Founded in 1978, Vanderquest has now been supplying the broadcast and music industries with video production, post-production and archiving services for over 30 years.
During 2008 and 2009, an increasing number of our clients were asking us to edit their programmes due to them being rejected by broadcasters for failing the Harding test. In most cases, it was difficult for production companies to gain access to a Harding machine when they needed to test footage themselves, and if they could, it was a very expensive and time consuming process as the footage had to be transferred to tape before testing. With most of the Harding Analyser machines being in London video facilities, for producers elsewhere in the UK and abroad it meant the first time they learned of their programmes failing the Harding test was when they were rejected by broadcasters
Realising the demand for a more cost-effective and efficient way of testing during production we launched HardingTest.com at the beginning of 2010 to provide users with a way of testing video remotely, without the need to have an in-house HardingFPA machine. With growing demand from users to have even quicker test results and to address the issue of time differences between the UK and other countries around the world, in late 2012 we developed a fully automated Harding system whereby users can test a video themselves and receive results within seconds.
As well as Harding testing and editing to fix programmes that have failed the test, we also offer compliance editing (e.g. removal of product placement and offensive language), video tape duplication in SD and HD formats, encoding and transcoding as well as being one of the few video facilities that can still transfer older video formats such as 2" Quad, 1"C, 1"B, D-1, D-2, D-3, D5 and Philips N1500 and N1700.