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Cypress, California, USA, 20 May 2013:Leader Instruments Corporation announces major updates to the VidChecker and VidFixer broadcast media file analysis and repair systems which it offers to digital content producers and broadcasters in the Americas.

New features introduced with VidChecker V5.0 include two to four times faster processing, post-process re-encoding, advanced MXF metadata checking, automatic aggregation of multiple video alerts, API additions, batch deletion of old test tasks, user-configurable PDF reports, plus support for Dolby E surround sound in MOV (as well as MXF).

VidChecker V5.0 also adds Apple iTunes compatability testing, support for JPEG2000 decode and re-encoding, plus the ability to integrate directly with Telestream’s Vantage file transcoder, Amberfin’s iCR, Root6’s ContentAgent, DVS’ Venice server, Envivio’s OnDemand 4Caster and the SuitcaseTV range of systems.

The new updates are also incorporated into VidFixer V5.0 which offers the same functions as VidChecker V5.0 plus an integral transcoder allowing output in a user-selectable alternative to the source file format.

“VidChecker and VidFixer are highly efficient alternatives to real-time visual inspection during content ingest, media archiving, studio to studio distribution and broadcast playout,” comments George Gonos, president of Leader Instruments Corporation. “They provide a powerful safeguard against human error, content discontinuity or data deterioration. Both products are compatible with Microsoft Windows and can be operated locally or via a web browser.”

VidChecker and VidFixer not only check but correct the most common problems in file-based content, ensuring that clips, interstitials and complete programmes are immediately ready for post-production or transmission. Automated correction is applied to video and audio levels. Multiple audio tracks, each with up to eight channels, can be checked in just one pass. Audio levels are automatically corrected to ITU-R 1770-2, ATSC A/85 and EBU R-128 loudness recommendations including EBU Tech 3341 windowing and gating modes.

VidChecker and VidFixer are fully scalable from a single license processing four files at the same time up to eight licenses operated simultaneously on a single server or spread across multiple servers working together in a VidChecker Grid for enterprise installations requiring very high throughput.
About Leader Instruments Corporation
Established over 40 years ago in the USA by Leader Electronics (Yokohama, Japan), Leader Instruments Corporation (www.leaderamerica.com) provides customer support, sales and marketing services for a select number of high- technology manufacturers with specific focus on the broadcast and professional video market.

Leader Instruments represents the Leader, Cel-Soft, Eyeheight, Phabrix, Trilogy and VidCheck product lines and covers North America, South America and Europe with a fast, efficient and highly experienced direct customer sales and support channel. Leader Instruments has offices with local representation in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Louisville plus warehouse locations in Los Angeles and Amsterdam.

Contacts for further information

Leader Instruments Corporation: George Gonos
Tel: +1 (714) 527-9300, ext 403
Email: gonos@leaderamerica.com

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

Leader Instruments Corporation, 11095 Knott Avenue Suite B, Cypress, CA 90630, USA
Tel: +1 (714) 487-5200
USA toll free: +1 (800) 645-5104
Fax: +1 (714) 487-5201
Web: www.leaderamerica.com