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Harmonic unwraps new high-end video encoder

US firm Harmonic has revealed its new Ellipse 3000 contribution encoder, aimed at broadcasters and service providers engaged in demanding applications such as news gathering and live sports coverage, where performance and image quality are primary considerations.

The Ellipse 3000 employs MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC 8- and 10-bit compression technologies to enable transmission of pristine real-time video over satellite and broadband contribution networks, encoding the highest possible picture quality at the front end of the broadcast chain.

“Offering broad codec support and simple in-field firmware upgradability, Ellipse 3000 is a future-proof platform spanning from MPEG-2 SD 4:2:0 8-bit to AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit,” said Yaniv Sibony, product manager for contribution and distribution at Harmonic.

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