Ultra HD Encoder
High-efficiency encoding for the rapid deployment of eye-catching UHD content
Making live UHD delivery available for satellite, cable terrestrial and fiber networks, the ViBE 4K encoder content in real time via HEVC (H.265), today’s most advanced compression standard. In addition, the unit employs a 10-bit precision encoding technology originally reserved for professional transmission. As a result, image details, sharpness and color gradients are preserved throughout the distribution process — right up to the consumer’s UHD display. The ViBE 4K combines its HEVC bitrate savings with support for 4:2:2 and low-latency encoding.
Simple and cost-effective to deploy, the ViBE 4K is interoperable with the Harmonic Amethyst III smart redundancy switch, enabling a compact 1+1 UHD redundant solution in just 3 RU. Compatible with major HDR solutions, the future-proof unit is ready for the next phases of UHD TV.
- Superior real-time UHD compression
HEVC Main 10 & Main 422 10-bit encoding at 50/59.94 fps
- HDR support
- Compatible with external DASH packager for OTT delivery
Compliant with EBU UHD Phase 1 specifications
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ViBE 4K Features
Processing uncompressed UHD signals at eight times the bitrate of current HD sources, the ViBE 4K encodes content in real time via HEVC. HEVC offers incredible compression efficiency, making live UHD delivery available for satellite, cable, terrestrial and fiber networks. The ViBE 4K also employs 10-bit precision encoding technology.
The ViBE 4K allows broadcasters to address both high dynamic range (HDR) and non-HDR-compliant deployments in a single stream, with minimal overhead for the required metadata carried in the signal. The encoder is compatible with the major HDR solutions, making it ready for the next phases of UHD TV.
Versatile & Future-Proof
Contribution and distribution applications are both supported on the ViBE 4K. The platform is simple and cost-effective to deploy, and is interoperable with the Harmonic Amethyst™ III smart redundancy switch, enabling a compact 1+1 UHD redundant solution in just 3 RU.