Tag: encoding

Top Video Predictions in 2016: Cloud Technologies

Cloud Technology

You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the benefits and possible applications for cloud technology in the video world. Here are a couple ways we see cloud being used in 2016. Overcast Clouds If you liked virtualization of the whole video processing chain, from middleware to DRM, encoding and…


Industry Spotlight: SKY PerfecTV!

SKY PerfecTV! discusses why they chose to work with Harmonic, and how our Spectrum media server system and Electra encoders are central to their hardware. As the established market leader in media server and storage technologies,  is the ideal platform for streamlining media production and broadcast operations and implementing file-based workflows. Possessing a modular architecture, Spectrum…


1st UHD Transmission in HEVC

On April 19th, Harmonic, SES and Broadcom Corporation pioneered the first Ultra HD transmission in the new HEVC standard live from an ASTRA satellite at 19.2 degrees East. The HEVC standard features an up to 50 percent encoding efficiency improvement, compared to previous test broadcasts in MPEG-4 AVC (H.264). The end-to-end demonstration which was presented…