ArgoNavis QA/QC System

An advanced professional standard definition and high definition decoder with multi-format decoding capability and is the perfect solution for those looking to handle content that spans multiple screens (mezzanine to mobile and everything in between) with support for HEVC, MPEG-2, MXF, H.264, Apple® ProRes, VC1, MP4, Quicktime, and many others.

Overview:

The ability to support the gamut of formats used today in the creation and distribution of content means the ArgoNavis is ideally suited for applications such as Quality Assurance and Content Distribuion. Whether for QC at the output of the editor, or at the mezzanine level, or after transcoding into Broadcast, Cable, Web, and Mobile formats, the ArgoNavis provides the tools and analysis necessary to ensure your content meets the exacting specifications you set.

Key Features Included

  • Multi-format support
  • CC 608/708 & Line21 Decoding
  • Decklink A/V Output
  • Tons of Customization Options
  • Media File Info Parsing
  • Audio and LKFS Checks
  • Local Video Display
  • Priority Email Support
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Multi Format Support

Compatible to playback media in many industry standard formats.

Support for the formats most widely used in the industry today with the power and flexibility to add new codecs in the future. Current formats include HEVC, MPEG2, H.264, Apple® ProRes, QuickTime, DV, DNxHD MXF, OP1a, AS02, MP4, MOV, WMF, VC1, and many others.

User Interface

View Video, Closed Caption, Audio and LKFS Levels for quality assurance.

Detect, decode, and display 608 and 708 Closed Captioning, Audio and LKFS during file play back in real time.

Product Features

Multi Format and Multi Screen Codecs
Support includes HEVC, MPEG2, H.264, Apple® ProRes, QuickTime, DV, DNxHD MXF, OP1a, AS02, MP4, MOV, WMF, VC1, and many others.
Extensive I/O
Outputs include SD/HD/2K/4K SDI, HDMI, Component, Composite, S-Video, AES Audio, Analog Audio, and SD/HD/2K/4K SDI Input for monitoring SDI signals.
Closed Captioning Decoding
Detect, decode, and display 608 and 708 Closed Captioning during file play back in real time or detect, extract, decode, and log Closed Captioning faster than real time using the CC Viewer, one of our File Based Workflow applications.
LKFS and CALM Act Compliance
Measure LKFS, Set user definable LKFS thresholds, and Alarm when thresholds are exceeded. Use the File Based LKFS Analysis tool to perform faster than real time analysis and correction of non conforming files.
File Based Workflow Tools
Use Vela’s File Based QC Toolkit to verify critical MPEG parameters; Detect, extract, decode, and log 608 and 708 Closed Captioning; Analyze LKFS measurements for CALM Act Compliance and correct non conforming files; Detect black and static images for quality control or for Digital Program Insertion.
Intelligent Alarming
Utilize the Decision Making and Alarming features of the solution by setting upper and lower thresholds for audio amplitudes, LKFS, Closed Captioning detection and decoding, and black and static image detection.
Reporting
Create an audit trail for your QC process by utilizing the reporting features of the ArgoNavis. Log key parameters during file play back including MPEG parameters, Closed Captioning, violations of thresholds and setpoints and Pass/Fail criteria.
SDI Input for Baseband Monitoring
Monitor your baseband HD/SD SDI signals, render video and audio, extract and decode 608, 708, and Line21 Closed Captioning, monitor VANC data such as Broadcast Flag, Active Format Descriptor (AFD), and Audio Metadata, set alarm thresholds for monitored data.
Optional Automation Module
Tie all of the Vela File Based Workflow Tools together and automate those processes using a Watch Folder. Segregate and quarantine non conforming assets and maintain an audit trail with logging and reporting features.

Product Specifications

Video Outputs
  • SD/HD/2K/4K SDI
  • SD/HD/4K HDMI
  • Component/Composite/S-Video
  • Local Video Rendering
Video Inputs
  • SD/HD/2K/4K SDI
Audio Outputs
  • SDI Embedded
  • HDMI Embedded
  • Local Audio Rendering
Output Resolutions
  • 3840 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 ,30
  • 4096 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25
  • 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25
  • 1080P: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i: 25 (50), 29.97 (59.94)
  • 720P: 50, 59.94
  • 480i/486i: 29.97
  • 576i/582i: 25
Connectors
  • BNC 6G-SDI
  • Component
  • Composite
  • HDMI
  • S-Video
  • TRS - Analog
  • Digital AES/EBU

System Specifications

Casing
  • 1.5RU (use 2RU rackspace)
  • 16.8” x 2.6” x 13”(WxHxD) ultra quiet chassis
Gross Weight
  • 19 lbs
Storage
  • 2TB of local storage (additional storage available)
Operating System
  • Windows 7 Pro OS for easy network integration
Power Supply
  • 100-240VAC 50/60Hz auto range rated at 250 Watts