Friday, May 3, 2013

Harmonic Optimizes Media for Netflix

One more piece in the puzzle of "How does Netflix Manage Video Delivery?" (here).

Harmonic introduced "predefined transcoding presets for its ProMedia™ Carbon file-based transcoder that efficiently transform video and audio content into media formats optimized for Netflix, the world’s largest Internet television network ..  Powered by Harmonic’s Rhozet® [heretechnology, ProMedia Carbon facilitates the conversion of media content into a massive array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, Web, and mobile formats. The predefined transcoding presets designed specifically for Netflix include SD/HD and MPEG-2 I-Frame video formats at various frame rates, as well as stereo and 5.1 surround sound audio".

Yoav Derazon (pictured), director of product management for cloud services and transcoding, Harmonic said:  “Service providers today receive content from a wide variety of sources in many different formats. The challenge is to align the format and quality of that content, making it ready for distribution through Netflix, as well as other over-the-top (OTT) video providers .. ProMedia Carbon is one of the most ubiquitous transcoders on the market today, offering enhanced performance, efficiency, and scalability for the multiscreen environment. Leveraging our new predefined transcoding presets, new and existing ProMedia Carbon users can instantly create a consistent baseline format optimized for Netflix".

See "Utilizing Predefined Transcoding Presets for ProMedia™ Carbon, Content Providers Can Efficiently Support the Media Formats Required for Delivery to Netflix" - here.

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