UHD Workflows

Real-World Ultra HD HDR Solutions

Harmonic is making the new paradigm of Ultra HD encoding and delivery with HDR a reality with real-world solutions for live, VOD and linear applications. The Harmonic UHD HDR ecosystem integrates all phases of the broadcast chain, including file ingest, collaborative post production, encoding, high-speed transcoding, time-shifted TV and transport stream playout.

A Complete Solution for UHD HDR Video Production and Delivery

With a Harmonic UHD HDR solution, users can grow their capabilities at a pace that makes sense for their business. You can migrate from file-based VOD streaming of UHD assets to live UHD adaptive bitrate streaming, then add linear broadcast UHD capabilities when you’re ready, complete with logo and digital program insertion, full automation and channel redundancy.

UHD Workflow Applications

Encoding

Powered by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, our Electra X3 encoder is the industry’s first media processing platform to support full-frame UHD HDR encoding at 60 fps.

Contribution Encoding

Delivering low-latency, high-bitrate HEVC 4:2:2 10-bit encoding for 4K contribution applications, Harmonic’s ViBE 4K is an ideal solution for transporting artifact-free UHD pictures from the field to the studio, and from the studio to the headend.

Playout

Our award-winning Spectrum X advanced media server system is software-upgradable to UHD, allowing you to migrate smoothly from HD to UHD with complete channel-in-a-box capabilities.

Transcoding

Depend on our WFS file-based workflow engine for transcoding all of your high-value 4K VOD assets.

Streaming

Harmonic’s enterprise-class ProMedia X Origin multiscreen media server lets you package and stream your live and VOD UHD content to all first and second screens with pristine video quality.

Ultra HD / 4K Workflows

By partnering with Harmonic, we have joined forces with a company that sets the standard for innovation in Ultra HD production and delivery

Mariano Orihuela, Director of Residential Markets, Claro Chile

Harmonic Ultra HD with HDR Solution Features

  • Simplified deployment of VOD and linear UHD HDR channels
  • Adaptive bitrate streaming of UHD content with hooks to DRM and CMS
  • Pre-integrated framework for VOD and TS playout
  • Upgradeable to 50/60 fps and 10-bit sampling
  • Cloud-enabled UHD transcoding
  • Linear UHD channel rollout in less than one month

Resources

Read our VR Ebook_Preparing for the VR tsunami

Preparing for the VR Tsunami

What does the emerging space for VR in the mass market mean for telecom providers, and what kind of strain will it put on telecom networks?

Ebook

Ebbok_HDR The Gathering Storm

HDR – The Gathering Storm

Learn more about HDR, the potential obstacles and what top analysts are expecting from this transition.

Ebook

Harmonic UHD Playout and Delivery Solution

Ultra HD Playout & Delivery

By 2020, more than 40 million consumers around the world are projected to be watching close to 250 linear UHD channels.

Solution Brief