A public API is available to query all published QC Test definitions (including links to the famous 'Card' images).

Example API calls

https://ebu.io/qc/api/v1/items returns all published/deprecated Tests

https://ebu.io/qc/api/v1/items/0001F returns a specific Test

https://ebu.io/qc/api/v1/items/0001F/versions/2.0 returns a specific version of a Test

Fair use (rate limiting)

The API calls are limited in time & amount.

Requests also can be cached, so you may get a 429 if you already got the latest information. See the API documentation for more details.

API documentation

The API documentation consists of a description and an XML Schema document:

EBU.IO/QC Data model

The data model that forms the basis for the EBU.IO/QC system and the XML returned by the API is described in the following publications:


We welcome your feedback (questions, issues, ideas, etc.) via the EBU.IO/QC Forum.

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Version by Frans De Jong - Dec. 20, 2017 @ 1:37 p.m.