SPOTxml $ 99,00

win+mac

This util is for people who need to upload commercials to broadcasters conform the 'SPOT' standards.
It makes it very easy to create SPOT compatible files.
It copies / renames the MXF and optional additional files to a user selectable output directory, ready for upload to the broadcaster.
If you cannot create MXF OP1a yourself, this util can do the transcode for you.

The advanced checking options make it impossible to have mistakes in the XML and filenames.
It scans the input MXF file, and auto detects timecode, duration and will see if it HD or not.
You can also let it check if the loudness is conform specifications!

Main features include
  • Simple and fast creation of XML files
  • Simple and fast creation of broadcast standard MXF files with auto audio levels to EBU R128
  • extra Mp4 output for client approval
  • Check for accuracy of the metadata
  • Check for loudness (LUFS)
  • Check for timecode / resolution of the source MXF
  • Auto renaming of assets
  • Preview function

History:
Like most tools found here, we had a need for it. Over the last years we have used it ourselves to create hundreds of commercials for national TV.

Current version is 3.0.9,
Fixed bug in datarate, files now are also accepted by SBS

Demo limitations:
The free demoversion will transcode just 5 seconds. 
(If the output is not transcoded it will output the entire file.)
Next, it will put "DEMO" for most fields into the XML, 
The filename of the MXF and XML will be "DEMO_DEMO_".
 

Quotes:

We bought Spotxml - it's great!
Patrice Gautot - Lovo Films



Note
This software uses code of FFmpeg, licensed under the  LGPLv2.1  and its source can be downloaded here.

Tags
SPOTxml, XML, Mac, Win, Spot software, subtitles, commercial, commercials , Lufs, r128, loudness, MXF, transcode, OP1a