Quality Control and Quality Assessment Reporting

Presented in association with Michael Wrightson

With the recent introduction of file-based delivery of programmes and commercials to broadcasters, it has also been mandated that all quality control is to be carried out by the production and post-production companies supplying the content. This intensive one-day course provides the participants with the necessary knowledge to perform the correct quality control procedures.

The course reviews baseband video & audio essentials and then relates this to file-based workflows. It covers requirements such as audio loudness, eyeball and automated QC as well as photosensitive epilepsy (PSE) QC. It covers the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) file-based delivery requirements, international deliverables and concludes with a look at QC for future formats such as UHD.

The course runs one practical session on baseband video and audio QC as well as three file-based QC sessions which the participants examine for eyeball QC. We then review the associated automatic QC and PSE reports generated for that material.


  • Video standards overview
  • Audio standards overview
  • File-based standards overview
  • Where QC takes place
  • Types of QC
  • Practical examples of QC – AQC, EQC, PSE QC
  • Legal obligations for QC
  • QC for future formats
  • Four practical sessions

“Our Media Technician team had a range of technical expertise resulting in diverse needs. 
Michael & Martin of Image Eyes created an informative and comprehensive course accessible to all levels. The learning experience was complemented by concise reference material and practical demonstrations. 
An excellent course explaining the QC requirements for UK and international broadcasters.”

Gary Westmoreland
Director of Post Production
ITV Production Links North & Emmerdale

  • This course has run twice for ITV.
  • It has also been delivered to the Swedish broadcaster MTG (previously known as Viasat).
  • The course was run for the Kerry Education and Training Board, Ireland for the Irish broadcasters and post-production facilities.
  • Additionally the course has been delivered twice for Scripps Networks Interactive in London.