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Apr 17, 2020
How to continue producing news in times of confinement?
You, me, most people are probably reading this from within our confinement walls. It is in times like this when you need innovative technology solutions. Dalet Galaxy xCloud is one of these!

80% of your production teams can work remotely

Enable remote workflows quickly and securely, empowering all content creators – internal teams and freelancers - to access their familiar news creation tools anywhere.

What did just happen?

It is astonishing to see how a virus that is less than 0.12 μm big, with no allies, no enemies and no intelligence is hitting the world economy so badly in just a couple of months. Obviously, the Media and Entertainment industry is no exception

With half of the world’s countries under confinement, broadcasters need to adapt extremely fast – and suppliers need to respond. The vast majority of newsroom users - journalists, video editors, chief editors – are forced to stay home. While production hub systems continue to run, the challenge is to provide users with all the tools they need to work from their home, on their laptops or mobile devices. 

In conversations with our customers, we have learnt this is often problematic for multiple reasons. Usually the on-premise systems do not support remote connections, or there are not enough VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) licenses, or because the VPN is not adequately dimensioned. Overall, limitations revolve around security and IT infrastructure. Clearly, until recent times, home-based production was neither an established practice nor part of any tried-and-tested business continuity plan.

 

The new normal is here

If this sounds all too-familiar in your news organization, Dalet Galaxy xCloud can help – it is a dedicated, cloud-hosted Dalet Galaxy five system, managed by Dalet as a full SaaS service. It connects to your existing on-premises system and supports workflows for remote editing teams.

Having talked to our clients and understood their most immediate needs, we wanted to help by packaging a multi-purpose solution to sustain their business continuity. Dalet Galaxy xCloud secures, first and foremost, continuity for all home-based collaborative editing needs, while users remain connected to the central Dalet Galaxy system.

At the core of the solution is a SaaS-based Dalet Galaxy five system, installed, maintained and operated by Dalet. This cloud-based solution allows users to: 

  • connect with Dalet OneCut standalone clients, enabling powerful remote editing capabilities. Content creators can mix local and remote content, and leverage OneCut’s smart caching mechanism that provides a seamless remote editing experience
  • connect with Dalet WebSpace to perform everyday news production tasks: search, preview, approve, edit metadata, log, cut and more. 
  • receive real-time updates and access the latest ingested content as it arrives in the central production system, enabling collaborative workflows for distributed team members
  • work with Dalet Xtend, which supports Adobe Premiere Pro editing within the Dalet Galaxy xCloud environment
     

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Leveraging Dalet SaaS-Based Solutions for Remote Production Workflows

 

You’ll be (remote) working in no time!

What makes Dalet Galaxy xCloud extremely handy is that it can be quickly deployed, your home-office users can easily install Dalet OneCut on their laptop and start editing and collaborating with your central system right away. The solution comes with multiple options such as real-time chat, content exchange, edit-while-record, and a wide range of Dalet Galaxy five newsroom features. 

The Dalet Galaxy xCloud system can potentially connect to any on-premises MAM or PAM system and leverages the power of the cloud, making it highly scalable and secure.

Contact us to discuss how Dalet Galaxy xCloud can help your news teams to continue to tell vital stories, while staying safe, no matter where they are.
 

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Dalet Reveals Updated Product Lineup that Streamlines the Multi-platform and Digital Media Content Supply Chain at IBC2019
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will demonstrate how its newly expanded media product lineup manages the content supply chain from production to distribution for a much wider range of media management needs and a significantly broader market at the 2019 IBC Show (Hall 8, Stand B77), held in Amsterdam from September 13th through September 17th. The recent Ooyala Flex Media Platform business acquisition combined with new product introductions spanning broadcast graphics, AI-powered content and production workflows, and IP infrastructure add even greater breadth and depth to the Dalet media management capabilities. The expanded Dalet product offering answers the needs of existing news, sports, programs, radio and archive customers requiring solutions to enable enterprise orchestration, intensive production and multi-platform distribution workflows. For new customers and markets, including corporate brands, telcos, sports teams and leagues, Dalet now offers agile, subscription-based solutions to manage multi-platform packaging and digital media distribution workflows. “Today, the ability to launch new services quickly at reduced operational costs is essential for content owners and distributors to remain competitive, and both Dalet and Ooyala have been helping them address this challenge in our respective areas of expertise. This was one of the key drivers behind the Ooyala acquisition,” states Kevin Savina, Director of Product Strategy, Dalet. “The Ooyala Flex Media Platform, with its strong OTT content supply chain and multi-platform distribution capabilities, is a perfect complement to Dalet Galaxy five, which is the platform of choice for production-intensive and enterprise media operations. We look forward to demonstrating that at IBC2019 alongside all the other innovations we will be showcasing on our other platforms.” Powering the Digital Content Supply Chain &amp; Multi-platform Distribution - Ooyala Flex Media Platform Now under the Dalet umbrella, the Ooyala Flex Media Platform is nested within a media ecosystem that will enable a steady growth path, with a number of new features being unveiled at IBC2019. The platform now includes the ability to publish to multiple online video platforms, such as Kaltura, JWPlayer and Brightcove, offering increased support for OTT workflows and multi-platform distribution. Integration with Dalet AmberFin for orchestrated, high-quality media processing, and Dalet Media Cortex for AI-augmented workflows will also be demonstrated at the show, developing the first synergies between the Ooyala Flex Media Platform and the wider Dalet product range. Leveraging AI to Augment Content Workflows - Dalet Media Cortex The AI SaaS platform, Dalet Media Cortex, automatically enriches content and provides actionable insights, contextual recommendations, speech-to-text transcriptions and automated closed captioning, offering real value for both the users and the wider organization. An add-on to Dalet Galaxy five and Ooyala Flex Media Platform, the pay-as-you-go AI platform helps media organizations leverage cognitive services and machine learning across content operations and businesses. Providing the right insights, in the right toolset, with the right context, Dalet Media Cortex helps content producers, owners and publishers across news, sports, programs and radio operations make the most of their media assets and become more productive, automating mundane tasks so they can focus on the creative editorial process. Advanced Broadcast Graphics with Brainstorm Real-Time Graphics Engine - Dalet CubeNG Fully integrated across the Dalet Unified News Operations solution powered by Dalet Galaxy five, the state-of-the-art, full-featured Dalet CubeNG graphics platform is a major upgrade and leverages the industry-leading Brainstorm real-time graphics engine to deliver superior 2D and 3D branding and visuals. Suited for both on-air and file-based graphics creation, the Dalet CubeNG unified approach enables news broadcasters to easily create dynamic branding and up-level visual storytelling across traditional, digital and social channels. Exceptional In-the-Field Multimedia Production Experience - Dalet Remote Editing Media organizations in fast-paced production markets such as news, sports and reality TV have extensive in-the-field production needs. The Dalet Remote Editing highly scalable framework brings full-featured multimedia editing capabilities and speed to the editors working in the field or out of remote offices, as well as freelancers. Dalet Remote Editing securely connects journalists, producers, editors and other content creators to the central content hub, enabling remote users to edit, assemble, collaborate and quickly submit packages or download high-resolution media to finalize locally even in low-bandwidth situations, with no additional PAM or MAM required. The first release of the new Dalet Remote Editing framework supports Dalet OneCut natively with subsequent updates supporting Dalet Xtend-compatible third-party editing applications. A Clear Path to IP - Dalet Brio Dalet is providing media organizations a clear path and controlled transition to IP with support for SMPTE ST 2110 in the latest release of its Dalet Brio I/O platform. Supporting both SMPTE ST 2110 and SDI standard workflows, the high-density ingest and playout platform allows media facilities to invest in their future IP infrastructure without disrupting their current operation. The cornerstone of advanced, IP-ready media operations, Dalet Brio adapts to new production and distribution environments with advanced capabilities that manage ingest, transfers and playout to and from a wide range of systems and devices. Its extensive IP support enables users to process a wide range of parallel streams including SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-2 and NDI for linear channels, and RTMP for digital platforms like Facebook Live, YouTube and Twitter. Better Together - Join us for a Very Special Dalet Pulse Event! This IBC2019, the Dalet Pulse media innovation summit will expand its platform to include Ooyala. Celebrating the joining of two great media teams and technologies, the Dalet Pulse theme this year, Better Together, will give attendees a chance to learn about the extended product portfolio and how it helps leading media organizations develop agile content supply chains, deliver unique content experiences to multi-platform audiences, and increase revenues with Dalet solutions and partner technologies. It’s also a unique opportunity to meet the expanded team. Thursday, 12 September Pompstation, Amsterdam Keynote: 17:30 - 19:00 Party: 19:00 - 22:00 Register now via https://www.dalet.com/events/dalet-pulse-ibc-2019 Book a Private Briefing to Learn More About Dalet Take the opportunity to have a private demonstration or workflow consultation with a Dalet expert to learn how the latest products and solutions can help you better create, manage and distribute content. Book a meeting via https://www.dalet.com/events/ibc-show-2019 Press can contact Alex Molina at alex@zazilmediagroup.com to schedule a media briefing. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet solutions and services enable media organisations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximising 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, cataloguing, editing, chat &amp; notifications, transcoding, play out automation, multi-platform distribution and analytics. In July 2019, Dalet announced the acquisition of the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business. An acceleration of the company’s mission, the move brings tremendous value to existing Dalet and Ooyala customers, opening vast opportunities for OTT &amp; digital distribution. 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 organisations (National Rugby League, FIVB, LFP) and government organisations (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.
Remote editing is here - FEED Magazine issue 15
For our first stop in London partnering with AWS and Adobe, we focused on the need to create content in a fast paced environment with continuously, new format to deal with and new outlets to serve. Craving for more engaging content when they want and were they want, consumers lead the dance and create new needs and new challenges to tackle. Interesting in learning more? FEED Magazine here during the event led our final panel and summarize the key takeaways of the event just for you in a dedicated article. Read the full article Learn more about Dalet Remote Editing
Dalet Remote Editing Wins NAB Show 2019 Product of the Year Award
2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards has recognized Dalet Remote Editing Framework as one of the most significant and promising new products and technologies displayed for the first time at the NAB Show 2019. NAB Show Exhibitors that unveiled a new product in the last 12 months that was not displayed at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas were eligible to enter this 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards. The winners were selected by a panel of industry experts in a variety of categories and were announced at a reception at the Westgate on April 10 as part of the 2019 NAB Show. Learn more about Dalet Remote Editing Framework Learn more about the 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards
Dalet Introduces Game-Changing Remote Editing Framework at NAB 2019
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, will showcase its new Dalet Remote Editing framework at NAB 2019 (booth SL6610). The highly scalable framework brings the full-featured multimedia editing capabilities and speed to the editors working in the field or at remote offices without requiring a PAM/MAM at every location. Media organizations in fast-paced production markets such as news, sports and reality TV often have extensive in-the-field production needs that are critical to their business. Unmitigated access to content located at the central hub and accelerated media exchange from the field to home and back are paramount for success. The Dalet Remote Editing framework securely connects journalists, producers, editors and other content creators to the central content hub, enabling the in-the-field/remote users to edit, assemble, collaborate and quickly submit packages or download high-resolution media to finalize locally even in low-bandwidth situations. The first release of the new Dalet Remote Editing framework will support Dalet OneCut natively with subsequent updates supporting Dalet Xtend-compatible third-party editing applications. “With the Dalet Remote Editing framework, video editors located just about anywhere have the same robust editing experience as those editors located within the four walls of the central hub, even when they have a degraded network connection,” states Golan Tsarfaty, editing product line manager, Dalet. “Most Dalet customers want to centralize content resources in the main hub yet have a local presence via their remote bureaus, freelancers or simply people working in the field. This new Remote Editing framework provides a gateway to optimize content sharing across multiple locations without requiring the deployment of a MAM or PAM beyond the central hub.” The Dalet Remote Editing framework leverages the AWS infrastructure and Dalet smart-caching technology to eliminate problematic security, latency and other roadblocks that usually limit remote productions, transforming the entire in-the-field video editing experience and workflow for both users and media companies. “It solves two key issues. First, it offers a high-quality user experience when editing content from anywhere; and second, it simplifies the network configurations and infrastructure management for access to central content by remote users,” Tsarfaty adds. “It’s an incredible technical innovation that is going to help our customers make a quantum leap forward with regards to mobility at work, remote productions and working with freelancers.” Dalet Remote Editing framework workflows shown at NAB 2019 At NAB 2019, Dalet will demonstrate how the new editing framework lets journalists working in the field share with the central hub content they’ve captured locally, via a secure HTTPS Internet connection. Simultaneously, they will show how journalists preparing a story while on the go can preview and pull in content from the central catalog or the archive, and mix it with locally captured footage, using a stand-alone editor. In addition to the in-the-field journalist workflow, Dalet teams will demonstrate the efficient cross-site video editing and collaboration capabilities the new framework brings for content exchange between bureaus and sites. “One of the big challenges media organizations faced in enabling a proper in-the-field/remote editing workflow was the costly and somewhat limiting infrastructure available to them,” Tsarfaty explains. “Dedicated hardware, added layers of security for accessing the central hub, and VPN scenarios limited the ability to deploy truly robust remote production workflows and scale at will. These typical setups also hindered the user collaboration and overall experience as you still experienced latency and access issues. With Dalet Remote Editing, there is no overhead. You can scale your productions as you need, pay for infrastructure as you go, and offer the video editing experience your staff requires to create outstanding content, efficiently and quickly, from anywhere. NAB Show attendees will be able to see how this is done right on the Dalet booth.” NAB 2019 attendees can book a private demonstration or workflow consultation with a Dalet expert to learn more about the new Dalet Galaxy five remote editing framework at: https://www.dalet.com/events/nab-show-2019 Dalet Press Briefings at NAB 2019 To schedule a press briefing with Dalet, please contact Alex Molina. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet solutions and services enable media organisations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximising 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, cataloguing, editing, chat &amp; notifications, transcoding, play out automation, multi-platform distribution and analytics. Dalet solutions and services are used around the world at hundreds of content producers and distributors, including public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, SBS Australia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, MBC Dubai, Mediacorp, Mediaset, Orange, Charter Spectrum, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio) and government organisations (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.
Empowering Multimedia Editors with Seamless Remote Workflows
Where does Dalet OneCut sit in the Dalet ecosystem and in the news production workflow? One of our key focuses at Dalet is to offer true unified news operations for news organizations. As part of this mission, we have developed a powerful, multimedia editing tool for journalists and storytellers: Dalet OneCut. How is Dalet OneCut different from other editing tools out there? In developing Dalet OneCut, our goal was to pinpoint the functionality storytellers, like journalists, needed most. We designed Dalet OneCut to be a simple-to-use editor that focused on their needs specifically. This allows them to efficiently and creatively produce their stories. The new release of Dalet OneCut, which we will be showcasing at IBC2018, includes a standalone version that incorporates the same exact features as the Dalet OneCut that today serves thousands of users within the Dalet Galaxy five environment. If a user is familiar with the connected Dalet Galaxy five version of OneCut, there is no additional training needed to edit their piece in the field or on-premise in the newsroom. The consistency of workflows between in-the-field and on-premise operations is a big advantage for users as they don’t have to sacrifice any features to work remotely. What hurdles do journalists face today in preparing their news packages? We have received several requests from news organizations looking for us to provide a seamless way for journalists to contribute content from the field with the ability to finish or partially finish their story remotely. Previously, there was no efficient way for journalists in the field to easily access and use the newsroom’s central content catalog to prepare their news packages and deliver these back to the newsroom. With Dalet OneCut, we solved two things. First, we give journalists a way to quickly upload content from the field. Second, we give them the ability to share story drafts as well as finalize and submit their piece from anywhere, using content they captured in the field as well as content from the central newsroom catalog and archives. When a journalist does submit a story, whether it is work-in-progress or complete, Dalet OneCut knows to only upload the locally captured media used in the package, while Dalet Galaxy five on the receiving end links the on-premise content when the package is received. Not having to move all of the local and on-premise media files back and forth saves an enormous amount of time and resources. And with a direct link to their Dalet Galaxy five environment through Dalet OneCut, journalists can render straight to a placeholder, which is important for airing fast-breaking news. No other remote editing workflow has this type of flexibility. What hurdles do news broadcasters face when supporting journalists in the field? For broadcasters, there is a big IT challenge to set up remote workflows. Remote connection requires VPN licensing, added security, and dedicated infrastructure to set up properly. In Dalet remote editing workflows, we leverage the cloud to address many of these issues. Dalet OneCut in the field and Dalet Galaxy five utilize intermediate media that is located on the cloud. Journalists are not actually connecting directly to the on-premise Dalet Galaxy five environment, and this eliminates security issues. The overhead is minimal, there is no need for a VPN or any VDI-like connection. Keeping costs under control ticks off an important box for broadcasters. You are showing the new Dalet Remote Editing multimedia content production tool at IBC - what are the cool features and capabilities attendees should see? In terms of Dalet OneCut editing improvements, we will be showing multiple video layers and graphics tracks that journalists have been requesting. We’ll be showing the redesigned effects palette, which provides a simplified approach to creating effects. Users can do simple or advanced boxing with positioning, scale, video rotation, cropping and feathering on multiple layers. We have also added simplified keyframing for adding effects, and users can now easily overlay text in Dalet OneCut. In terms of remote editing specifically, of course we will show our creation of MPEG-DASH, either locally or on the cloud, on S3. We will show the ability to edit remote content directly out of S3, while smartly downloading only the portion that I want to have on my timeline so I can continue editing from that file, even if the network connection is unstable. We will also show how you can cut 10 seconds from an hour-long file, then smartly download only the 10 seconds of media that is needed; create a voiceover, finalize the piece, and then send back to the site to be rendered on-premise/in the newsroom. The entire team has been working really hard on these remote workflow innovations. We first showcased it in private presentations to a number of beta customers and personally, I'm really excited to showcase it publicly at IBC2018!