There is no substitute for a dedicated, knowledgeable set of eyes on your product, offering you a fresh perspective. When it comes to real-time evaluation of your digital content, 3rd i Digital’s expertise is unrivaled in the business, and our staff’s broad base of knowledge is unmatched.

3rd i Digital works with 4K/UHD, HD, and SD NTSC/PAL digital media content on every available source and in various formats, whether it be tape-based like HDCAM SR, or purely file-based. And we work both in-house at our Culver City facilities, and on location at numerous post production houses throughout Southern California, as well.

  • Work hand-in-hand with producers, filmmakers and production houses to customize workflows and budgets to their specific needs.
  • Collaborate with content owners and partners to create and maintain technical specifications.
  • Assist hardware and software technology leaders in developing and optimizing their products.

Categories below describe our services in greater detail.


3rd i Digital performs a comprehensive analysis from the Original Transfer Master through to all deliverable formats.

  • All common file types supported, including IMF, ProRes, image sequences and DNx
  • All common resolutions and formats supported, including UHD/4K, Dolby Vision and HDR10
  • M&E QC
  • Dolby Atmos QC
  • Closed captions QC
  • Harding Photosensitive Epilepsy (PSE) Testing
  • Software QC
  • Streamlined, Technical QC of Catalog and Archival material


  • IMF package creation, including SDR, HDR, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos
  • DCP creation with output to CRU drive or digital files
  • General transcoding, proxy creation and editing
  • Chapters/iTunes Extras scenes lists creation


Compression QC

  • Full linear review of compressed masters compared against source material
  • All current formats supported including UHD, HDR and 3D

Menu Page QC

  • Comprehensive evaluation of every aspect of Blu-ray and DVD menus.
  • Review of menu elements for graphics, spelling, translation, and logic ahead of authoring

Optical Disc QC

  • Disc builds reviewed at both emulation and check disc stages
  • Disc logic and navigation verified to client specifications
  • Games and interactive elements tested
  • Full linear review of video, audio, subtitles and captions in feature and extras
  • Spelling and translation verified in most common languages
  • All current formats supported, including Ultra HD Blu-ray with HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Blu-ray 3D, and immersive audio formats.


The experiences offered by VR and AR applications are richer and more varied than traditional presentations. As a result, the impact on the consumer is that much greater.

  • Software Experiences and 360° Video
  • Review of video and audio for potential distractions
  • Full UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) testing
  • Cybersickness potential and expected comfort level rated