With its ability to store and recall parameters that assure transcoded content meets Netflix’s stringent quality standards, Harmonic's ProMedia Carbon plays a significant role in the digital supply chains of Netflix content and services partners. The new collaborative transcoding presets for ProMedia Carbon provide content operators greater assurance when delivering content to Netflix.
Harmonic's Rhozet technology allows ProMedia Carbon’s 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.
ProMedia Carbon also handles a variety of critical operations, including PAL/NTSC conversion, logo insertion, color space conversion, color correction and closed-captions extraction. Through a user-friendly interface or API, operators have complete control over every aspect of the transcoding process. Content providers also have the flexibility to deploy ProMedia Carbon as a stand-alone application or as part of a scalable, multi-node, fully automated transcoding farm under the control of the Harmonic WFS file-based workflow engine.
Today’s service providers 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 OTT video providers. Harmonic’s ProMedia Carbon is designed to offer enhanced performance, efficiency and scalability for the multiscreen environment. The new predefined transcoding presets allow new and existing ProMedia Carbon users to instantly create a consistent baseline format optimized for Netflix.