Media Technician

Los Angeles, USA


Media Technician

The Media Technician will encode/transcode customer content for Mastering needs and distribution to Broadcasters, Video-On-Demand (VOD), Electronic Sell Through and new technologies as they emerge. In addition, the Media Technician is responsible for potential audio/video editing, being able to identify media specifications/troubleshoot, and creating proxy files.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Onboarding of new Providers and Services (Broadcasters / Platforms)
  • Will provide a key voice in developing Iyuno-SDI prescribed workflows and purchase of equipment
  • Encode audio/video assets from any available source asset to specification using the Iyuno-SDI prescribed workflows and equipment
  • Transcode audio/video assets from any available source asset to specification using the Iyuno-SDI prescribed workflows and equipment
  • Perform audio/video editing, layback and standards conversion using the Iyuno-SDI prescribed workflows and equipment
  • Perform audio/video specification quality assurance prescribed by Iyuno-SDI’s policy and procedures in advance of hand off to Master Quality Control
  • Perform delivery of assets via accelerated digital delivery mechanisms using the Iyuno-SDI prescribed workflows and equipment
  • Relatively minor editing requests using NLE, such as insert edits of UHD, IMF packaged material or program timeline builds
  • Troubleshoot and correct reported issues with assets and collaborate with Mastering PMs, Production Managers and Engineering as necessary. Provide the technical knowledge for external client feedback
  • Maintain an up to the minute accurate account of production and task status in Iyuno-SDI’s job management systems
  • Stay current with Iyuno-SDI workflows and workflow change management updates and tutorials
  • Stay current with changes in transcoding software/hardware
  • Other duties as assigned

Capabilities and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent technical understanding
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex subject matters
  • Ability to work in tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Expert knowledge in your field
  • Self-motivated
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Capable of multi-tasking
  • Full understanding of telecine, codecs, color space and framerate conversions
  • Demonstrate the ability to detect audio/video errors
  • Understanding of metadata and its function
  • Understanding of digital file transport services
  • Full understanding of UHD HDR/SDR (4K)
  • Understanding of Color Front Transkoder, FFMPG, Orchestrator, Media Info, Premiere, Telestream Vantage, and DaVinci Resolve amongst other transcoders
  • Understanding of side-car files (closed caption files, dub files, etc.)
  • Demonstrate an ability to troubleshoot the transcoding workflow

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of related technical experience
  • Subject to proficiency test related to digital media
  • In depth knowledge of audio/video formats
  • In depth knowledge of frame rates
  • In depth knowledge of aspect ratio
  • In depth knowledge of SMPTE timecode
  • Have an aptitude for analytic problem solving
  • Demonstrate the ability to focus on details ensuring an error free deliverable

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