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Cube-Tec: Avoiding, identifing and correcting media damage

Project DAVID — Digital AV Information Damage — is all about research into new technologies for media organisations in the areas of damage avoidance, identification and correction. Current processes and media workflows are analysed, and new software tools are created.

In the IBC Future Zone, Cube-Tec is presenting its MXF Legalizer in a client-specific adaption for the large-scale repair of damaged MXF files for Austrian Public Broadcasting (ORF), as well as new methods to automate workflow process decisions. Project partners HS-Art and Cube-Tec are responsible for implementing research results into new products. Cube-Tec already integrates the showcased methods into its Cube Workflow Framework. IT-Innovation brings its long-term experience in the fields of quality assurance and risk-assessment in file-based workflows. From these, cost/benefit models can be created, to find the best balance of risk of media loss, final content quality and total cost of ownership.

Project partner Joanneum Research is showing its specialised QC tool VidiCert. VidiCert is designed for the semi-automatic assessment of errors that are detected directly by analysing the video content on a baseband level. New algorithms for optimised detection of Digital Betacam Drop-Out errors are being first shown at IBC. HS-Art is showcasing the newly created Advanced Field Correction module of the DIAMANT Film Restoration Suite, which enables Field Dominance errors to be detected directly from the baseband video.