Petabytes of QC and not a Blunderbuss in sight.

The following is a press release announcing an exciting new partnership with our friends Vidcheck who are based across the bridge in Bristol. It used to be the case that a Welsh person could be legally shot with bow and arrow, or later a blunderbuss (more urban legend than fact IMHO), for crossing the border on certain days. So pleased that they repealed that one (though only in the last 10 years it seems!).

As it says in the release we are very happy to be working with another technology/customer led the company with ambitions that match our own. It is also further proof that not all intellectual property in the UK is created in London or Cambridge!

Vidcheck Object Matrix Partner

Object Matrix and Vidcheck Automate QC at Petabyte Scale and Beyond

Cardiff and Bristol, UK, 6th July 2015: Object Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and archive systems to the media and entertainment industry today announce an integration between MatrixStore the proven and trusted nearline storage platform and Vidcheck’s intelligent and automated QC (Quality Control) solutions.

“Integrated with MatrixStore, the trusted nearline storage platform, Vidcheck’s intelligent QC software provides fully automated operations and scalable processing of petabytes of file based content”, stated Nick Pearce, co-founder, Object Matrix. “Object Matrix are very pleased to be working closely with another UK company that is also focused on solving the challenges brought about by unprecedented levels of content creation and consumption”.

Vidcheck produces advanced software for automated quality control of video and audio in file based media. The company’s VidChecker software is engineered to address the challenges of checking file parameters, as well as contained video and audio in many different formats to ensure that video is ready for distribution and transmission.

MatrixStore is known for being a scalable and secure private cloud platform that is more than just a file system. Integrations with leading manufacturers of broadcast solutions, like Vidcheck, ensures organisations around the globe can trust that their content is fully protected throughout the lifetime of the content they own.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Object Matrix and to have done the integration with them“, said Thomas Dove, CEO of Vidcheck. “The Vidchecker and Vidfixer auto QC and correction products, particularly in Grid processing configurations, give an optimal workflow for customers to rapidly ensure correctness of content when working in conjunction with Object Matrix’ great ingest, nearline and archive solutions.”

About Vidcheck

Vidcheck provides unique and advanced software applications to automatically check and correct video and audio in file-based digital video, focusing on the requirements of the broadcast industry, at a cost-effective price.

Our management and engineers are the most experienced in the industry, having designed and developed the first product for automated QC of file-based media in 2003.

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is the leading provider of object storage and nearline archive solutions to the media/entertainment industry. Based in Cardiff (UK), it has an impressive track record for providing tightly integrated digital preservation platforms and is trusted by global broadcasters, telcos, banks and utilities companies to ensure their video content is always available. Customers include Globo, Fox Sports, France Télévisions, BT, the BBC, Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Deutsche Bank & the Miami Heat to name a few.

Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search, and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services.