VidiCert enables significant automation

of audiovisual content quality assessment

JOANNEUM RESEARCH’s VidiCert system automatically detects in video and moving image files a range of specific image and sound errors based on their subjective appearance. A user-interface optimised specifically for usage by QC operators, showing results of automatic detection intuitively and clearly in combination with the video essence, allows quick manual inspection and assessment. Compared to a fully manual quality inspection, VidiCert is able to reduce operator time drastically.

Technical Details

Significant automation of visual quality assessment

VidiCert is a software based solution enabling significant automation of audiovisual essence (baseband) quality assessment in a two-step approach. In the first step video or movie essence is analysed fully automatically in regard to audiovisual defects and properties, e. g. video breakup, block dropout, blurriness, noise or silence. In the second step, verification of the gathered information is done by a streamlined user interface enabling job-time optimisation. VidiCert offers efficiently the verification of the audiovisual technical quality as well as verification of the correct- and completeness of the video content. The result is a human verified quality report described in the standardised MPEG-7 format. So VidiCert is a “semi-automatic” video essence (baseband) QC system offering many visual and some audio checks. Verification by a human cannot be entirely avoided as human interpretation of results is required, but operator time is reduced to a minimum


VidiCert Analyser

  •  Detectors
    • Noise Level (electronic & film grain)
    • Blurriness Level / Out of Focus / Upscaling
    • Dust / Dirt / Hair Level
    • Framing Error
    • Unsteadiness Level
    • Flicker Level, Flash Light
    • Scanning Type, Field Order, Field Dominance Error, Cadence
    • Freeze Frame
    • Digital BETACAM™ Dropout
    • Block Dropout, Macroblocking
    • Video Breakup (severe analogue sync errors)
    • Replicated Lines
    • Black Bar, VITC Errors
    • Test Pattern, Monochrome / Black Frame
    • Luminance Range, Gamut / Clipping Error
    • Silence
    • Dolby®E™
    • Superimposed Sound
    • Loudness
    • If you need a specific defect detection solution, we are here to implement it
  • Metadata fully compliant to MPEG-7/AVDP (XML)
  • Customizable analysis profiles
  • Highly optimised GPU accelerated algorithms
  • Workflow integration via web service & drop folder

    VidiCert Summary

    • Advanced summarisation and navigation by various timeline based metadata views
    • Efficient human quality judgement
    • Job-time optimisation – trade-off human effort against verification accuracy
    • Fully customizable user interface (including full screen video player support on second monitor)
    • Frame accurate, desktop based player with zoom, field playback, defect masks, graphics overlays, audio selection functions and SDI output
    • Interactive defect annotation
    • Rating support for multistage QC

    Overall Features

    VidiCert supports efficient workflows in the following ways

    • Automate quality assessment of video essence by usage of automatic quality detection tools
    • Analysis Profiles for customizing detection tools
    • Efficient interactive verification tools for minimizing eyeball time of audio visual quality and content checking
    • No reference video required
    • Detects multi-generation defects
    • Independent from video resolution
    • Highly optimised GPU accelerated algorithms
    • Workflow integration via web service and drop folder


    VidiCert integrates easily with existing workflows via a web service API and drop folders. An overview on integration partners can be found under References. For improving the efficiency of interactive work VidiCert also supports the modular integration of other QC engine results into the intuitive and complete VidiCert Summary user interface.