Quasar – Native Cloud File QC

QC made easy for Cloud workflows

  • Dynamic Scaling
  • Multi Cloud Support – AWS & Azure
  • Pay-Per-Use Service
  • SaaS or Private edition option

Quasar – SaaS

  • Software hosted by Venera
  • Use QC with simple REST API
  • Seamless service for AWS & Azure
  • Monthly, Annual or longer-term plans

Quasar – Private

QC within your own VPC

  • Advanced features such as Dynamic Scaling
  • Use QC with simple REST API
  • Available for AWS & Azure
  • Monthly, Annual or longer-term plans

With file-based workflows increasingly moving to the cloud, it is only natural to have your file-based QC process within the cloud as well, taking advantage of scalability and efficient resource planning inherent in the native cloud applications. Quasar helps you perform file-based QC on your cloud assets with ease. Encompassing all the latest features of Pulsar; industry’s most efficient automated content verification solution used by many large media corporations worldwide, and built natively for the cloud architecture, Quasar promises the fastest rate of QC in the cloud.

Native Cloud Solution

Quasar is optimized to work with major Public Cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. You can directly browse your S3 buckets or Blob storage; and Quasar ensures that the content access from your cloud storage is optimized to deliver fast performance. Quasar also uses a host of Cloud capabilities making it a true Cloud system.

Latest industry standards

Make sure your media is in compliance with regulations and standards such as the EBU R128, CALM act, OP-59 or ARIB regulations.

Pay-Per-Usage

Move from CAPEX to OPEX; and pay only for what you use with Quasar. You can choose from a range of monthly, annual or longer-term plans designed for different content volume and applications.

Easy Integration

Quasar exposes REST API which can be easily integrated with your application. Sample codes and scripts are available for a variety of platforms that makes it easy for you to integrate Quasar.

Dynamic Scaling

There are situations when you would receive content in burst with limited time in hand for QC. Quasar is an elastic system that can be auto scaled to any size without needing users’ intervention. With Quasar, you never have to worry about varying content volumes. Just post them to Quasar for processing and it will be processed quickly.

Wide range of Checks

You can perform technically complicated checks such as Field Dominance, Cadence Digital Hits or Active Aspect Ratio with Quasar. Read more →

Adaptive Bitrate QC

With built-in support for adaptive bitrate formats such as MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, you can deploy Pulsar in web delivery environments.

Popular Templates

Readymade factory templates for popular application such as Netflix, DPP, ARD-ZDF, iTunes etc. helps you start right away without spending time on creating templates. You can customize these templates for your needs.

Some common checks

Digital Hits or Video Drops

Camera Dead Pixels

Audio Loudness

Active Region

Flash Frames

Audio Peaks

Chroma Drops

Color Bars

Audio Clipping

For complete list of checks, download Quasar brochure

Quasar Editions

SaaS Private Description
Pricing model Subscription Subscription Monthly, Annual & Longer-term plans
Infrastructure cost Venera User Includes the costs for running various Quasar components such as Quasar Controller, Verification Units, Database etc.
Infrastructure management Venera User Staff required to manage the Quasar QC infrastructure. In case of SaaS, the entire management is done by Venera. For Private edition, user will designate their own staff to manage the Quasar systems and related infra
Quasar systems hosting Venera’s cloud infrastructure User’s cloud infrastructure The location where Quasar systems will be hosted
Quasar web portal hosting Venera Venera Hosted and managed by Venera in all cases
Content storage location Owned by user Owned by user The location where user’s content will be stored

Documents Library

Video Resources

Pulsar file-based QC overview

Pulsar can be used by broadcasters, IPTV/Cable/OTT operators, Production/Post-Production and Archiving companies to improve the efficiency of their file-based QC workflows.

Pulsar/Quasar at SMPTE 2016

AT SMPTE 2016 we participated in an interview along with one of our customers, 3rdiQC, to talk about the growing need of content QC.

Pulsar Pay-Per-Use overview

Use Pulsar’s powerful file-based QC capabilities with a Pay-Per-Use offering without compromising the security of your content and without making any CAPEX.

Pulsar at IBC 2014

Video interview with Post Perspective at IBC 2014 discussing the new announcements and enhancements at the show.

White Papers

Efficient QC for Adaptive Streaming content in file-based workflows

Increasingly, viewers are now consuming content over heterogeneous devices and networks. This ranges from low end hand-held devices running over traditional wireless networks to high-end televisions streaming HD content over IP networks. Many of these viewers/users also sit behind corporate firewalls that do not allow anything other than HTTP content to pass through

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Pulsar Rapid – A new efficient approach to content QC

Broadcasters, operators, and OTT service providers are processing increasing volumes of file based content. Where-ever possible, this content undergoes QC using traditional file based content QC solutions. These solutions support wide range of formats and quality checks but are not always the best answer to the emerging content QC needs

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Pulsar Content Verifier for Broadcasters

Broadcasters have been using home grown scripts and manual verification to validate the content till now but with the increased complexity and the content volume, it is no more a practical solution

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Publications

Article in TV-Bay KitPlus magazine (November 2014 Edition)

“File-based QC systems for small and mid-sized media organizations: challenges and benefits” by Vikas Singhal.

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Pulsar Review – Streaming Media (August 2012 Edition)

“Venera Pulsar Review: Quality Control for Adaptive Streaming” by Jan Ozer.

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