BLAM the Baseband Video Player is designed to support visual technical quality assurance (QA) operations or ad-hoc video playback. The player service decodes file essence and outputs baseband SDI for viewing on a video monitor. All common professional file formats are supported, and the service provides frame accurate seeking for fast operations.Operationally the browser based player provides frame accurate random seek access to the media file. The play head position may be controlled by mouse or keyboard shortcuts, and physical machine (VTR) emulation control is afforded through a Shuttle Pro tool if required. Typically the tech QA process requires that the essence is viewed in its entirety and any faults or issues noted. The Blue Lucy Baseband Player service maintains play head positional information to allow frame accurate annotations to be captured by the viewer and attributed to the content. The annotations are stored in the BLAM for later use.If the tech QA needs to focus on reported errors only the player provides the capability to skip through the file to segments which have been flagged. The player timeline may be pre-populated with markers highlighting errors, reported against time-code, from a file based QC system or from the VTR channel condition status captured during ingest – this is particularly useful in the case of unattended bulk archive digitisation.