videoQC Version Comparison

Feature Comparison chart between videoQC versions

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Pro          Inspect Workstation Server    
 Player/View, most standard broadcast and post production files  X  X  X  X  X
 SD, HD, 2K, QHD, 4K  X  X  X  X  X
 HDR10, ST 2084, WCG, BT 2020  X  X  X  X  X
 Time code, metadata display  X  X  X  X  X
 Audio meters: RMS/Peak  X  X  X  X  X
 Audio meters: EBU, R.128 Loudness    X  X  X  X
 Closed caption display, CEA-608, CEA-708, OP-47, Subtitle formats    X  X  X  X
 SDI HDMI output with AJA, Bluefish444 or Blackmagic card    X  X  X  1
 Full set of audio and video scopes    X  X  X  1
 Hex/decimal pixel display    X  X  X  1
 File clipping and export      X  X  X
 Audio routing      X  X  X
 Automated metadata comparison to template      X  X  X
 Video and audio metric charting      X  X  X
 RS-422 serial control as a VTR      X  X  X
 Export of results to PDF      X  X  X
 Export of results to CSV, SQLite, and HTML        X  X
 Automated video and audio metric generation        X  X
 HTTP remote control and monitoring        X  1
 Single ended analysis of metadata and audio/video        X  X
 Full Reference Analysis - PSNR, SSIM, MS-SSIM        X  X
 Full Reference Comparisons - original to source        X  X
 HTTP job submission and results          X
 Sentinel watch folder analysis and movement          X
 Multi file simultaneous analysis          X

 1.  Using one of the included videoQC licenses.

MediaNXS - Digital Intermediate I/O

medianxs_logo_approvedMediaNXS offers a comprehensive range of capture, playback, import and export features for the digital intermediate workflow.  Integrate easily with industry standard automation and controllers, and control external VTRs for pull-ins and laybacks.  Use onscreen monitoring including signal analysis tools to complement your hardware I/O. Create the files you require from collaboration to delivery with our extensive broadcast and production file format support.

Read more: MediaNXS - Digital Intermediate I/O

sdiScope/hdmiScope

sdiScope is full featured audio and video test and measurement software for signals from SD to HD 1080p60. sdiScope supports most of the features of 4KScope, but is designed to be more cost effective for those only needing SD and HD measurement.  It works with most major video capture cards on both Windows and macOS/OS-X.

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DrasticPreview - Audio/Video/Metadata Player

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Please note: DrasticPreview version 5 has been superseded by videoQC version 6.  DrasticPreview is a media player for most major production, intermediate and scientific files on your VGA/DVI screen. Browse or drag and drop to play production file formats like ARI, DPX, RMF, DNG, 16 bit TIFF, SGI, YUV, and VPB, intermediate formats like uncompressed CINE, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MTS, TS, MXF, MP4, and GEN, and scientific formats like .Y.U.V, Luma/Rmy/Bmy, Hdr/Raw/Yuv, Y4M, 4224 and DVS with full audio, time code and more. Confirm real time and static metadata, display closed captions, zoom and center to see fine details.  For direct SDI output, please try our videoQC Version 6.

Read more: DrasticPreview - Audio/Video/Metadata Player

Ultrascope Upgrade Software

Blackmagic's UltraScope and Pocket UltraScope were handy devices that created a basic set of waveform/vectorscopes for Windows or MacOS-x machines.  Now you can get even more out of your hardware with the sdiScope upgrade for UltraScope. sdiScope adds more scopes and features to UltraScope hardware, UltraScope compatible devices and even your other Blackmagic hardware!  You can also run scopes on machines not supported by UltraScope software, like the Mac Mini and machines with non-HD displays.

Read more: Ultrascope Upgrade Software

DrasticPreviewPro - HD-SDI Player

dp_logoPlease note: DrasticPreview Pro version 5 has been superseded by videoQC version 6.  DrasticPreview Pro takes your AJA, BlueFish444 or Blackmagic video board and adds output support for a huge range of file formats. It plays production file formats like ARI, DPX, RMF, DNG, 16 bit TIFF, SGI, YUV, and VPB, intermediate formats like uncompressed CINE, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MTS, TS, MXF, MP4, and GEN and scientific formats like .Y.U.V, Luma/Rmy/Bmy, Hdr/Raw/Yuv, Y4M, 4224 and DVS directly to the HD-SDI outputs of your hardware. DrasticPreview Pro lets you zoom/center for close inspection, supports real time and static metadata and a variety of playback modes, provides EBU r.128 audio metering and closed caption display, and includes Vectorscope, Waveform Monitors (YCbCr and RGB), per pixel data view and Histogram signal analysis tools.

Read more: DrasticPreviewPro - HD-SDI Player

4KScope - a 4K/2K/HD/SD Video Measurement Tool

4kscope logo buttonDrastic 4KScope Version 6 is the world's most powerful 4K through SD software signal monitoring tool.  It includes waveform (luma, YCbCr, RGB), vectorscope, histogram, chromaticity, and data/picture monitor for video.  Audio histogram, phase, RMS, peak and loudness monitoring for up to 16 channels.  Raw hex views of the video and OP-47/CEA-708/CEA-608 closed caption decoding, with support for CCIR-601, Rec.709 and BT.2020 color spaces and HDR10/ST 2084 and HLG support.  Designed to take advantage of the AJA's and BlueFish444's Quad HD and 2SI and 4K capture modes in both Rec.709 or BT.2020, 4KScope provides the most cost effective SD/HD/4K signal monitoring solution available.  Drastic 4KScope is available for Windows 7 through 10 and Apple OS-X 10.8 or greater.  Blackmagic DeckLink/Intensity/UltraStudio cards are also supported.

Read more: 4KScope - a 4K/2K/HD/SD Video Measurement Tool

DrasticPreview Legacy - Version 3

dp_logoPlease note: DrasticPreview version 3 has been superseded by videoQC version 6.  DrasticPreview Version 3 was a professional media player. It is designed to play production file formats like ARI, DPX, RMF, DNG, 16 bit TIFF, SGI, YUV, and VPB, intermediate formats like uncompressed CINE, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MTS, TS, MXF, MP4, and GEN and scientific formats like .Y.U.V, Luma/Rmy/Bmy, Hdr/Raw/Yuv, Y4M, 4224 and DVS. DrasticPreview also supports audio, real time and static metadata and a variety of playback modes. 

Read more: DrasticPreview Legacy - Version 3

TcCalc - Drastic's Free Time Code Calculator

tccalc_logoDrastic Technologies' free TcCalc timecode calculator has been a part of Drastic's software since 1995.  It is also available as a free standalone utility for personal or corporate use.  The latest 4.0 release includes support for Windows 32/64, OS-X, Linux 64 and Google Android.  A previous version is also available for Windows 95/98/ME, NT and 2000.  TcCalc is also ideal in conjunction with Drastic's post and broadcast file previewer, HD-SDI player/recorder and Digital Disk Recorders.

Read more: TcCalc - Drastic's Free Time Code Calculator

videoQC - Automated and Visual Analysis Tools

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The videoQC Suite provides a range of capabilities from basic file VGA viewing to full on Quality Assurance with export, comparisons and reports. The following levels are available:
videoQC Workstation - Full on QC Database view/export, Generate QC data/events, with player, SDI I/O, scopes
videoQC Inspect - QC Database view/export with player, SDI I/O, scopes
videoQC Pro - SDI output plus real time scopes, with player
videoQC View - A player designed for front end, visual confirmation
And for the enterprise, videoQC Server - A back end server for automated QC with unlimited analysis (includes two separate videoQC licenses) plus player, SDI I/O, scopes.
...to compare the features offered by each version, please see the Version Comparison Chart.

Read more: videoQC - Automated and Visual Analysis Tools