Harmonic optimises video services27 August 2013
An integrated set of solutions designed to optimise the production and delivery of high-value video services in the broadcast, cable, and multiscreen environments is being demonstrated by Harmonic at IBC.
Leveraging the latest video formats and industry standards, Harmonic says that its solutions enable broadcasters and operators to efficiently prepare and deliver high-quality video content to any viewing device.
An encoding and stream processing demonstration powered by Harmonic’s HEVC-ready ProMedia family of multiscreen solutions will showcase the exceptional resolution offered by the new format and features Harmonic’s new Ultra HD reference footage, which will be made available to customers for testing interoperability with HEVC clients.
Also on show will be an end-to-end true HD 1080p50 playout, encoding and distribution workflow, showcasing 3G-SDI and 1080p support on the Spectrum MediaPort 7000 realtime video encoder/decoder, as well as 1080p50 H.264 encoding on the Electra 8000 universal encoder and 1080p50 H.264 decoding with 3G-SDI output on the ProView 7100 integrated receiver-decoder and stream processor.
New linear ad splicing capabilities on Harmonic’s ProStream 9100 realtime stream processor, which harnesses the new Quad GbE I/O card for local and regional ad insertion directly into live-to-air MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC SD/HD transport streams, are also going to be demonstrated.