Adaptive delivery technologies which are in use to deliver services over unmanaged networks will allow for greater efficiency and capability of managed networks. A unified video processing workflow that can scale to large scale video delivery is described. Using this workflow from content ingest to distribution will provide a higher quality of experience over a wide range of devices. The concept of active management of adaptive delivery is proposed and described as a method of maintaining network capacity and incremental offering of new services and formats. A method of validating adaptive profiles is described and results presented comparing a number of different adaptive technology implementations.