When submitting QC payloads from Vidispine Server to the Aurora QC service in Vidinet, the service request must contain the name of a QC Template to be used. 

Note: Ensure the AWS credentials used by Vidispine to access the S3 bucket has IAM policy rights "s3:GetBucketLocation". This is required for the Tektronix Aurora service to read the file to be analyzed. An alternative solution is to add the S3 bucket region to your storage method URI, e.g. "s3://accesskey:secretkey@bucket/folder/?region=eu-west-2"

Vidispine API syntax: 

POST /item/VX-74/shape/VX-79/analyze?resourceId=VX-3&jobmetadata=auroraTemplate=Quick+Scan

List of available QC templates

AS10 MXF French Pad Restrictions

Tests for AS-10 MXF Container restrictions, checks for Scan order changes, Macro blocking Artifacts, Tape Hits, Freeze / Blur frames, measures R128 Loudness, detects test tones, Audio dropout, detects Hum / Wow / Flutter, Phase reversal, and Channel correlation.

AS10 Restrictions

Tests for the AMWA AS-10 compliance of the MXF file

ATSC Broadcast

Tests for ATSC audio & video distribution constraints and measures A/85 loudness Codec and Container Syntax - Checks for Codec and Container bitstream syntax, timecode syntax and discontinuities and Closed Caption syntax checks.


Checks for the AS-11/DPP distribution compliance of the MXF file for SD/HD profiles

DVB-T Broadcast

Tests for DVB-T (including ETSI 101 290) distribution constraints and measures R128 loudness.

Film_analog Ingest

Reports stream summary and checks for most common film/analog ingest artifacts.


Tests specific to Netflix content distribution & packaging.

Quick Scan

Just scans the file and codec headers to report basic stream summary information

Quality Test

Will report stream summary and check for most of the artifacts listed in Video Quality and Audio Quality sections.

Stream Summary Only

Scans the file heads and decodes the streams to report full stream information.

Tape Ingest

Reports stream summary and checks for the most common tape ingest artifacts.


Will confirm compliance to SMPTE RDD-9 for XDCAM interchange.

List of Returned Error Codes

A complete set of possible QC error codes returned from the Aurora service can be found in the attached file "AuroraErrorCodes_customer.txt"

More information

For more information, please refer to the Tektronix Aurora QC User Manual