Introducing Dalet Pyramid Solutions
It’s never been easier to access information, but arguably never been harder to meet audience expectations. How can newsrooms produce and publish relevant content for an increasingly diverse and scattered audience? By combining your Dalet Galaxy platform with cloud-native Dalet Pyramid solutions, you can bring your planning, remote editing, and digital-first production capabilities to the next level.By Luis Fernandez | 04/05/22
From inception, we, at Dalet, have been committed to improving the way media professionals create and share stories. We are constantly working with journalists, editors, producers, engineers, and technologists, to provide innovative solutions for planning, producing, and sharing news in our digital world.
As a result, we have developed three solutions, powered by Dalet Pyramid, to expand the power of newsrooms running Dalet Galaxy. They’re all “plug-and-play”, which means that the software is ready to use without reconfiguration, making it easy to pick one, two, or all three solutions. The integration is seamless, bringing to life a combination of robustness and agility, with the power of collaborative, cloud-native, and web-based tools for remote and digital teams.
Let me share more details about these solutions.
One of the biggest challenges news organizations face today is visualizing and orchestrating work. This challenge is especially acute for:
- large media organizations with multiple TV stations
- news organizations with distinct teams for broadcast and digital
- newsrooms with remote and field journalists
In some cases, we see a combination of all these.
Dalet Pyramid’s Centralized Planning is a direct response to that challenge. It allows news organizations to visualize, manage, and assign stories at the corporate level using a powerful, yet user-friendly tool for multi-site, multi-team, calendar-based news planning.
Let’s dive in…
The planner solution is intuitive and easy to learn. The assignment desk can see stories across teams, newsrooms and multiple locations worldwide. This helps chief editors assess what stories to choose and prioritize while increasing multisite collaboration and effective decision-making.
Chief editors — whether part of the assignment team or producers — can also appoint stories to field journalists. The assignment desk can share links from Dalet Galaxy or any video-hosting website and communicate with remote journalists using the integrated chat tool. On the other hand, journalists can share their work progress and keep all teams up to date.
Being a cloud-native solution, Dalet Pyramid allows the assignment editor to work remotely. They can access scripts and rundowns stored in the existing Dalet Galaxy platform directly from a browser. This capability brings a new level of agility to teams, removing the constraints of physical locations.
But the Centralized Planning solution not only improves visibility between multisite teams and allows them to work remotely; it actually solves a bigger issue. It gives storytellers the ability to plan and craft stories from a planner rather than from a rundown. Why is that beneficial? Amongst other aspects, because it allows news organizations to simultaneously approach linear (TV and radio) and non-linear (OTT, social media, digital outlets, …) platforms. No need to wait for the TV story to be finalized to repurpose the content for digital platforms. Your digital team can cover an important story as soon as it breaks. This is a significant evolution from how newsrooms traditionally work.
Last but not least, rundown-centric workflows are fully compatible with planning-centric workflows. Newsrooms can evolve at their own pace. You can read more about our centralized planning approach in this article.
Visualizing is crucial to planning and choosing what stories to cover, produce, and publish. But how can we actually produce content remotely, faster and more collaboratively?
Journalists often don’t have the luxury of time. They need to edit video while in the field, so how to access source materials, edit multimedia content, work with colleagues, and get approvals quickly and securely?
With Dalet Pyramid, we are bringing a state-of-the-art Remote Editing solution to our users. Our web-based editing software — Pyramid Cut — is more than just a tool, it is a fully collaborative ecosystem to produce and distribute content for all media types. In addition, creative teams can use Dalet Xtend to integrate Adobe Premiere© Pro© within the Dalet ecosystem. Video editors, producers, and journalists can simultaneously create and publish stories on digital outlets and/or TV, regardless of their location.
Let’s dive in…
A producer assigns stories to a field journalist — from the newsroom or anywhere else. Using the script editor within Dalet Pyramid, the journalist collaboratively writes scripts and can share video assets with the producer, video editor, or any other user that might be part of the project.
With Dalet Pyramid Cut the field journalist can upload rushes, access source content, edit a video version and collaborate with the team to create other angles or improve the final piece.
Then, the field journalist can get approvals and even publish the content directly on digital media, while different video angles are being edited to be placed in the newscast or published to other platforms. Meanwhile, a video editor can use Dalet Xtend to open the initial cut within Adobe Premiere Pro and enhance or repurpose for additional outlets.
Dalet Pyramid Cut, is a blazing fast, online multimedia editor that has been designed to produce TV, digital and radio news content quickly from anywhere. It is your perfect storytelling companion, from rough cuts to project creation, leveraging the MediaBin for collaborative workflows.
This solution addresses the needs of any news organization with digital production requirements. It combines the power of assignments, production, and distribution in one solution.
The challenge newsrooms face today is finding ways to make their digital teams take the lead for their own stories, working collaboratively with broadcast teams, all within the same newsroom media asset management platform.
The Dalet Pyramid-powered Digital Production solution allows news organizations to address these challenges. Your digital team, including remote staff and contributors, can access Dalet Galaxy’s content library and use existing assets to produce stories in each digital and social platform’s native format. This allows your organization to address the multiple expectations of your different audience segments.
Let’s dive in…
The user-friendly, Kanban-like planning interface helps digital teams to keep track of their work and have visibility across all projects. The progress of the story and the planning of each stage of the production process is also mapped out. The whole digital team is aware of what stories are being produced and which are in the queue.
Dalet Pyramid Cut provides a robust, web-based video editing tool designed for digital-first and remote content production. You can write your script, edit content, manipulate captions, record your narration, adjust aspect ratios, add digital graphics and publish your story, all without leaving the production environment!
Your digital team will also be able to pre-configure the solution to publish to different social and digital media outlets. They can also templatize graphics for different video requirements based on the platform, and even render the footage in Dalet Galaxy on-premises while editing from anywhere — using Dalet Pyramid Cut in the cloud.
This is just the beginning!
We have designed these next-gen news workflow solutions, powered by Dalet Pyramid, to provide a natural progression for newsrooms running Dalet Galaxy, expanding their workflow with new, value-added capabilities.
Available as subscription, these solutions will bring you smooth, regular updates as well as top-notch security, world-class support, and full scalability for you to meet the needs of tomorrow’s news operations, today.
Protecting your investment, preserving your flexibility, and investing in your future! What is not to like?
We cannot wait to start collaborating! Contact us to know more about how Dalet Pyramid solutions can help you to take your Dalet Galaxy newsroom to the next level.
With over a decade of experience in media production and entrepreneurship, Luis Fernandez is a dedicated marketer focused on positioning and go-to-market strategies. Luis has worked in the music and film industry, Tech-startups, and consulting. He currently is the Senior Product Marketing Manager at Dalet, for the News solutions.More Articles By Luis