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InMEDIA

Tektronix Eases Video Ingest For Streaming
T

ektronix, a market leader
in broadcast video test,
monitoring and analysis solutions,
has announced that its Cerify
File-Based QC solution has been
certified by Netflix, making it easier
for content suppliers to deliver
video for streaming.
There continues to be an explosion
in the amount of video content that
is being provided to Video Service
Providers. With hundreds of potential
content suppliers, Video Service
Providers are struggling to perform
quality control on the incoming
content with the wide variability of
file formats, codec types, potential
syntax errors and organisational
variability of quality metrics.
This complexity in the digital

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Having Cerify ratified by Netflix will
ensure that content suppliers are in
compliance for delivery

supply chain increases the amount
of time it takes to standardise the
content to the VSPs’ ingest quality
standards before being ready for
the content prep workflow. In the
absence of industry wide content
delivery specifications, individual
VSPs are beginning to define their
own content delivery specification
for content suppliers.
Having Cerify certified by Netflix
can help ensure that content
suppliers are in compliance to
the required content delivery
specification. Content suppliers
will benefit from the reduced time
and expense of rejected content
and ensure that Netflix can ingest
content of a consistent quality.
“Tektronix’s Cerify plays a
significant role in the digital
supply chains of our content and
services partners,” said Christopher
Fetner, Director of Content Partner
Operations at Netflix. “We’re excited
to have collaborated with Tektronix
to influence the developments in
Cerify that ensures that their users
will have greater confidence when
delivering content to Netflix.”
In order to support Netflix,
Tektronix has added new content
types, test methods and profiles to
their automated content verification
system. Cerify is a fully automated
system for verifying/checking file-

There continues to be an explosion in the amount of video content that is
being delivered to video service providers

based content prior to transmission or
use. Solutions range from windowsbased PC standalone workstations
to enterprise-wide solutions that
interface to 3rd party automation
or asset management systems.
“Cerify ensures content readiness
in workflows that handle content for
different types of playout. Cerify is
the only enterprise-ready, scalable
QC solution suitable for various
stages of workflow like ingest,
transcode and archiving,” said
Eben Jenkins, General Manager,
Video Product Line at Tektronix.

“We expect that the new Netflix
influenced changes to Cerify will
help our current and future content
supplier customers address the
needs of delivering consistent high
quality assets to Netflix.”
At NAB2013, Tektronix and
Netflix will demo the result of their
collaboration. Bring your content to
the Tektronix booth where Tektronix
and Netflix Content Engineers will be
on hand to demonstrate how Cerify
can test your content to ensure
compliance to the Netflix delivery
specification.

InSTUDIO
Custom Consoles Supports BBC Elstree Studio Upgrades
C

ustom Consoles has announced
the completion of a relocation
and renewal project for BBC Studios
and Post Production, the BBC’s
commercial facilities arm.
Whilst the Television Centre site
is being redeveloped, BBC Studios
and Post Production has relocated its
London studios business to Elstree
and is providing HD TV studios at
BBC Elstree and Elstree Film Studios
in Borehamwood. The commission
included moving the existing main
production desk, production monitor
wall and the lighting and vision
monitor wall from Television Centre
Studio 6 in London to the Elstree
studio complex. Three additional
desks have been provided, two from
Custom Consoles’ Module-R series
plus a specifically designed lighting
control desk.
The new facility is structured as two
separate rooms and becomes the
main technical control resource for
the 11,800 square foot Elstree Studio
D. A Custom Consoles monitor

wall at the front of the production
control room accommodates 26
video display panels of various
sizes plus a studio clock and monitor
loudspeaker. Facing this is the main
vision control desk which is designed
for use by a five-person production
team. Technical facilities embedded
in the desk include a production mixer,
slow-motion effects controller and
director-to-camera communication.
Immediately rear of the relocated
front desk is a new Custom

Custom Consoles desk and monitor
wall in BBC Elstree Studio D
production control room

Consoles Module R desk with
three computer-based workstations
used in supporting production roles.
Each workstation is equipped with a
monitor display screen mounted on
an Ergotron adjustable support arm.
Lighting and vision control are
performed in a separate room. Here
too the monitor wall is of Custom
Consoles design and has been
relocated from Television Centre
Studio 6. The control desk here
is designed for use by a team of
three people with support from an
additional colleague seated at a rear
Module-R desk.
“All of the pre-installed equipment
was carefully removed prior to the
production desk and the two monitor
walls being relocated from Television
Centre to Elstree,” comments
Custom Consoles Sales Manager
Gary Fuller. “Once at the new site,
the furniture was repopulated and
integrated with the rest of the
production system. The relocation
and new installs were all completed

efficiently and on schedule.”
The first show to benefit from
the upgrade was ITV’s The British
Animal Honours, made by Whizz Kid
Productions.
Elstree Studios, situated north
of London in Borehamwood,
Hertfordshire were opened in 1914,
originally as Neptune Studios. They
quickly became a cornerstone of the
British film industry.
Over the years many films were
made at Elstree before ATV bought
the facility in 1961, producing longrunning television series such as
‘The Saint,’ ‘The Persuaders’ and
‘The Muppets’.
The BBC bought the site when it
became available in 1983 and the
studios became the base for many
of the corporation’s most popular
shows, including ‘Grange Hill,’ ‘Top
of The Pops’ and ‘Kilroy’.
Elstree is best known today
as the home of BBC’s drama
programmes such as ‘EastEnders’
and ‘Holby City’.


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InNews: Fiji TV Playout Facility Opts for Harris Broadcast Gear
InNews: Avalon Studios Goes for Xytech
InFocus: Panasonic Pro-Camera Equipment in Antartica
InSound: European Soccer Covered With Lawo Technology
InGear: Egripment Launch Universal Dolly
InTech: Abonair Part II – Wireless Video Links
InMedia: Vector 3: The Playout People
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