Harmonic Fuel-Injects ChannelPort
Enhanced features added
April 2, 2013
SAN JOSE, CALIF. –
Harmonic will debut enhancements to its Spectrum ChannelPort
channel playout platform. ChannelPort now delivers dual digital video effects
capabilities, extended codec support, and Pitch Blue compatibility.
system integrates branding, master control switching, and intelligent media
fetch with integrated playout control of live and clip sources on the trusted
Spectrum media server platform. Enhancements to the module include the addition
of dual-DVE capability, independent branding of simulcast channels, support for
external key/fill and live feeds, voiceover from live or file-based sources,
and on-board closed-caption file insertion.
addition of the dual-DVE function, broadcasters can play out two simultaneous
programs on the branded channel, typically a squeeze-back on credits during the
end of one program, alongside a preview of upcoming attractions on the other.
Additionally, independent branding for simulcast channels enables broadcasters
to create looks for a channel that airs in multiple formats or on multiple
platforms and screens.
Harmonic extended the
flexibility of ChannelPort by leveraging its open design to support the Pitch
Blue file-based playout system for native playout of H.264 HD content. Extended
codec support includes both AVC-Intra and ProRes 422. Like the ChannelPort
system, the Spectrum MediaPort 7000 module now also provides ProRes 422 codec
support. Harmonic will be in booth No. SU1411.