Simultaneous Low-Resolution Outputs
The Electra 7000 can simultaneously deliver low-resolution channels from the same video input for applications such as picture-in-picture (PIP), dynamic multichannel mosaics and Internet video streaming.
Advanced Statistical Multiplexing
Harmonic pioneered next-generation statistical multiplexing solutions that streamline system architectures, reduce total cost of ownership and provide significant operational advantages. Our DiviTrackIP™ technology connects encoders and multiplexers across a LAN or WAN, allowing any encoder anywhere in the network to be part of any multiplex, efficiently creating a virtual headend.
Industry-Leading Preprocessing Technology
Integrated noise-reduction capabilities — including our signature motion-compensated temporal filtering (MCTF), mosquito-noise reduction and sharpening, and adaptive deblocking filter — dramatically improve encoding quality.
Hierarchical LookAhead Multi-Pass Encoding
Harmonic Hierarchical LookAhead™ encoding employs a dedicated H.264 compression processor to fully analyze incoming video content, including algorithms, to detect fade/dissolve and scene-cut transitions, and then proactively apply the most-efficient encoding strategy. This innovative preprocessing technology delivers the highest possible video quality at the lowest possible bitrates.
High-Quality Integrated Decoding Option
The FLEX® dual decoder option delivers highly flexible video and audio decoding capabilities as an option for Electra or Ion™ encoders. A single FLEX module for the Electra 7000 decodes up to two incoming channels of H.264 or MPEG-2 video in either SD or HD 4:2:0 formats, eliminating the dependency on ingress formats. FLEX can deliver precompressed video to any Electra or Ion encoder, and supports both ASI and IP inputs.
Seamless Ad Insertion
With support for SCTE 104 DPI triggering of SCTE 35 message insertion, the Electra 7000 interfaces with most broadcast automation systems.
Native Audio Encoding
The Electra 7000 supports up to 10 stereo pairs of audio encoding in formats such as MPEG-1 Layer II, Dolby® Digital (AC-3) and AAC/HE-AAC. Dolby E-to-AC-3 transcoding is also supported.
Easy-to-Use System Management
Electra 7000 encoders can be easily configured through a standalone web interface or with the Harmonic NMX™ Digital Service Manager video network management solution.