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Video Clarity provides Harmonic with Quality Test Tools

Video Clarity provides Harmonic with Quality Test Tools

Campbell, CA, May 23, 2011 – Video Clarity, Inc., a leading provider of visual test analysis equipment, announced that Harmonic has chosen both RTM and ClearView products in their lab environment for video quality testing. RTM and ClearView from Video Clarity will empower Harmonic to improve the TV operator and ultimate home viewer’s quality of experience.

Harmonic utilizes RTM, a real-time quality assessment tool and the ClearView analyzer in product test environments.

RTM non-intrusively measures the quality, logs statistics, and alarms on A/V distortions and Lip Sync drifts. RTM saves valuable man-hours by vigilantly monitoring streams measuring A/V quality. RTM alarms on degraded A/V quality and saves the streams around the degradation for future engineering studies, while continually monitoring A/V Sync (Lip Sync) and providing statistics of the quality scores. RTM operates without injecting additional data and thus requires no special content formatting.

ClearView can store and play any video sequence in any order for any period of time. A key element is a variety of analysis playback modes used to compare the original and processed video sequences – side-by-side, mirrored, or seamless split – on the same display. Further, ClearView applies various objective metrics to the video sequences, generates graphs, displays pixel differences, and calculates an objective score.

“Our focus is to stay on the cutting edge of video technology and we are continuously challenged to ensure that our customers receive the best video quality experience,” said Joel Wilhite, Marketing Solutions Manager Broadcast & Satellite, of Harmonic, Inc. “Using Video Clarity’s ClearView system, we can quantify both subjective and objective video quality of these new compression algorithms. Using Video Clarity’s RTM, we can collect statistics and review recordings of our transmission and assure quality viewing.”

“We are very pleased to provide Harmonic with a solution that can assist in the entire video quality assessment process” said Blake Homan, President, , Video Clarity. “The fact that Harmonic has adopted RTM and ClearView confirms that our solutions hold a prominent place in the broadcast industry.”

RTM and ClearView are available direct from Video Clarity or one of our partners.

About Video Clarity

Video Clarity, Inc. is a leading provider of audio and video quality assessment and analysis systems for researchers, broadcasters and AV distribution engineers. Propelled by market leading technology, Video Clarity solutions are highly valuable tools being rapidly adopted by major entertainment networks, leading broadcast product companies and the highest educational and government research organizations around the world. Video Clarity, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Campbell, CA with distribution world-wide. For additional information, please visit the company’s Web site at