Blu Digital Group, a media and entertainment industry digital media services and software supply chain company, has launched BluQC, an industry first, cloud-based interactive QC solution with automation technology. The solution significantly enhances how organizations conduct automated and manual reviews of media file packages, such as linguistic and technical checks on video and localized audio and subtitles. BluQC is offered as a complete cloud-based workflow environment through its enhanced proprietary interactive video player. Coupled with BluConductor, users are equipped with extended capabilities such as scheduling, assigning, version control, and API integrations.
BluQC empowers operations teams to review media files fully in the cloud with DRM security, frame-accurate controls, and automated checks. This complete interactive environment also incorporates automated technical analysis of video, audio, and subtitle files without any human interaction. Results can be reviewed within the BluQC online interactive UI using features such as “click-to-timecode,” which takes users directly to the frame accurate location of the reported issue, along with the proper audio and subtitle language components automatically loaded.
BluQC also allows users to playback streaming video within a dual, triple, or quad-player view for a fully in-sync review of multiple subtitle files. This enables users to toggle between audio and subtitle components in real time.
With its integration into BluConductor, users can access BluQC and provide feedback, approvals/rejections, or assignments, based on individual user permissions, giving a full workflow and orchestration solution for quality control checks of media. Research through use cases has shown increased workflow efficiencies by over 150% and decreased costs by 77%.
“Media operations teams have unique needs that standard off-the-shelf systems do not address. Many software run automated QC checks, and even more tools that generate QC reports. But BluQC is the first solution that combines project management, QC reporting, enhanced media playback, and automation into one fully secure system, and completely in the cloud,” said George Rausch, Chief Product Officer at Blu Digital Group.