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UHD HEVC Professional Decoder


Rapid and reliable deployment of eye-catching UHD content for contribution and primary distribution applications


With a significant increase in UHD TV sets hitting the market, content providers and broadcasters are looking for a solution to address the needs of early adopters. Compact and reliable, the RD9000 real-time professional decoder is the answer. Designed to ensure high performance, the RD9000 delivers pristine UHD for an immersive, high-resolution experience.

A software-based UHD HEVC (H.265) professional decoder that is perfect for contribution and primary distribution applications. The platform’s software architecture provides content providers and broadcasters with maximum flexibility, which is paramount in today’s market.

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  • Superior real-time ultra HD HEVC decoding
  • Single/multi slice UHD decoder
  • HEVC Main 10 and Main 422 10-bit decoding at 50/59.94 fps
  • Two versions up to 40Mbps or up to 160Mbps
  • Compact and low-power appliance
  • HDR-ready



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Single-slice UHD HEVC Technology

Single-slice UHD HEVC technology is a cornerstone of the RD9000, eliminating border compression artifacts and maximizing compression efficiency. This technology is essential for to achieving superior video quality in premium contribution applications. In addition, the RD9000 is ready for HDR (High Dynamic Range) along with WCG (Wide Color Gamut) to ensure drastic  contrast and color rendering for “wow” video experience.

Combined with Harmonic’s CP9000 UHD HEVC encoder, the RD9000 UHD HEVC decoder offers users a single-slice UHD contribution solution.

Versatile & Future-Proof

UHD contribution and primary distribution use cases are supported by the RD9000. The decoder supports 4:2:2 and offers significant HEVC bitrate savings, giving broadcasters a true edge over the competition. Supporting HDR and WCG via a flexible, software-based design, the RD9000 is future-proof .

Additionally, the RD9000 decoder supports DVB/SMPTE standards and is interoperable with professional encoders.



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