QC Nomenclature Workgroup

COMMITTEE: QC Nomenclature Workgroup

CHAIR(S): Austin Norausky/Google 

MEMBERS: 

  • Amazon – Jenz Merrill
  • Google – Bill Kotzman, Steve Maher
  • Microsoft Movies & TV – Luke Bechtel, Javier Larrinaga, Brian Shook, Tara Wojdalski, Ionut Zolti
  • MovieLabs – Craig Seidel
  • Netflix – Erin Gilmore, Connie Lee, Dennis Sheehan
  • PlayStation Video - Suyin Lim
  • Sony DADC – Jacob Weinstein

DESCRIPTION:   Errors are frequently encountered when onboarding video, audio, metadata, timed text, and artwork files and delivery packages, and the existence of those errors must be communicated back up the supply chain so they can be addressed.

Why are the EMA QC Nomenclature Terms and Definitions needed?

  • Each retailer created its own set of error codes, resulting in different descriptions of the identical problems.
  • In addition, free-form notes were often used, which required discussions to pinpoint the problem. These methods of communication created confusion and inefficiencies.
  • For instance, when the audio is out of sync with the video for a consistent duration throughout a file, one retailer noted “Audio sync – offset > 100 ms,” another flagged it as “Audio Shifted,” yet another stated “Audio and Video are Out of Sync,” and a fourth declared “Out of sync.”

To promote standardization and thus greater efficiency in communication of error codes, the EMA QC Nomenclature Working Group standardized the error code terms for 116 errors commonly encountered in onboarding and provided a description for each.

PUBLIC RESOURCES:  

EMA QC Nomenclature Terms and Definitions - December 16, 2015

Errors are frequently encountered when onboarding video, audio, timed text, and metadata files, and the existence of those errors must be communicated back up the supply chain so they can be addressed. Each retailer has created its own set of error codes, resulting in different descriptions of the identical problems. To promote greater efficiency in communication of error codes, the EMA QC Nomenclature Workgroup has standardized the error code terms for more than 100 errors commonly encountered in onboarding and provided a description for each.


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