ArgoNavis Dynamic Ad Insertion

With the introduction of Dynamic Ad Insertion tools for the ArgoNavis QA/QC Platform, streamlined MPEG test and verification processes are more efficient and easier.


This automated tool extracts the MPEG parameters necessary for the next generation of Dynamic Ad Insertion devices to work. Areas containing ‘black’ frames within a file and the I Frames within the black are identified and data specific to each I Frame is collected. This data includes NPT (normal play time), frame number(decode and display order), Video PTS, Byte Offset, and GOP header time code. Simplifying data collection for your DAI system.

C3 Content

Vela Integration

For C3 content, the Vela system can interface with your Media Asset Management system, retrieve asset metadata necessary for the filename, asset ID, etc., determine breakpoints using Black and IFrame detection and Local Avail breakpoints using Traffic and As Run Logs.

Automation and SDK

Black frame detection with I Frame identification and NPT calculations

Setup and monitor watch folders and automatically perform black frame detection with I Frame identification and NPT calculations. Results can be output in PDF, XML for other asset management systems, or CSV for delivery directly to DAI service providers. An optional SDK is available to allow asset management systems to control and move content through the DAI identification process. Output in PDF, XML, or CSV for delivery directly to DAI service providers.


Frame Detection and Media Timeline

Use the stand alone Frame Detection Application and Media Timeline tools to see every frame of an asset with its associated MPEG parameters on a timeline for easy debugging or troubleshooting of problematic assets.

Product Features

Detection Automated, faster than real time detection of black frames and identification of I Frames for NPT calculation.
File Support Multi-format, multi-codec, multi-screen support
Logging Results generated in PDF, CSV and XML formats.

Compatibility Specifications

Data Types
  • Byte Offset
  • NPT, PTS
  • Frame Number(Decode Order)
  • Frame Number(Display Order)
  • GOP Header Time Code
Multiplexer/Wrapper Formats
  • MPEG-2 Transport Streams
  • MPEG-2 Program Streams
  • MPEG-2 Elementary Streams
  • MXF OP1a, AS02, AS03
  • QuickTime, MOV, MP4, MPV
Video Codecs
  • MPEG-2 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 Main and High Level
  • H.264 (AVC MPEG-4 Part10) Main and High Profiles (Black frame and IDR frame detection only)
  • Apple ProRes and Apple ProRes 422 HQ (Black frame and IDR frame detection only)

System Specifications

  • 100 MB free disk space for software installation
Operating System
  • Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems
  • Intel Core Processor or Equivalent