The focus for the CHOP Encoding & Digital Media Operator is to create eMasters (media essence and composition metadata) for ingest to the DETE vault in support of the ultimate customer deliverable. This candidate will also perform the standard tasks for the department as needed. They are responsible for performing tasks related to encoding, transcoding, editing, C3, QC, analysis and ingest of files.

 Hours: weekend & graveyard hours

contract: 3 month opportunity


  • Leverages VTRs and capture stations for physical media formats (tapes) or digital formats and converts them to the DETE eMaster specification and creates detailed metadata (developed specifically for fully automated DETE processes).

  • Organizes incoming physical and digital assets for efficient use of resources and maximum facility output.

  • Creates composition metadata for eMaster essence to identify specific content segments, in and out points, types of cards, logos and slates. Assigns controlled vocabulary to metadata fields

  • CC insertion, subtitle alignment and audio mixing.

  • Encoding, transcoding, editing, C3, QC, analysis and ingest of files.

  • Tracking and monitoring work, updating status and workflow information across various databases.


  • Tape to file or file to file, encoding, transcoding, standards conversion, frame rate conversion, aspect ratio conversion, editing, tape playback and QC.

  • Experience with encoding stations (Digital Rapids, Dalet iCR, Elemental, Ateme)

  • Understanding of formats for Television and Feature content (ability to recognize Commercial Blacks, Logos, Bars/Tones, Slates... )

  • PC experience including PC based captioning software.

  • Mac experience including Mac based captioning software.

  • Microsoft office; excel and Word

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