Dalet Releases Updates for “Facility of the Future”

Dalet AmberFin update supports UHD to HD/SD conversion to keep content in the future; Dalet Brio adds video over IP support

Dalet, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, is demonstrating the latest advancements in its Dalet AmberFin transcoding and Dalet Brio server technology at the NAB 2015 exhibition (booth SL4525). The new releases – Dalet AmberFin v10.6 and Dalet Brio v3.1 – feature future-proofing capabilities that will keep facilities ahead of the curve by supporting emerging formats and broadcast infrastructures.



“The latest Dalet AmberFin  and Dalet Brio releases respond to major changes in the industry, meeting the increasing demand for managing UHD content and merged broadcast IT environments,” comments Matthieu Fasani, Dalet’s Product Manager.


Dalet AmberFin: High-quality UHD Transcode

Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionality. The new v10.6 release adds support for high-quality up- and down-conversion to/from UHD to HD/SD in the scalable and fault-tolerant transcoding tool Dalet AmberFin Dark. One of the first to market with this breakthrough capability, the new Dalet release enables broadcasters to create and archive high-resolution UHD masters while maintaining high-quality outputs through their traditional and OTT broadcast platforms.

Fasani explains the advantage Dalet AmberFin customers have with the new release, saying, Dalet AmberFin lets facilities manage 4K workflows without compromising quality. Customers can easily produce high-quality HD from 4K masters or even the other way around. There is no need to invest in 4K-specific tools. It provides the flexibility and scalability needed to manage the full range of mastering workflows from SD to 4K, allowing facilities to better cope with the reality of transitioning from HD to 4K.”


Dalet AmberFin 10.6 Feature Highlights

  • UHD Transcode – Extensive transcode capabilities for resolutions up to 4K including up/down scaling and color space conversion. A single Dalet AmberFin transcode farm manages all file formats from HD to 4K seamlessly.
  • XAVC 4K– Support for XAVC 4K Intra CBG on transcode-in.
  • JPEG-2000 – Support extended to UHD-1 and 4K resolutions (transcode-in and transcode-out).
  • Timecode and Cadence – Full support for timecode and cadence anchoring in standards conversion.
  • Dalet AmberFin Dark – New front-end proxy, load-balancer and API adapter service facilitates the integration of Dalet AmberFin Dark in complex customer architectures.
  • (AT)3  Standards Conversion – Toolkit includes new high-quality standards conversion mode combining ACC and Cinnafilm Tachyon.
  • AS-03 Workflow – Metadata insertion and extraction for AS-03 workflows.


Dalet Brio: Video over IP

Dalet Brio is the cost-effective video server built on an IT-based input and output platform. It embeds critical capabilities that facilitate a wide range of production tasks including sports logging, highlight production, replay, gang ingest, gang playout and more. In addition to its embedded capabilities and robust modules, Dalet Brio can be controlled by third-party automation systems including Dalet’s own news, sports and MAM solutions to manage news ingest and playout, studio production, QC and much more. The new release, available in May 2015, gives operators the ultimate in flexibility, channel resilience and interoperability.



Dalet Brio is all about flexibility, giving broadcasters more choices for their infrastructure, which ultimately allows them to better control costs,” explains Fasani. “Dalet customers that want to move away from traditional broadcast-specific hardware to standard IP switches can do so with Dalet Brio. They will not only benefit from lower hardware costs, but gain flexibility and scalability with regards to their signal distribution and routing, supporting any resolution from SD to 4K.”


Dalet Brio v3.1 Feature Highlights

  • IP Streaming Ingest – Support for SMPTE 2022-2 H264/AAC streams recording.
  • FIMS Capture V1.1 – REST-based implementation with interactive online documentation.
  • Ingest Plugin for Adobe Premiere CC – Start, stop, monitor and check an ingest directly from Adobe Premiere.
  • Ingest to Amazon S3 and S3 compatible storage – Upload ingested content to Amazon S3 storage while ingest for immediate content sharing or backup.
  • Ingest to Apple FCP X – Edit MXF files recorded by Brio in FCP X during ingest.
  • Automatic Time Delay – Time delay application lets users manage delayed playout across different time zones.
  • Sony XAVC-Intra and Long GOP HD Playback – Support for the latest Sony camcorder format.
  • Panasonic AVCLongG HD Playback – Support for the latest Panasonic camcorder format.

To book a private meeting or demonstration at NAB, please visit https://www.dalet.com/events/.


Dalet Press Briefings at NAB 2015

Dalet experts will be presenting the latest tools and technologies on Monday (10:30am) and Wednesday (9:30am) mornings from the show floor. NAB press and attendees are invited to stop by and learn more while engaging with Dalet on these topics and other industry trends.

For more information and to schedule a private press briefing at NAB, members of the media are invited to contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com.


About Dalet

Dalet software-based solutions enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Dalet products are built on three distinct platforms that, when combined, form versatile business solutions that power end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, production, archive and radio. Individually, Dalet platforms and products offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical media workflow functions such as ingest, QC, edit, transcode and multiplatform distribution.

The foundation for Dalet’s productivity-enhancing workflow solutions, Dalet Galaxy is the enterprise NRCS and MAM that unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata, workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems. Specially tailored for news and media workflows, this unique technology platform helps broadcasters and media professionals increase productivity while providing operational and business visibility.

Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionalities, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable, reliable and interoperable way. Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability.

Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our global presence includes 15 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets.

The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7 support 365 days a year.

Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, FMM, France TV, RAI, RFI, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Australian Parliament and UK Parliament).

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.

For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.


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