For live VR video, Harmonic Electra™ VS encoder can output multiple formats for UHD HEVC transmission, down to 1080p50 for single bitrates and 720p and 1080p for ABR streaming. The encoder can then package the content in Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH ISO BMFF format. Alternatively, the Electra X2 encoder can be used for resolutions up to 1080p for MPEG-4 AVC streaming.
For VOD content, the ProMedia® Xpress high-performance transcoder enables faster-than-real-time transcoding and packaging of content in HLS, MPEG-DASH and mp4 formats.
Both ProMedia Xpress and Electra VS can send content to either our ProMedia X Origin multiscreen media server or directly to a CDN. ProMedia X Origin is an HTTP streaming video server that ensures maximum interoperability with all target devices, and can package and host VR content in the HLS and MPEG-DASH protocols.
The high-performance, highly scalable Harmonic MediaGrid storage system can support hundreds of hours’ worth of file-based VR video content. All ProMedia X Origin servers in the network have access to content stored on MediaGrid, no complex asset management required.
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.
Harmonic is a founding member of the VR Industry Forum.
“Thanks to technology partners like Harmonic, NASA has been at the forefront of delivering amazing video experiences, including virtual reality and UHD.”
Harmonic compression systems are essential elements in the preparation and delivery of high-quality, real-time and on-demand 2160p60 VR video. We work with leading stitching and geometry-mapping vendors to assure that the highest possible video quality is maintained throughout the production process.