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

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.


Powered by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, our Electra VS encoder is designed for dense UHD HDR encoding. With support for HEVC, Electra VS is the ideal solution for UHD broadcast delivery and OTT live and video-on-demand (VOD) streaming applications.

Media Storage

The higher resolution video format increases the amount of bandwidth and capacity required to support 4K and UHD workflows. Harmonic’s MediaGrid is a scale-out NAS and media storage solution. MediaGrid distributed and optimized media file system is designed to satisfy demanding 4K and UHD workflows. It provides client optimized connectivity, network shared storage and enough sustainable bandwidth that makes it simple and effective to support the collaboration and editing 4K workflows and production projects.


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.


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.


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


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

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