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Aug 27, 2020
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Dalet Anuncia Programa Virtual para IBC2020
Incluye el evento digital Dalet Pulse y las sesiones en línea enfocadas en mejorar la movilidad, flexibilidad y agilidad en noticias, programación y OTT

Dalet inicia su "IBC Virtual" el 1 de septiembre

Sesiones en línea enfocadas en mejorar la movilidad, flexibilidad y agilidad en noticias, programación y OTT

Dalet, proveedor líder de soluciones y servicios para difusores y profesionales de contenido, anunció hoy sus planes de eventos virtuales para IBC2020 a través de Dalet Connect. Como extensión de la presencia en línea de Dalet lanzada en abril de 2020, Dalet Connect es un entorno de reuniones digitales dedicado a los profesionales de los medios que buscan soluciones de flujo de trabajo. Dalet inicia su "IBC Virtual" el 1 de septiembre con sesiones digitales sobre presentaciones de nuevos productos y flujos de trabajo que mejoran la movilidad, flexibilidad y agilidad en la preparación de contenido de noticias, programación y OTT. Dalet Pulse, que tendrá lugar el 8 de septiembre, es un evento especial en línea que brinda a los asistentes la oportunidad de interactuar con el equipo de Dalet, conocer sus últimas innovaciones y lo que tienen en sus horizontes.

"IBC ha servido durante mucho tiempo como plataforma para que Dalet presente casos de uso de tecnología real, así como para compartir nuestros planes de innovación. También ha sido un lugar para conectar con nuestros clientes y socios, y escuchar lo que es importante para sus negocios," comenta Robin Kirchhoffer, director de marketing, operaciones y contenido de Dalet. “Dado que los acontecimientos actuales nos impiden conectarnos en persona, estas conversaciones esenciales se vuelven más importantes que nunca,” resume Robin. “Durante los últimos meses hemos estado trabajando en refinar la experiencia en línea de Dalet Connect para crear un entorno donde cualquier profesional de los medios puede interactuar con Dalet a su ritmo y de acuerdo sus necesidades específicas.”

Los asistentes pueden inscribirse en las sesiones digitales en directo y Dalet Pulse, así como programar reuniones en https://connect.dalet.com/

 

Dalet Pulse 2020 – Bienvenido(a) a la era de operaciones distribuidas en media

En alianza con Adobe, AWS and Bitmovin, Dalet Pulse contará con presentaciones y mesas redondas de expertos de la industria con discusiones sobre el aprovechamiento de herramientas que fomentan la colaboración remota y aumentan la participación de la audiencia en las plataformas de consumo. Dalet facilitará discusiones en directo sobre los últimos avances y casos reales de uso en los medios. Regístrese para el evento del 8 de septiembre de Dalet Pulse en https://www.dalet.com/events/dalet-pulse-online

 

Un vistazo a los lanzamientos de nuevos productos y las últimas innovaciones

El programa de sesiones digitales presenta nuevos lanzamientos de productos e innovación tecnológica, que incluyen:

  1. El Nuevo Dalet AmberFin Cloud Transcoder - Este servicio de procesamiento de medios de alta calidad basado en SaaS ofrece sólidas capacidades de transcodificación, empaquetado y distribución de contenidos con escalabilidad ilimitada. La solución aborda una variedad de necesidades complejas que permiten a los creadores y distribuidores de contenido responder de manera rápida y eficiente a las demandas de entrega.
     
  2. Innovadores flujos de trabajo OTT – la plataforma Ooyala Flex Media Platform, integrada con las herramientas de codificación, player y analítica de Bitmovin, redefine la economía y la experiencia del usuario para la distribución de video OTT. La presentación contará con el estudio de caso de la Liga Nacional de Rugby de Australia.
     
  3. Nuevos gráficos habilitados para la nube con Dalet CubeNG - Estrechamente integrado en la plataforma Dalet Galaxy five, Dalet CubeNG ahora puede ejecutarse en infraestructura de nube pública, así como on-premises, y permite la creación de gráficos en tiempo real con imprescindibles  funciones que incluyen generación de caracteres en la línea de tiempo con vista previa animada y quemado.
     
  4. Integraciones mejoradas con Adobe Premiere Pro: Con nueva funcionalidad para Ooyala Flex Media Platform, gracias a las mejoras en su Adobe Panel y novedades en flujos de trabajo de edición remota y en la nube con Dalet Galaxy five, permitiendo así gran colaboración para equipos distribuidos.
     
  5. Herramientas nuevas y mejoradas para la producción en el hogar: Dalet Galaxy xCloud, una versión completa de la plataforma Dalet Galaxy five basada en SaaS, facilita los flujos de trabajo de producción remota con una escalabilidad ilimitada. Actualizaciones adicionales de Dalet On-the-Go, la aplicación móvil para redacción de noticias, incluye una nueva interfaz de usuario y mejoras de uso para optimizar la experiencia del usuario remoto, para reporteros, productores y directores de redacción.
     
  6. Una gama de oferta SaaS para complementar las actuales operaciones de Dalet: desde herramientas editoriales impulsadas por IA con Dalet Media Cortex, a soluciones de monetización B2B que exponen selectivamente el catálogo de propietarios de contenido con Dalet StoreFront.


Para unirse a al Programa Virtual IBC2020 de Dalet, diríjase a https://connect.dalet.com/#join.

 

Acerca de Dalet Digital Media Systems

Las soluciones y servicios de Dalet permiten a las organizaciones de medios crear, administrar y distribuir contenido de manera más rápida y eficaz, maximizando el valor de sus activos. Basado en una fundación ágil, Dalet ofrece sofisticadas herramientas colaborativas que permiten flujos de trabajo completos para noticias, deportes, preparación de programas, postproducción, archivos y gestión de contenido empresarial, radio, educación, gobiernos e instituciones.

Las plataformas Dalet son escalables y modulares. Ofrecen aplicaciones especializadas con capacidades clave para abordar funciones críticas de operaciones de medios pequeños a grandes, como planificación, organización de flujos de trabajo, ingesta, catalogación, edición, chat y notificaciones, transcodificación, automatización de reproducción, distribución multiplataforma y análisis. 

La integración del negocio Ooyala Flex Media Platform ha abierto grandes oportunidades para que los clientes de Dalet implementen estrategias exitosas que alcancen mejor a sus audiencias con una distribución ágil de contenido multiplataforma en una gama más amplia de mercados, como ligas y equipos deportivos, marcas y empresas de negocios, así como compañías de medios y entretenimiento que buscan ampliar sus ofertas digitales.

Cientos de productores y distribuidores de contenido utilizan las soluciones y servicios de Dalet a nivel global, incluyendo emisoras públicas (BBC, CBC, France TV, RAI, TV2 Denmark, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, SBS Australia, VOA), redes comerciales y operadores (Canal +, FOX, MBC Dubai, Mediacorp, Fox Sports Australia, Mediaset, Orange, Charter Spectrum, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), organizaciones deportivas (National Rugby League, FIVB, Bundesliga) y gubernamentales (UK Parliament, NATO, United Nations, Veterans Affairs, NASA).

Dalet cotiza en la bolsa NYSE- EURONEXT (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.

Dalet® es una marca registrada de Dalet Digital Media Systems. Todos los productos y marcas comerciales mencionadas pertenecen a sus respectivos propietarios.

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Show API Reference How will you overcome QoE issues? To summarize there are six key factors that often affect a user’s QoE: black bars, poor coloring, incorrect lacing for visual quality, non-optimized FPS, content length, and inappropriate audio volume. So, how do you overcome the most glaring QoE issue: aspect ratio-related issues? How to detect Aspect Ratio-related QoE issues When it comes to content preparation, everything really starts with the Ooyala Flex Media Platform, extracting Technical Metadata from incoming media. This critical step extracts information such as format, framerate, frame size, colour space, D.A.R., P.A.R., codecs, bitrates, and specific details for codecs in use (e.g. GOP structures, profiles, audio sample rates and bit-depths), audio track counts, timecode start time and duration. OoyalaMAM displaying technical metadata for a media asset This wealth of technical information stored as metadata against the media asset can be easily utilized throughout any workflow orchestration process, enabling the construction of bespoke validation criteria, ensuring the media is compliant. If validation happens to fail, workflow orchestration can take steps to rectify any issue automatically. The evaluation of the technical side of our media is a great start, but what about validation of the media essence? The Ooyala Flex Media Platform incorporates a number of tools that allow clients to effortlessly integrate with external products; a perfect example of this integration is for automated quality control, such as Dalet AmberFin. Automated QC reports from external products can be analyzed by Ooyala Flex, workflow orchestration can take remedial action to correct any QC issues, and submit corrected media to automated QC again to ensure compliance. OoyalaMAM transcode action manual selection OoyalaMAM auto-QC report stored as asset metadata In addition to automated QC, we also have the ability to create tasks for users to perform manual QC. Manual QC tasks can even be augmented from a previous automated QC run by highlighting ‘soft errors’ as temporal metadata annotations in a timeline ‘Review’. This orchestrated usage of human intervention helps ensure that our workflow does not stall, deadlines are met, and most importantly, quality does not suffer. For more information on the combined Dalet + Bitmovin capabilities, you can watch the recording of our most recent joint webinar here, and if you’d like to further discuss how to best address your QoE issues, do reach out: Brett Chambers Solutions Architect, Dalet APAC Contact Dalet Adrian Britton Solutions Director, Bitmovin Contact Bitmovin
Dalet anuncia avances clave de movilidad para operaciones de noticias
Dalet, proveedor líder de soluciones y servicios para difusores y profesionales de contenido, anunció hoy importantes mejoras de movilidad para la gestión, el rendimiento y la experiencia del usuario de las operaciones remotas de redacción. Para satisfacer las necesidades del creciente número de periodistas y productores de noticias que trabajan de forma remota, Dalet ha realizado importantes mejoras de facilidad de uso en su aplicación móvil Dalet On-the-Go para teléfonos inteligentes y tabletas, impulsando la experiencia de colaboración entre periodistas remotos y la sala de redacción con una contribución de contenido avanzada y capacidades de planificación remota a través de una nueva y moderna interfaz de usuario. Los avances en el núcleo de la plataforma para producción y distribución de noticias Dalet Galaxy five brindan potentes funciones de edición remota como "edición durante la ingesta" en la nube y soporte protocolos de comunicación open-source que aceleran el intercambio seguro de contenido para redacciones de noticias distribuidas o con múltiples centros. Dalet Galaxy xCloud, el sistema dedicado alojado en la nube, administrado por Dalet como un servicio SaaS completo, también se beneficia de estas mejoras y se conecta de forma segura con su sistema local existente, lo que admite flujos de trabajo avanzados para equipos de edición remota y producción de noticias. “Cada mejora que ha realizado Dalet tiene en cuenta al usuario para ayudar con agilidad y eficiencia durante la producción remota. Esto es crítico cuando un periodista está trabajando a contrarreloj, donde cada pulsación de tecla cuenta mientras trabaja desde su oficina en casa o en cualquier lugar remoto,” afirma Bea Alonso, Directora de Marketing de Producto, Dalet. “Nuestra estrategia de producto digital se centra primero en la movilidad y la flexibilidad. Dalet On-the-Go y las soluciones de producción de noticias remotas, como Dalet Galaxy xCloud, capacitan a periodistas, reporteros y jefes de redacción con la tecnología que necesitan para adaptarse a las circunstancias, seguir produciendo contenidos y contar historias vitales.” Dalet On-the-Go Disponible en el App Store de Apple y Google Play, la última versión de Dalet On-the-Go conecta a periodistas, reporteros y jefes de redacción con el centro de producción, lo que les permite administrar las tareas, desarrollar, revisar y aprobar historias, crear escaletas, planificar recursos y buscar contactos. Todo a distancia. Los usuarios pueden acceder fácilmente a su catálogo Dalet Galaxy five de video, audio, scripts y agencias. Las capacidades avanzadas de contribución de contenidos, y plantillas pre-configuradas, permiten a los usuarios grabar medios y crear rápidamente noticias que mezclan contenidos locales y remotos almacenado en el sistema Dalet Galaxy five. Las funciones de envío inteligente de Dalet protegen contra problemas de conectividad, reconectándose al envío exactamente donde se quedó en caso de desconexión. Un teleprompter con múltiples funciones puede recibir cambios sobre la marcha, mientras que los tickers, agencias mensajes instantáneos mantienen al personal conectado con toda información y las últimas noticias. “Dalet On-the-Go, combinado con otras ofertas de movilidad como Dalet WebSpace, proporciona flexibilidad y movilidad óptimas. Con una conexión a Internet estándar, los usuarios pueden administrar todo el flujo de redacción desde su ordenador portátil, tableta o teléfono. Es de gran capacidad,” explica Bea. Dalet Galaxy five y Dalet Galaxy xCloud Lanzada recientemente como una solución diseñada para ayudar con los desafíos actuales de movilidad, la oferta SaaS Dalet Galaxy xCloud es una versión completa de la última plataforma Dalet Galaxy five que, alojada por Dalet, aprovecha la nube para facilitar flujos de trabajo de producción remota de noticias de principio a fin. El marco central de edición remota admite flujos de trabajo de edición proxy avanzados, mezcla de contenido central y local, con contenido proxy en caché local para eliminar las posibles interrupciones por bajo ancho de banda. El renderizado se delega al sistema Dalet Galaxy xCloud, optimizando el rendimiento para publicar la noticia de forma más rápida. Bea comenta el enfoque por parte de Dalet para concentrarse en la experiencia del usuario y rápidamente ofrecer características y soluciones que abordan las necesidades del trabajo en remoto: “El modelo de negocio de Dalet, que fluye desde la inversión perpetua de CAPEX hasta la suscripción con SaaS, nos brinda la oportunidad de transformar cómo imaginamos nuestros productos e innovamos rápidamente en áreas críticas como la movilidad y la flexibilidad. Nuestro enfoque de DevOps acelera el lanzamiento secuencial de nuevas versiones de Dalet, lo que nos permite introducir ajustes críticos y mejoras según lo requieran nuestros clientes en este difícil período.” Además del lanzamiento acelerado de funciones centradas en el cliente, el nuevo API público de Dalet Galaxy five permite a las organizaciones de noticias personalizar las integraciones y las capacidades del flujo de trabajo, optimizando aún más sus operaciones y oportunidades comerciales. Acerca de Dalet Digital Media Systems Las soluciones y servicios de Dalet permiten a las organizaciones de medios crear, administrar y distribuir contenido de manera más rápida y eficaz, maximizando el valor de sus activos. Basado en una fundación ágil, Dalet ofrece sofisticadas herramientas colaborativas que permiten flujos de trabajo completos para noticias, deportes, preparación de programas, postproducción, archivos y gestión de contenido empresarial, radio, educación, gobiernos e instituciones. Las plataformas Dalet son escalables y modulares. Ofrecen aplicaciones especializadas con capacidades clave para abordar funciones críticas de operaciones de medios pequeños a grandes, como planificación, organización de flujos de trabajo, ingesta, catalogación, edición, chat y notificaciones, transcodificación, automatización de reproducción, distribución multiplataforma y análisis. La integración del negocio Ooyala Flex Media Platform ha abierto grandes oportunidades para que los clientes de Dalet implementen estrategias exitosas que alcancen mejor a sus audiencias con una distribución ágil de contenido multiplataforma en una gama más amplia de mercados, como ligas y equipos deportivos, marcas y empresas de negocios, así como compañías de medios y entretenimiento que buscan ampliar sus ofertas digitales. Cientos de productores y distribuidores de contenido utilizan las soluciones y servicios de Dalet a nivel global, incluyendo emisoras públicas (BBC, CBC, France TV, RAI, TV2 Denmark, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, SBS Australia, VOA), redes comerciales y operadores (Canal +, FOX, MBC Dubai, Mediacorp, Fox Sports Australia, Turner Asia, Mediaset, Orange, Charter Spectrum, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), organizaciones deportivas (National Rugby League, FIVB, Bundesliga) y gubernamentales (UK Parliament, NATO, United Nations, Veterans Affairs, NASA). Dalet cotiza en la bolsa NYSE- EURONEXT (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet® es una marca registrada de Dalet Digital Media Systems. Todos los productos y marcas comerciales mencionadas pertenecen a sus respectivos propietarios.
Dalet and Bitmovin Join Forces to Power OTT Content Packaging and Delivery for the National Rugby League of Australia
Dalet and Bitmovin announced today a new collaboration that improves preparation and accelerates delivery of OTT content for broadcasters, sports leagues and teams, brands, and other media-rich companies. The first organization to take advantage of the new technology partnership is Australia’s National Rugby League (the NRL). The workflow integration, which features the advanced media logistics of Dalet’s Ooyala Flex Media Platform and Bitmovin’s blazing fast encoder technology, provides the NRL with the flexibility and agility to fully optimize their OTT strategy. Deep integration through the Dalet and Bitmovin open APIs enables them to expand existing offerings into new markets and geographies at scale; engage fans through multiple services such as VOD, apps and subscriptions; and augment revenue opportunities thanks to better visibility across their production and distribution operations. “Dalet’s Ooyala Flex Media Platform, deeply integrated with Bitmovin’s encoding, player and analytics offerings, redefines the economics and the experience of OTT video distribution for brands like the National Rugby League,” states Stefan Lederer, CEO, Bitmovin. “Viewers will be delighted with higher quality and a more diverse range of content. Streaming costs are drastically lowered through better use of bandwidth. With greater transparency across the operations, media organizations are able to make smarter decisions about legacy and future content and video reach.” “Both our solutions are developed on the principle of openness and provide sophisticated automation for business scalability. This approach empowers our joint customers like the NRL to build integrated solutions and remain in total control of their asset life cycles,” comments Lee McMullan, Market Director - Multiplatform Distribution, Dalet. “Efficiency through automation and asset tracking enables digital and marketing teams to tap into archives, orchestrate content preparation, scaling distribution of rich content to a wider audience.” The National Rugby League (NRL) is one of Australia’s most popular and entertaining sports. The NRL telecasts have grown to become the most watched sporting programs on Australian television. Branching off the NRL is NRL’s Digital division; creating, producing, archiving and live-streaming hundreds of hours of content to NRL’s official website, NRL.com, and the Telstra NRL Official app on smart devices as well as the Telstra TV OTT device. NRL Digital’s underlying media technology also powers the 16 clubs and two states, as well as NRL operational websites and mobile applications content delivery, enabling better fan and members content experience online. The combined Ooyala Flex Media Platform and Bitmovin solution made it easier for NRL’s staff to build ad-hoc workflows that could better tap into their rich inventory and distribute more editorial content, imagery and video across the NRL’s websites and mobile applications. Ooyala Flex Media Platform’s powerful and efficient workflow and content management capabilities orchestrated the media catalogs’ encoding, media movement and content discovery to surface near-live video to their audiences. “When working with video content from varying sources that needs to be published online (live, near-live or on-demand content), every workflow, metadata layer and media processing step adds time and complexity getting content to the audience. By combining the Ooyala Flex Media Platform and the Bitmovin solutions we have been able to reduce complexity and issues, optimising inefficient steps while successfully accelerating our online delivery workflows,” comments Quanah McBride, Head of Digital Media Operations, The National Rugby League. Ooyala Flex Media Platform The Ooyala Flex Media Platform reinforces business continuity with a hybrid or poly-cloud based content supply chain. In addition to integration with Bitmovin, Ooyala Flex Media Platform offers enhanced security capabilities and improved content discovery tools, improving OTT preparation and multiplatform distribution workflows that help content owners quickly scale their operations. To learn more, please visit: https://www.dalet.com/ooyala-flex-media-platform. Bitmovin Designed To Deploy Content Anywhere And Integrate In Any Workflow Bitmovin’s encoding, playback, and analytics software solutions enable OTT video providers and development teams to deliver elevated, efficient viewer experiences on the largest number of devices and platforms in the market today. For more information, please visit www.bitmovin.com. See It In Action - Ooyala Flex Media Platform and Bitmovin Webinar on June 18th Dalet and Bitmovin will showcase the Ooyala Flex Media Platform and Bitmovin integration on a joint webinar on June 18, 2020. Hosted by Bitmovin’s Solutions Director, Adrian Britton, and featuring Patricio Cummins (Dalet General Manager, APAC) and Brett Chambers (Dalet Solutions Architect), the trio will highlight benefits and real world applications of the combined solution. To register, visit: https://connect.dalet.com/#join or https://go.bitmovin.com/apac-live-dalet-ott-workflows. You can find out more about Dalet and Bitmovin’s combined solutions here: https://www.dalet.com/partner/bitmovin. About Bitmovin Built for technical professionals in the OTT video market, Bitmovin’s software solutions help you optimize customer operations and reduce time-to-market, resulting in the best viewer experience imaginable. This is achieved through our device reach, flexible and scalable integration, and commitment to supporting our customers. Learn more at www.bitmovin.com. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet solutions and services enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Based on an agile foundation, Dalet offers rich collaborative tools empowering end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, post-production, archives and enterprise content management, radio, education, governments and institutions. Dalet platforms are scalable and modular. They offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical functions of small to large media operations - such as planning, workflow orchestration, ingest, cataloging, editing, chat & notifications, transcoding, play out automation, multi-platform distribution and analytics. The integration of the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business has opened vast opportunities for Dalet customers to deploy successful strategies that better address their audiences with agile multi-platform content distribution in a wider range of markets, such as sports for teams and leagues, brands and corporate organizations, as well as Media and Entertainment companies looking to scale up their digital offerings. Dalet solutions and services are used around the world at hundreds of content producers and distributors, including public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, France TV, RAI, TV2 Denmark, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, SBS Australia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, MBC Dubai, Mediacorp, Fox Sports Australia, Turner Asia, Mediaset, Orange, Charter Spectrum, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), sporting organizations (National Rugby League, FIVB, Bundesliga) and government organizations (UK Parliament, NATO, United Nations, Veterans Affairs, NASA). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
AI-powered productivity! When Speech-to-Text Technology makes you a Super (Media) Hero
Speech to text technologies are brilliant. Last October we discussed how speech-to-text technology can produce excellent out-of-the-box captions as part of Dalet Media Cortex, Dalet’s AI service platform. To complement this Dalet offering, we have now developed Speech Editor, a caption editor that allows you to easily adjust any captions. It is available on Dalet Galaxy five Windows client and Dalet WebSpace, at any step of your production workflow. It only takes a few clicks to adjust wording, fix typos or reposition captions on the screen. Fabulous - we now have an end-to-end captioning workflow! Edit captions easily with Dalet Speech Editor Do you want to save time? Speech Editor also features a transcript view that will save you hours of precious production time. If you need to browse through a long video file, say a 2-hour interview, you can simply browse through the transcript and capture interesting sequences just by browsing through the transcript. Rough cut leveraging automatic captions You can highlight soundbites, easily create clips and save them to your MediaBin (we’ll soon be writing another blog post on the subject of MediaBins, as they can completely transform your production workflow!). So, not only you’ve pocketed yourself free time, but you facilitate collaboration by sharing the best highlights with the rest of the editorial team. <iframe width="100%" height="415" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pYsomrAGZeM?start=93" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> But wait, there’s more… If that wasn’t enough, when you index your media with Dalet Media Cortex, it will also create added-value metadata such as keywords and content classification, making it easy for you to find content in future. Dalet Media Cortex brings you all-in-one AI: Besides advanced Speech-to-Text technology, you get the benefits of automatic indexation while getting captions, and vice versa. And thanks to productivity-driven workflows such as text-based interview editing, you truly will gain weekly time savings. And in case you were wondering, all these SaaS, cloud-based services are accessible through Dalet WebSpace anytime, anywhere, including your home office.
RTV Slovenia Expands Partnership with Dalet to Transform End-to-End News Workflows for Radio and TV with Dalet Galaxy five
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced that RTV Slovenia will migrate its entire news operations to Dalet Galaxy five. A Dalet radio customer for more than 25 years, Slovenia’s national broadcaster is expanding its partnership with Dalet to include its television news operation. The powerful Dalet Galaxy five platform will serve as the underlying editorial and orchestration solution that manages the broadcaster’s entire news production and distribution workflow for radio and television across the production hub located in Ljubljana and throughout their regional locations in Koper and Maribor. Dalet Galaxy five will also enable RTV’s entire radio production needs. The resulting solution, which was commissioned in collaboration with Dalet Business Partner AVC, will offer a converged environment that standardizes tools and streamlines the entire news operation. The new arrangement will significantly enhance news production efficiencies across all viewing and listening platforms. “We knew that moving to a converged environment would allow us to optimize content and resources, but it was not until the COVID-19 crisis that we realized just how critical this leap forward would be for our future operations. In particular, centralizing our content with standardized tools that drive a consistent user experience on an agile platform with native integrations means that, even in the middle of a crisis, we can continue to operate with maximum efficiency,” explains Igor Kadunc, MBA, Director General, RTV Slovenia. “The adaptability of Dalet Galaxy five will help us better navigate such challenging circumstances in the future while creating a more cohesive media ecosystem in which we produce our news content and radio production more efficiently than ever before.” The new RTV Slovenia workflow features the Dalet Galaxy five enterprise media asset management and editorial platform powered by the Dalet Workflow Engine, Dalet Newsroom Computer System and News Production System, Dalet Social Media Framework, and the Dalet OneCut multimedia editor for on-premises and remote editing. “RTV had previously used Dalet for its radio operations, with social media and TV supported by other products. Providing RTV employees a unified user experience for the entire news operation with Dalet Galaxy five, be it for Radio, TV or social media will enable a connected workflow with easier and more efficient access, sharing, assembly and distribution of content,” comments Johann Zemmour, General Manager EMEA / APAC, Dalet. “This is an ambitious workflow expansion and one that is taking place during the current pandemic. I would like to personally thank RTV’s technical teams for their incredible support, and our professional services team for their dedication to working on this project during a global crisis. We look forward to the official launch.” For more information on Dalet Galaxy five and Dalet solutions, please visit www.dalet.com. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet solutions and services enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Based on an agile foundation, Dalet offers rich collaborative tools empowering end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, post-production, archives and enterprise content management, radio, education, governments and institutions. Dalet platforms are scalable and modular. They offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical functions of small to large media operations - such as planning, workflow orchestration, ingest, cataloging, editing, chat & notifications, transcoding, play out automation, multi-platform distribution and analytics. The integration of the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business has opened vast opportunities for Dalet customers to deploy successful strategies that better address their audiences with agile multi-platform content distribution in a wider range of markets, such as sports for teams and leagues, brands and corporate organizations, as well as Media and Entertainment companies looking to scale up their digital offerings. Dalet solutions and services are used around the world at hundreds of content producers and distributors, including public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, France TV, RAI, TV2 Denmark, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, SBS Australia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, MBC Dubai, Mediacorp, Fox Sports Australia, Turner Asia, Mediaset, Orange, Charter Spectrum, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), sporting organizations (National Rugby League, FIVB, Bundesliga) and government organizations (UK Parliament, NATO, United Nations, Veterans Affairs, NASA). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
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 recent years. We've moved on from glowing goop The cinema world, shooting on film, has always had a little more freedom that the TV world when it comes to controlling brightness, color and contrast between the camera and the screen. There were limitations in physics and chemistry, of course. You could make the projector brighter assuming you didn't melt the film and you could make the film more sensitive provided you liked that grainy look on the screen. The TV world, however had a fixed and inflexible transmission infrastructure that was stabilized in the 1950s. The relationship between the photons going into a camera and the photons coming out of most of today's TV are still based on the response characteristics of the glowing goop you find inside CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes) of that early era. So in comes HDR. "Hey guys the eye can capture about 14 stops of brightness so let’s transmit that." is the fundamental idea behind HDR. In a basic MPEG system, the brightness of most pixels is represented by a number between 0 and 255. This gives you the ability to represent 8 stops (28 values) whereas we would like to represent 214 values in our HDR chain i.e. the brightness of each pixel is represented by a number between 0 and 16383. Sounds simple really. But, what is Dolby Vision HDR? Let's redesign the entire Cinema and Broadcast Value chain The complexity comes with making sure that each and every device in the value chain from camera through switcher and ingest and transcode understands what these new numerical values actually mean. In an ideal world we would replace all the old kit with brand new kit, but that's not really practical so the HDR systems that were created have compatibility modes to allow these new bright, colorful pixels to travel across traditional SDI, H.264 and IP transmission paths with good integrity to appear at the final display to show wondrous pictures. Now, what is Dolby Vision HDR? Dolby Vision is one of the HDR systems that requires metadata to work. Its trick is identifying that in any typical scene you only use a portion of the total available dynamic range. A dark shadowy scene in a cave will need more bits allocated in the small numerical pixel value ranges. A bright seaside scene on a sunny day will need more bits allocated in the large numerical pixel value range. This scene by scene adaption is enabled with metadata that tells each device how to behave for that scene. The Dalet AmberFin team is really proud that it's the first software only transcoder and workflow engine to have full support for the Dolby Vision system. It can do this in a wide range of different codecs in parallel with the usual array of high quality video processing functions from scaling to Standards Conversion. The Dolby Vision metadata itself might be carried in a sidecar XML file or embedded within the media file as a data track. Whichever mechanism is used, it's vitally important to retain the synchronization between the metadata and the images to get the best results particularly when aligning metadata changes to hard cuts in the video. This becomes doubly important when frame rate converting because blended frames and mis-timing of metadata combined are highly visible, highly annoying and consume a lot of bitrate in the final encoding. A transcoder like the Dalet AmberFin platform gets all of those complex factors right first time, resulting in high efficiency, low bitrate, outstanding picture. In today's era, the consumer often lead the professionals So, what is Dolby Vision HDR and why is it important? HDR is important because the consumers of media get to see HDR on the content they make on their mobile devices. If the paid-for entertainment content they see on other platforms looks washed out and old-fashioned by comparison, then this will be a factor in what media gets consumed. If anyone has a spare crystal ball to help predict what this future might look like, then I would be very grateful to borrow it for a while!
Dalet Solutions Earn DPP 2020 Security Certification for Production and Broadcast
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, continues its commitment to the highest security standards, attaining the DPP Security Marks for Production and Broadcast under ‘The DPP Committed to Security’ program. The marks certify that all Dalet products and solutions are developed, configured and deployed according to stringent DPP cyber security best practices across R&D, code safety, and operational measures. As early adopters of DPP compliance and security initiatives, both Dalet, and Ooyala - now part of Dalet - have worked with the DPP on certification and security initiatives since 2014. The company also attained its ISO/SEC 27001:2013 certification in 2018, earning the highest level of security practices across Dalet internal development processes, its product line and its practices. “Security has always been of paramount importance at Dalet. With media organizations quickly pivoting their operations to enable work from home scenarios, security has taken on an even higher level of urgency for our customers,” states Rami Pinku, Dalet Deputy General Manager, R&D Operations. “Our commitment to developing and delivering highly secure solutions that embrace industry best practices is stronger than ever. Dalet security processes start from the moment we begin developing our solutions to the time they’re delivered. We are proud to have achieved the DPP’s security marks for our solutions as these are key criteria for media organizations investing in enterprise-grade workflow solutions.” Achieving the DPP security marks demonstrates Dalet’s commitment to working towards and adhering to cyber security best practice across its entire solution range. Powering exceptional user workflows from enterprise productions to OTT preparation and finished asset distribution, Dalet’s line of DPP accredited media supply chain and broadcast solutions, including Dalet Galaxy five, the Ooyala Flex Media Platform and Dalet’s latest SaaS offerings, Dalet StoreFront, Dalet Media Cortex and Dalet Galaxy xCloud, offer secure, hybrid and highly scalable workflows on-premises and in the cloud. "We're delighted that Dalet has been awarded the DPP's Committed to Security mark for both Broadcast and Production," says Rowan de Pomerai, DPP Head of Delivery & Growth. "Building on the great work they did with the Ooyala Flex Media Platform, all Dalet products are now developed in line with our Security guidelines, meaning that they remain part of a community of forward-thinking companies demonstrating a clear commitment to cybersecurity best practice, and to playing their part in building a more secure media supply chain." About the DPP Committed to Security program The DPP launched the Committed to Security program in October 2017 to help technology providers advance, hone and demonstrate their commitment to security best-practices. Participants are assessed according to a rigorous set of controls specifically applied within the categories of Production, including policies and procedures, physical security, incident planning, recovery management, IT security, business continuity and other areas; and Broadcast, including documentation & testing, authentication and controls. For more information go to https://www.dalet.com/platform and https://www.thedpp.com/security. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet solutions and services enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Based on an agile foundation, Dalet offers rich collaborative tools empowering end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, post-production, archives and enterprise content management, radio, education, governments and institutions. Dalet platforms are scalable and modular. They offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical functions of small to large media operations - such as planning, workflow orchestration, ingest, cataloging, editing, chat & notifications, transcoding, play out automation, multi-platform distribution and analytics. The integration of the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business has opened vast opportunities for Dalet customers to deploy successful strategies that better address their audiences with agile multi-platform content distribution in a wider range of markets, such as sports for teams and leagues, brands and corporate organizations, as well as Media and Entertainment companies looking to scale up their digital offerings. Dalet solutions and services are used around the world at hundreds of content producers and distributors, including public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, France TV, RAI, TV2 Denmark, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, SBS Australia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, MBC Dubai, Mediacorp, Fox Sports Australia, Turner Asia, Mediaset, Orange, Charter Spectrum, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), sporting organizations (National Rugby League, FIVB, Bundesliga) and government organizations (UK Parliament, NATO, United Nations, Veterans Affairs, NASA). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
Dalet Announces Lineup of Webinars to Help Media Professionals Create, Manage and Distribute Compelling Content from Anywhere
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has opened up registration for live virtual events on its new digital meeting platform, Dalet Connect. An online resource designed to serve and support the media and entertainment community, Dalet Connect is a dedicated space where media professionals can discover Dalet product offerings and engage in live events to learn how they can improve operations and strengthen their content workflows. Dalet’s upcoming webinars will cover topics like streamlining the content supply chain, AI-enabled news production workflows, and enriched graphics production. All live webinars are now open for registration. Streamlined media processing inside your supply chain In today’s resource-scarce and competitive landscape, efficient content supply chains are essential to business success. Learn how Dalet AmberFin enables streamlined media processing and discover its latest capabilities from Product Manager Eric Carson. EMEA - May 5th at 4 PM CE AMERICAS - May 5th at 10 AM and 2 PM E APAC - May 6th at 12 PM SG Four AI-enabled news production workflows that will save you time, money, and nerves In this webinar, Raoul Cospen, Dalet’s News Market Director, explores how Dalet Media Cortex AI-driven indexing, discovery, captioning and rough cut capabilities can boost content production, management and publishing. During a time where most production teams are working remotely, Dalet Media Cortex smart content recommendations will enable them to tell richer stories. EMEA - June 2nd at 10 AM & 7 PM CET AMERICAS - June 2nd at 1 PM ET APAC - June 2nd at 4 PM SGT Impactful graphics that will increase your viewer engagement With content consumption growth across digital channels and audiences craving image-rich news stories, it’s critical that broadcasters have a connected premium graphics workflow. In this webinar, Dalet and long-term partner Brainstorm join forces to show you the tools that empower content creators to drive a consistent brand message with engaging visuals EMEA - June 16th at 10 AM & 7 PM CET AMERICAS - June 16th at 1 PM ET APAC - June 16th at 4 PM SGT All webinars will be available for on-demand streaming after the event date. Register for the webinars to receive instant alerts when content becomes available and subscribe to Dalet’s newsletter to receive updates on future events. Watch the Dalet Pulse Encore This year, Dalet brought its Media Innovation Summit, Dalet Pulse, to the web. Watch the 30-minute online encore anytime to learn about the latest Dalet innovations and best enable new ways of working. Adapt quickly by leveraging the latest advancements in media technology to ensure business continuity while optimizing audience satisfaction. Register and watch the 2020 Dalet Pulse Online recording now. For more information on upcoming Dalet digital events or to book online product demos and virtual meetings, please visit connect.dalet.com. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet solutions and services enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Based on an agile foundation, Dalet offers rich collaborative tools empowering end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, post-production, archives and enterprise content management, radio, education, governments and institutions. Dalet platforms are scalable and modular. They offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical functions of small to large media operations - such as planning, workflow orchestration, ingest, cataloging, editing, chat & notifications, transcoding, play out automation, multi-platform distribution and analytics. The integration of the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business has opened vast opportunities for Dalet customers to deploy successful strategies that better address their audiences with agile multi-platform content distribution in a wider range of markets, such as sports for teams and leagues, brands and corporate organizations, as well as Media and Entertainment companies looking to scale up their digital offerings. Dalet solutions and services are used around the world at hundreds of content producers and distributors, including public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, France TV, RAI, TV2 Denmark, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, SBS Australia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, MBC Dubai, Mediacorp, Fox Sports Australia, Turner Asia, Mediaset, Orange, Charter Spectrum, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), sporting organizations (National Rugby League, FIVB, Bundesliga) and government organizations (UK Parliament, NATO, United Nations, Veterans Affairs, NASA). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.