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Video Clarity Debuts Solutions At NAB
V

ideo Clarity Inc. is exhibiting
at the 2014 NAB Show. The
company provides audio and
video quality measurement and
analysis systems for researchers,
broadcasters, equipment vendors,
and entertainment distribution
engineers that must continually
measure the quality of their
products and services. Video
Clarity has launched new solutions
at this year's NAB Show.
RTM Reduced Reference Mode -
Video Clarity is showcasing reduced
reference operating mode, the
newest enhancement to its RTM
real-time audio and video monitoring
solution. Reduced reference mode
is intended for secondary content
distributors such as cable, IPTV,
broadcast, and satellite providers
that receive programmes from
content originators and deliver them
to the end customer.
Unlike content originators, which
can compare the entire original
source signal to the entire processed
signal nonstop in real-time (i.e. full

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ClearView Video Quality Analyzer

reference), content distributors do
not have access to the original
source signal. With RTM's reduced
reference mode, content distributors
can now use RTM to measure parts
of the incoming signal against
data sent from the originator (i.e.
reduced reference), thus instituting
an intelligent, accurate way of
assessing signal quality and
identifying faults.
Cable, IPTV, broadcast, and
satellite providers are requiring a
better way to understand upstream
source content in which to base
quality performance characteristics.
RTM, with its new reduced reference
measurement, answers this need.
MOVIE For ClearView Video
Quality Analyzers - Visitors to Video
Clarity's booth will experience a
new perceptual test method for
the ClearView line of video quality
analyzers. MOVIE (Motion-based
Video Integrity Evaluation) creates a
new level of accuracy for measuring
video quality.
This full-reference test yields
results that are closer than ever
to human perceptions of video
quality. Broadcast operators
and manufacturers of consumer
electronics and broadcast
transmission equipment rely on
ClearView analyzers to ensure the

RTM Video Monitoring Solution GUI

best viewing experience, operate
more efficiently, meet SLAs, and
stay in compliance.
ClearView uses several proven test
methods to arrive at a measurement
of subjective quality that very closely
approximates what the average
person would see and hear when
watching the video. Adding MOVIE
to the ClearView system gives users
the highest correlation to human
subjective quality available in an

automated measurement system.
Though subjective viewing of
video to make final product and
network-path quality decisions will
never go away, MOVIE for ClearView
analyzers gives discerning users
in both R&D departments and
network operations a new advanced
measurement that decreases the
need for time consuming, in-house
subjective viewing and audiencebased quality assessment projects.

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Atomos Samurai Saves Oregon 'Grant's Getaways' Shoots
J

eff Kastner is an accomplished
photographer and editor based
in Oregon.
Since 2009, he has shot and edited
KGW NewsChannel 8 (NBC) and
Travel Oregon's 'Grant's Getaways'
series with outdoor reporter, Grant
McOmie. During these weekly news
stories and half-hour programmes,
they highlight just about everything

the Oregon outdoors has to offer, and
travel the state from corner to corner.
Kastner commented: "From the
start, my go-to camera has been a
Sony PMW-EX3. It's been a great
workhorse and has withstood more
than its share of abuse in the field. I
shoot most stories in 1080p, and the
35 Mbps XDCAM EX format normally
results in pretty pictures in HD.

Jeff Kastner shoots using the Atomos Samurai in Columbia Gorge

"But 35 Mpbs can only do so much
and occasionally results in a major
let-down. Like trying to film a big
flock on snow geese and seeing
the image break down into blocks.
The same sometimes happened in
busy scenes with rushing water. Still
useable, but definitely disappointing."
Describing working with the
Atomos Samurai, Kastner added:
"After mounting the recorder-monitor
on top of my camera, I was able
to completely bypass the camera's
compression and record the clean
4:2:2 HD-SDI signal in Apple Prores
(or Avid NDX if I choose).
"I do most of my editing in Final
Cut Pro, so I started recording with
Prores 422 HQ and was immediately
struck by a few things.
"The recording media is incredibly
cheap and the files are ready to
edit immediately.
"Popping the drive out of the
Samurai and into the provided
FireWire 800 drive, it shows up on
a Mac just like any other hard drive,
with the files ready to edit - no need
for transcoding. If you're in a hurry,

you could edit straight off the drive,
or select the files you want to keep
and copy to your main editing drive.
"The images on the Samurai also
look cleaner than any I've recorded
on the EX3 before. In certain shots
(close-ups especially) it's hard to
discern the difference, but in those
busy scenes that are hard on the
XDCAM EX compression, the
Samurai really made a difference."
Kastner concluded: "Starting
out, I was a bit concerned about
putting the Samurai through "runand-gun" situations. I do need to
invest in a sturdier mounting system,
but so far it hasn't skipped a beat
on recording, even when getting
bumped around quite a bit. And
during some recent camera trouble,
it really saved the day.
"During a shoot far away from
home, my camera's LCD screen
went completely out. We would have
had to quit and gone home, but I was
able to use the Samurai as a monitor
and carry on shooting. It's definitely
a valuable tool to have around!"


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