Harmonic has launched a cloud-based transcoding service for professional applications. The service is available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
Harmonic is providing cloud access to its ProMedia Carbon MP video processor, based on the company’s Rhozettranscoding technology. Content creators, service providers, and media professionals can access the technology to convert broadcast-quality video content to virtually any standard media format.
For specific jobs, access is available on an hourly basis. Users can also set up ongoing access to set up cloud-based transcoding workflows (with access via an XML API).
In either case, professionals can use the system for SD/HD and PAL/NTSC conversions, logo insertion, color correction, and multiformat closed-captioning processing.
Yoav Derazon, Harmonic’s director of product management for cloud services and transcoding, said, "ProMedia Carbon MP significantly changes the landscape of high-quality video-format conversion by making it both cost-effective and easily accessible. Whether our customers utilize ProMedia Carbon MP to meet ad-hoc transcoding needs or as a platform for hosting a cloud-based transcoding farm, they'll be able to greatly improve their transcoding workflow and minimize costs through a pay-as-you-go business model."
In addition to saving users the expense of purchasing site transcoding licenses, ProMedia Carbon MP supports the industry's broadest array of acquisition, nonlinear editing, broadcast, web, and mobile formats including MXF, XDCAM HD, QuickTime, CableLabs, and MP4, the company said.