Harmonic has introduced Netflix-specific presets for its ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoder.

“With its ability to store and recall parameters that assure transcoded content meets our stringent quality standards, Harmonic’s ProMedia Carbon plays a significant role in the digital supply chains of our content and services partners,” said director of content partner operations at Netflix Christopher Fetner.

“Collaborating with Harmonic on the new transcoding presets for ProMedia Carbon, we’re able to ensure content operators have greater ease when delivering to Netflix.”

ProMedia Carbon’s 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.

It also handles PAL/NTSC conversion, logo insertion, colour space conversion, colour correction, and closed-captions extraction.