• Transcode Operator

    Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    Paramount Pictures
    iCIMS ID
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    This position is responsible for maintaining the highest quality standards and performing various video and audio compressions against a variety of codecs and equipment.

    • Transcode from source assets for distribution purposes using Rhozet/Elemental/Digital Rapids utilizing MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WM9, QuickTime, VC-1, H.264, and ProRes
    • Visual QC of transcoded assets (A/V quality)
    • Verification of automated QC reports
    • Transcode clips from source materials
    • Audio, subtitle, Closed Caption sync verification against created elements
    • Order creation/management within Xytech Media Pulse
    • Metadata entry for asset ingest into archive system
    • Work closely with Client Service and Distribution staff to satisfy client’s needs


    Basic Qualifications

    • 2+ years experience in digital content supply chain
    • Familiarity with the following video codecs: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WM9, QuickTime, ProRes, H.264.
    • Familiarity with the following audio codecs: WMA, AAC, MP3, MPEG, AC-3
    • Familiarity with the following uncompressed digital formats: AVI, YUV, TARGA, TIFF, BMP, WAV, AIF

    Additional Qualifications

    • Knowledge of digital content creation workflows, processes, techniques, and distribution processes
    • Knowledge of digital distribution platforms
    • Strong oral and written communication skills are required to effectively communicate with Company personnel and outside parties
    • Detail and Process oriented
    • General understanding of Digital Workflows and related Media Management
    • 3:2 processing
    • Noise reduction and weave removal
    • Transcode profile setup/creation
    • MAC & PC Operating Systems, MS Office programs
    • Experience with automated QC software/systems 


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