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The Growing Market of Motorsports Video Engagement

It’s March. The place is Bahrain. Rising in the air is a cacophony of noise. Well, maybe noise to some, but to fans who know the sound, that noise is a choir. It is a beautiful harmony created by engineering, science, and mechanical skill. It continues to rise and fall, like waves against a beach….

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Cracking the Code: Mastering Video Transcoding

With the demands of OTT services and more mobile devices bringing media to consumers everywhere and anywhere, the process of video transcoding is now more essential than ever in content delivery and presentation. How comfortable are you with the process? Do you know the best way to manage one project destined for multiple platforms? Here…

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Putting More Flow Into Your Post-Production Workflow

Contents Chapter 1: Evolution of Post-Production WorkflowsChapter 2: Mandating a New Post-Production Workflow ArchitectureChapter 3: How One Post House Scaled Operations to Capture New BusinessChapter 4: What It Takes to Evolve Your Post-Production WorkflowChapter 5: Evolve or Perish: The Future of Post-Production Workflow Evolution of Post-Production Workflows The past two years have witnessed some incredible…

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2021 Media Technology Trends

Around this time each year, I wonder what the following 12 months will have in store for our industry. This is a difficult endeavor under normal circumstances – but now that 2020 has been and gone, predicting the immediate future is something probably best left to professional fortune-tellers. Nonetheless, having already discussed with industry peers…

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Audience Consuming Media
Your stories, infinite possibilities

Today, the Dalet team is proud to unveil its new brand identity and, at the same time, celebrate the announcement of our next generation unified news operations solution, Dalet Pyramid. For 30 years, we’ve enabled hundreds of media-rich organizations to transform their production and distribution workflows – accelerating media operations, maximizing collaboration and creating higher…

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Trailblazing Transcoding in the Cloud

Anywhere, at scale and with premium results! Dalet AmberFin has been a go-to media conversion platform for high-end content for years now. Its scalable media processing tools offer transcode, color conversion, packaging, and file transport with an emphasis on the quality of the output. The AmberFin transcode engine was initially designed to run on cost-effective,…

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What is HDR, WCG and Dolby Vision and why does it matter?

Alphabet soup starring HDR and WCG  “Hey Guys, let’s re-invent the entire TV and Cinema chains from Camera to Screen!” said no high-ranking executive in any board meeting ever. The whole concept sounds like crazy talk when you say it out loud, but in reality that’s what the High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) revolution have done over the…

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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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IMF: How Does it Work and Who will Use It?

If you read my previous post on IMF, you’ll already know that unlike its finance focussed namesake, the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is in fact designed to improve our lives: it is a new SMPTE file format designed to create a single – standardized – master bundle for distribution of versioned content between businesses into multiple territories: The content creation…

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What is IMF and Why Should You Care?

Not to be confused with its more illustrious name sake, the IMF (Interoperable Master Format) is a file format that is designed to simplify the file exchange process by creating a single – standardized – master file for distribution of content between businesses into multiple territories: Separate the content into various ingredients  Most films these days have…

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5 Steps to Creating or Modifying a Metadata Schema in AmberFin iCR

In my last blog post  I described the steps required to generate an XML Metadata output from iCR in a couple of simple steps, this is based around a pre-defined XML layout provided by AmberFin: In an ideal world Metadata would be standardized and indeed steps are being taken in the industry to achieve this with the likes of AS-11 and AS-12 and DPP picking…

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3 Simple Steps to generating XML Metadata in AmberFin iCR

Over the years I have been supplied with a number of tapes to assist with ingest workflow investigation or to assist customers in identifying the source of issues they encounter. More often than not a tape which arrives on my desk has associated metadata, be that a well formatted label on the tape detailing exactly the contents,…

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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…

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4 Steps to Creating a Hyper V Virtual Machine as an iCR Host

Server virtualization has been around for quite some time now, the first time I came across it was about 10 years ago in an attempt to reduce the roll out time and overhead for setting up Microsoft Technical training rooms: The existing process was quite involved taking two dedicated staff members to ensure the training…

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…

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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…

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,…

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Pop Videos & Commercials - Keeping the Length the Same

In today’s multi-platform world the big challenge facing content owners and aggregators is the ability to make their most valuable content available to the largest number of sets of eyes: Whether you are in the cinema, at home watching HDTV or out and about but still online via your tablet or smartphone, you still want…

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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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The Growing Market of Motorsports Video Engagement

It’s March. The place is Bahrain. Rising in the air is a cacophony of noise. Well, maybe noise to some, but to fans who know the sound, that noise is a choir. It is a beautiful harmony created by engineering, science, and mechanical skill. It continues to rise and fall, like waves against a beach….

Read More
Cracking the Code: Mastering Video Transcoding

With the demands of OTT services and more mobile devices bringing media to consumers everywhere and anywhere, the process of video transcoding is now more essential than ever in content delivery and presentation. How comfortable are you with the process? Do you know the best way to manage one project destined for multiple platforms? Here…

Read More
Putting More Flow Into Your Post-Production Workflow

Contents Chapter 1: Evolution of Post-Production WorkflowsChapter 2: Mandating a New Post-Production Workflow ArchitectureChapter 3: How One Post House Scaled Operations to Capture New BusinessChapter 4: What It Takes to Evolve Your Post-Production WorkflowChapter 5: Evolve or Perish: The Future of Post-Production Workflow Evolution of Post-Production Workflows The past two years have witnessed some incredible…

Read More
2021 Media Technology Trends

Around this time each year, I wonder what the following 12 months will have in store for our industry. This is a difficult endeavor under normal circumstances – but now that 2020 has been and gone, predicting the immediate future is something probably best left to professional fortune-tellers. Nonetheless, having already discussed with industry peers…

Read More
Audience Consuming Media
Your stories, infinite possibilities

Today, the Dalet team is proud to unveil its new brand identity and, at the same time, celebrate the announcement of our next generation unified news operations solution, Dalet Pyramid. For 30 years, we’ve enabled hundreds of media-rich organizations to transform their production and distribution workflows – accelerating media operations, maximizing collaboration and creating higher…

Read More
AFC_hero
Trailblazing Transcoding in the Cloud

Anywhere, at scale and with premium results! Dalet AmberFin has been a go-to media conversion platform for high-end content for years now. Its scalable media processing tools offer transcode, color conversion, packaging, and file transport with an emphasis on the quality of the output. The AmberFin transcode engine was initially designed to run on cost-effective,…

Read More
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What is HDR, WCG and Dolby Vision and why does it matter?

Alphabet soup starring HDR and WCG  “Hey Guys, let’s re-invent the entire TV and Cinema chains from Camera to Screen!” said no high-ranking executive in any board meeting ever. The whole concept sounds like crazy talk when you say it out loud, but in reality that’s what the High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) revolution have done over the…

Read More
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
IMF: How Does it Work and Who will Use It?

If you read my previous post on IMF, you’ll already know that unlike its finance focussed namesake, the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is in fact designed to improve our lives: it is a new SMPTE file format designed to create a single – standardized – master bundle for distribution of versioned content between businesses into multiple territories: The content creation…

Read More
What is IMF and Why Should You Care?

Not to be confused with its more illustrious name sake, the IMF (Interoperable Master Format) is a file format that is designed to simplify the file exchange process by creating a single – standardized – master file for distribution of content between businesses into multiple territories: Separate the content into various ingredients  Most films these days have…

Read More
dalet
5 Steps to Creating or Modifying a Metadata Schema in AmberFin iCR

In my last blog post  I described the steps required to generate an XML Metadata output from iCR in a couple of simple steps, this is based around a pre-defined XML layout provided by AmberFin: In an ideal world Metadata would be standardized and indeed steps are being taken in the industry to achieve this with the likes of AS-11 and AS-12 and DPP picking…

Read More
dalet
3 Simple Steps to generating XML Metadata in AmberFin iCR

Over the years I have been supplied with a number of tapes to assist with ingest workflow investigation or to assist customers in identifying the source of issues they encounter. More often than not a tape which arrives on my desk has associated metadata, be that a well formatted label on the tape detailing exactly the contents,…

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
4 Steps to Creating a Hyper V Virtual Machine as an iCR Host

Server virtualization has been around for quite some time now, the first time I came across it was about 10 years ago in an attempt to reduce the roll out time and overhead for setting up Microsoft Technical training rooms: The existing process was quite involved taking two dedicated staff members to ensure the training…

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
Pop Videos & Commercials - Keeping the Length the Same

In today’s multi-platform world the big challenge facing content owners and aggregators is the ability to make their most valuable content available to the largest number of sets of eyes: Whether you are in the cinema, at home watching HDTV or out and about but still online via your tablet or smartphone, you still want…

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