Big Bang Post Production invests in file-delivery QC from ATG Danmon UK


Big Bang Post Production, one of Bristol's most successful broadcast facility companies, has invested in a Vidcheck Vidchecker-post automated quality control solution from ATG Danmon UK. This will be used to ensure that files leaving the facility are up to the technical standard specified by the Digital Production Partnership.




"We are a full-facilities post-production house offering editing, graphic effects, grading, audio tracklay, mixing and sound design as well as kit hire," comments Tim Bolt, co-founder and Managing Director of Big Bang. "Vidchecker-post enables us to make certain that all content files produced for our customers conform fully to the signal and metadata parameters approved by the UK's major broadcasters. It performs a thorough check of video and audio quality and our operators can choose between multiple levels of checking including fail-on-error."


"Vidcheck products continue to be in strong demand throughout the broadcast and media market," adds ATG Danmon UK Product Sales Manager Chris Elson. "Vidchecker-post slots perfectly into operations at Big Bang Post by automatically measuring and correcting the quality of the master files. It comes complete with templates for the DPP delivery specification so is an easy automated process to set up. This enables Big Bang to concentrate on the creative process without the distraction of monitoring the technical aspects of each file.


"Vidchecker is accredited by the DPP. If a file passes the Vidcheck tests, this is accepted by all UK broadcasters. Vidchecker is highly cost-effective and hardware efficient, producing reports certifying the tests done and the results.


"If any issues arise, Vidchecker-post lists the timecodes showing exactly where the problems are plus a description of each event in language that an editor can easily understand. The version we supplied includes an AVC Intra decoder which generates the exactly file format specified by the DPP for UK broadcast content."


Big Bang Post Production

Housed across four Georgian buildings in Clifton, Big Bang Post Production (www.bigbangpost.com) is one of Bristol’s leading post houses. Set up in 2004 as a small boutique facility, it started out with two dubbing theatres, one online suite and some of the best picture and sound talent in Bristol. Since then Big Bang has gradually consolidated and expanded into all areas of post production, offering a comprehensive service under one roof, whilst preserving a personal approach.


ATG Danmon UK

Part of the Danmon Group, ATG Danmon UK (www.danmon.com) offers a comprehensive range of products and services including transcoding and automated workflow management, accelerated global file transfer, media workflow-design, project-planning, equipment installation, software-configuration, commissioning, documentation, on-site training plus ongoing support and maintenance.


ATG Danmon UK pioneered the transition from videotape to the file-based technology now used throughout the industry. It has also assisted many clients in the construction of IT based automated file workflow system, high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD and UHD. By Embracing tomorrow's technology, ATG Danmon UK delivers maximum value through close co-operation with suppliers and customers, leading to mutually beneficial long-term relationships.


With offices in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Vietnam and Dubai, the Danmon Group thinks globally and acts locally to support customers with its highly experienced sales and engineering teams.


Contacts for further information


ATG Danmon UK: Nicola Boddington
Tel: +44 (0)1462 485 444 | nicola.boddington@atgdanmon.co.uk

Press support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
Email: stylusmedia@gmail.com | Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983

Big Bang Post: Tim Bolt
Tel:  +44 (0)1179 736 833 | timb@bigbangpost.com

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Tel: +44 (0)1462 485 444 | Fax: +44 (0)1462 485 777 | Web: www.danmon.com

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