ITV SignPost Selects AmberFin iCR
ENGLAND -- AmberFin announced that SignPost, a supplier of British
Sign Language on-screen services and part of commercial U.K. broadcaster, ITV, has
positioned AmberFin iCR at the heart of its new high-definition, file-based
production and delivery workflow.
As part of ITV’s wider five-year transformation plan, SignPost’s work with
AmberFin will help the facility to migrate from a standard-definition,
tape-based infrastructure to a new HD file-based workflow, the vendor said. Using
this new streamlined working environment, SignPost is providing content for all
distribution platforms including television, video, DVD, film, the internet and
At SignPost’s Gateshead headquarters, the iCR system is being used in a number
of different operating modes. Initially, it was employed in a media file
playback and capture function to replicate existing VTR to VTR workflows.
Subsequently, further functionality has been added, including file ‘split-and-stitch,’
format transcode and SD/HD standards conversion operations.
Initially, SignPost looked at AmberFin iCR since it worked with the house file
format, AVC-I Op1a MXF. Also, it offered other required functionality such as a
licensed Harding FPA algorithm, a software solution that is used to analyze
video content for flashing and stationary patterns, which may cause harm to
those who suffer from photosensitive epilepsy.