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Virtualization - is it always best?

I like to be told that I’m wrong. It usually means that I’ve made some broad sweeping assumption that over-simplifies the world. My most recent blunder was assuming that the whole world will obviously move 100% of its media operations to the cloud. It seems to me that in the space of a few short…

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Why Cloud Content Supply Chains Are The Answer to Today's Media Consumption Demands

Today’s content creators and publishers are faced with a rapidly changing landscape. Any company and brand looking to engage viewers, followers, sports fans, consumers and buyers needs to refocus on their video strategy. Creating great content is no longer sufficient – you also need to keep at least one eye on trends. If you don’t,…

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Luc and Lee
How UX drives growth

With the advent of omnipresent technologies (think smartphones) in our daily lives, free/try apps have transformed the way we make products and the way consumers expect to be served up products that are intuitive and enjoyable. Just like consumers flocking from one social app to the other, a new generation of creative media professionals have…

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Dalet Smart Workflows
Metadata is “The New Gold”!

A number of technology trends got the lion’s share of buzz and display at IBC’s 50th edition: cloud and smart hybrid infrastructure, video over IP, workflow orchestration and automation, and last but not least big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). As game-changing as they can be, we believe that these are in fact…

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Dalet xN
The Power of the Cloud, Part 2: Reimagine the Media Enterprise with Dalet xN

Last month, in the first part of our blog series on the Power of the Cloud, we discussed the importance of evaluating your organization’s business needs before exploring any technology projects – especially cloud-based technology projects. Whether it’s growing your business by launching a new OTT service or streamlining your organization by bringing down geographical…

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The Power of the Cloud, Part 1: Start with Why…

“Ultimately, the cloud is the latest example of Schumpeterian creative destruction: creating wealth for those who exploit it; and leading to the demise of those that don’t.”– Joe Weinman, Senior VP at Telx and author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing While Joe Weinman’s statement clearly matches the vision of his company, he is…

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dalet
Is DPP relevant outside of the UK?

Readers of the AmberFin blog might have the impression that the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an initiative with relevance only within the UK, where it was developed. This understanding is entirely wrong – at NAB earlier this month, we received expressions of interest from just about every continent: So what do we take from this…

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dalet
Digital Production Partnerships (DPP) Help Broadcast Service Providers

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, back in February we organised a highly successful webinar together with our UK channel partner, ATG Broadcast. The webinar focussed on the advantages and challenges of DPP adoption here in the UK and looked at it from various different perspectives: If you are a broadcast service provider you will…

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dalet
Is Your Multi-Screen Transcode Strategy Ready for Sochi?

So, here we are, less than 30 days away from the Sochi Games, which promises to be another feast of sporting action attracting global viewing audiences that will be measured in many of millions: The hosts have made every possible effort to provide world class TV production facilities – for both domestic and international viewing…

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dalet
Digital Production Partnership (DPP): Will it Meet its Deadline?

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an organization facing the Herculean challenge of helping the UK broadcast industry to exploit maximum benefit from file-based digital production. The DPP’s Technical Standards group objective is to achieve the standardization of technical requirements for the delivery of TV programmes to UK broadcasters and to maintain and update these standards in line…

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dalet
How to Get De-Interlaced in Amsterdam

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Codec) is likely to be one of the most talked about topics at IBC this year, not only because it promises to reduce the data rate needed for high quality video coding by 50% compared to the current state-of-the-art, but also because the new coding standard simply does not support interlacing:  And…

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dalet
We're Still Not Out - Broadcast-IT Workflow Blog Scores a Century

As I reported in a previous article, we have managed to generate more than 100 entries in our first year of this esteemed blog. We have hundreds of dedicated subscribers, reading the comments on every continent, in every time zone: In true cricketing style, I think this qualifies for one of the Test Match Special’s “Champagne…

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dalet
100 Not Out - Broadcast-IT Workflow Blog Scores a Century

Less than 12 months ago we launched this blog. Our objective has always been to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences about the steady evolution of file-based workflows within the broadcast and electronic media markets: We were optimistic that this would prove to be a valuable communications medium but little were we to know just…

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dalet
Interlace or Progressive – Who Chooses?

Regular readers of this blog – or just people who have met me and been slightly startled when I start foaming at the mouth – will know that I am obsessive to the point of mania on one topic: Interlace is evil. Repeat after me: interlace is evil. Back when television first became a practical proposition,…

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dalet
A Year in the Life of DPP (Digital Production Partnership)

As the saying goes, a week in politics can be a very long time. Similarly, the last year in the life of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has seen a very great deal of evolutionary progression, all of which will have a positive and long-lasting impact on the broadcast industry: Believe it or not, next year marks…

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dalet
5 Secrets to Make Metadata Easy

Transfer of content between companies remains a time consuming and costly process. In a lot of cases it is not the time taken to get the file from A to B which is the time consuming aspect, it is the interpretation of what exactly has arrived when it gets there: We all know that Metadata is the…

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dalet
Whatever You Do, Don’t Become an Accidental Software Programmer!

Whoever said that running a media facility was easy needs carting off to the madhouse! Remaining price and quality competitive in today’s marketplace requires the physical agility of Usain Bolt, the insight of Gary Kasparov and the staying power of Red Rum all rolled into one: Those media facilities that were amongst the first to…

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dalet
IBC 2014 - Did Interlace Die or Was it Just Wounded?

I delivered the last paper of the show in 1988 in Brighton, UK and it was raining. This year the rain was plentiful too and I was up on stage again talking to young people as part of the Rising Stars program. It’s refreshing to talk to people who are new to the industry. It gives you…

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dalet
File-Based Workflows

The post is going out while I am at SET in Brazil and it’s interesting to see the difference in TV habits around the world. Brazil is an amazing country. It has a rapidly growing economy and a new generation of affluent middle class who are keen to have the latest television sets in their homes:…

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dalet
It's all About the API!

Once upon a time, in a land far far away software was sold that ran on a single computer. That computer was a lonely device. It didn’t have many other computers to talk to, so all of the software was concerned with internal processes and internal calculations and making sure it didn’t crash. Everything was under control…

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servers
Virtualization - is it always best?

I like to be told that I’m wrong. It usually means that I’ve made some broad sweeping assumption that over-simplifies the world. My most recent blunder was assuming that the whole world will obviously move 100% of its media operations to the cloud. It seems to me that in the space of a few short…

Read More
ss
Why Cloud Content Supply Chains Are The Answer to Today's Media Consumption Demands

Today’s content creators and publishers are faced with a rapidly changing landscape. Any company and brand looking to engage viewers, followers, sports fans, consumers and buyers needs to refocus on their video strategy. Creating great content is no longer sufficient – you also need to keep at least one eye on trends. If you don’t,…

Read More
Luc and Lee
How UX drives growth

With the advent of omnipresent technologies (think smartphones) in our daily lives, free/try apps have transformed the way we make products and the way consumers expect to be served up products that are intuitive and enjoyable. Just like consumers flocking from one social app to the other, a new generation of creative media professionals have…

Read More
Dalet Smart Workflows
Metadata is “The New Gold”!

A number of technology trends got the lion’s share of buzz and display at IBC’s 50th edition: cloud and smart hybrid infrastructure, video over IP, workflow orchestration and automation, and last but not least big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). As game-changing as they can be, we believe that these are in fact…

Read More
Dalet xN
The Power of the Cloud, Part 2: Reimagine the Media Enterprise with Dalet xN

Last month, in the first part of our blog series on the Power of the Cloud, we discussed the importance of evaluating your organization’s business needs before exploring any technology projects – especially cloud-based technology projects. Whether it’s growing your business by launching a new OTT service or streamlining your organization by bringing down geographical…

Read More
The Power of the Cloud, Part 1: Start with Why…

“Ultimately, the cloud is the latest example of Schumpeterian creative destruction: creating wealth for those who exploit it; and leading to the demise of those that don’t.”– Joe Weinman, Senior VP at Telx and author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing While Joe Weinman’s statement clearly matches the vision of his company, he is…

Read More
dalet
Is DPP relevant outside of the UK?

Readers of the AmberFin blog might have the impression that the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an initiative with relevance only within the UK, where it was developed. This understanding is entirely wrong – at NAB earlier this month, we received expressions of interest from just about every continent: So what do we take from this…

Read More
dalet
Digital Production Partnerships (DPP) Help Broadcast Service Providers

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, back in February we organised a highly successful webinar together with our UK channel partner, ATG Broadcast. The webinar focussed on the advantages and challenges of DPP adoption here in the UK and looked at it from various different perspectives: If you are a broadcast service provider you will…

Read More
dalet
Is Your Multi-Screen Transcode Strategy Ready for Sochi?

So, here we are, less than 30 days away from the Sochi Games, which promises to be another feast of sporting action attracting global viewing audiences that will be measured in many of millions: The hosts have made every possible effort to provide world class TV production facilities – for both domestic and international viewing…

Read More
dalet
Digital Production Partnership (DPP): Will it Meet its Deadline?

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an organization facing the Herculean challenge of helping the UK broadcast industry to exploit maximum benefit from file-based digital production. The DPP’s Technical Standards group objective is to achieve the standardization of technical requirements for the delivery of TV programmes to UK broadcasters and to maintain and update these standards in line…

Read More
dalet
How to Get De-Interlaced in Amsterdam

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Codec) is likely to be one of the most talked about topics at IBC this year, not only because it promises to reduce the data rate needed for high quality video coding by 50% compared to the current state-of-the-art, but also because the new coding standard simply does not support interlacing:  And…

Read More
dalet
We're Still Not Out - Broadcast-IT Workflow Blog Scores a Century

As I reported in a previous article, we have managed to generate more than 100 entries in our first year of this esteemed blog. We have hundreds of dedicated subscribers, reading the comments on every continent, in every time zone: In true cricketing style, I think this qualifies for one of the Test Match Special’s “Champagne…

Read More
dalet
100 Not Out - Broadcast-IT Workflow Blog Scores a Century

Less than 12 months ago we launched this blog. Our objective has always been to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences about the steady evolution of file-based workflows within the broadcast and electronic media markets: We were optimistic that this would prove to be a valuable communications medium but little were we to know just…

Read More
dalet
Interlace or Progressive – Who Chooses?

Regular readers of this blog – or just people who have met me and been slightly startled when I start foaming at the mouth – will know that I am obsessive to the point of mania on one topic: Interlace is evil. Repeat after me: interlace is evil. Back when television first became a practical proposition,…

Read More
dalet
A Year in the Life of DPP (Digital Production Partnership)

As the saying goes, a week in politics can be a very long time. Similarly, the last year in the life of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has seen a very great deal of evolutionary progression, all of which will have a positive and long-lasting impact on the broadcast industry: Believe it or not, next year marks…

Read More
dalet
5 Secrets to Make Metadata Easy

Transfer of content between companies remains a time consuming and costly process. In a lot of cases it is not the time taken to get the file from A to B which is the time consuming aspect, it is the interpretation of what exactly has arrived when it gets there: We all know that Metadata is the…

Read More
dalet
Whatever You Do, Don’t Become an Accidental Software Programmer!

Whoever said that running a media facility was easy needs carting off to the madhouse! Remaining price and quality competitive in today’s marketplace requires the physical agility of Usain Bolt, the insight of Gary Kasparov and the staying power of Red Rum all rolled into one: Those media facilities that were amongst the first to…

Read More
dalet
IBC 2014 - Did Interlace Die or Was it Just Wounded?

I delivered the last paper of the show in 1988 in Brighton, UK and it was raining. This year the rain was plentiful too and I was up on stage again talking to young people as part of the Rising Stars program. It’s refreshing to talk to people who are new to the industry. It gives you…

Read More
dalet
File-Based Workflows

The post is going out while I am at SET in Brazil and it’s interesting to see the difference in TV habits around the world. Brazil is an amazing country. It has a rapidly growing economy and a new generation of affluent middle class who are keen to have the latest television sets in their homes:…

Read More
dalet
It's all About the API!

Once upon a time, in a land far far away software was sold that ran on a single computer. That computer was a lonely device. It didn’t have many other computers to talk to, so all of the software was concerned with internal processes and internal calculations and making sure it didn’t crash. Everything was under control…

Read More