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Jun 14, 2019
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Remote editing is here - FEED Magazine issue 15
Editing and collaborating from anywhere with anyone? Yes! Learn more with FEED Magazine at Dalet Pulse, which kick-started its worldwide tour in London... A must-read article.

Remote editing is here!

"Editing and collaborating from anywhere with anyone? Yes! We learned more at Dalet Pulse…" - Chelsea Fearnley

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.

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I mentioned in a previous blog post that I wanted to spend more time talking about Dalet’s MediaBins, as they can completely transform your production workflow, so let me tell you more… So, what’s a MediaBin? Commonly used in news and sports production workflows, a MediaBin is a collection of media that is attached to a story and travels through its entire lifecycle, through to distribution and archiving. What can I put in my MediaBins? You can store any kind of media that is stored inside your Dalet Library. Audio, video, pictures, a collection of assets, audio and video clips, graphic objects, wires, RSS posts, social media posts, contacts, Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint files, etc.), PDFs, or PDF-ed emails and external web links/objects such as YouTube videos. This collection of media is there to help the journalist and video editors to create their story. Who can feed a MediaBin? Any Dalet user! Usually, you start feeding the MediaBin during the planning phase. Even an event has its MediaBin before it becomes a story. A Planning Editor, for instance, might add a couple of social posts and a wire that are relevant to a particular event. The Chief Editor decides to make it a leading story. Some footage is coming from user-generated content and is attached to the story in addition to the original material via the MediaBin. Then additional material arrives from the field – it is attached to the MediaBin, and so on. Anyone can contribute to the MediaBin, which is also accessible by librarians, so they can also organize archived content into the MediaBin. Even feed recordings can be placed directly in the MediaBin, so there is a connection between what’s coming in, and the story. How I can use a MediaBin? Obviously, you can consult your MediaBin at any time while you work on your story. You can also search for MediaBins and within MediaBins, including filtering. You can open a MediaBin in a video editor, whether Dalet OneCut or Adobe Premiere Pro through Dalet Xtend, so that you can focus on the relevant material (audio, video, images, graphics, …) saving considerable editing time! So not only is the MediaBin a real collaboration entity attached to your story, it can also be used within the extended Dalet ecosystem. And there’s more… Yes! Dalet’s Recommendation Panel brings Artificial Intelligence to help you feed the MediaBin. Thanks to a deep semantic analysis of stories, wires, audio and video transcripts, the Dalet Recommendation Panel suggests media that is not yet stored in your MediaBin. This surfaces content you would have not likely identified before and help you find relevant material for your story much quicker. So there you have it… The Dalet MediaBin brings you speed, efficiency and relevant content so you can create compelling stories. No wonder so many of us at Dalet are enthusiastic about it! In a future blog post, I’ll tell you more about Dalet Recommendations, as we’re working on set of new algorithms that will bring our users a whole new experience – a true game changer… Watch this space! Raoul Cospen Dalet News Market Director
Dalet Announces Key Mobility Advancements for News Operations
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced major mobility enhancements for the management, performance and user experience of remote newsroom operations. Meeting the needs of the growing number of journalists and news producers working remotely, Dalet has made major usability improvements to its Dalet On-the-Go mobile app for smartphones and tablets, boosting the collaborative experience between remote journalists and the newsroom with advanced content contribution and remote planning capabilities through a brand new, modern UI. Advancements to the underlying Dalet Galaxy five news production and distribution platform bring powerful remote editing features like cloud-based “edit while record” and support for modern open-source communications frameworks to accelerate secure content exchange across multisite and distributed newsrooms operations. Dalet Galaxy xCloud, the dedicated, cloud-hosted system managed by Dalet as a full SaaS service, also benefits from these enhancements and connects securely with your existing on-premises system, supporting advanced workflows for remote editing and news production teams. “Every improvement Dalet has made has the end-user in mind to help with agility and efficiency with remote production. This is critical when a journalist is working against the clock, where every keystroke counts while working from their home office or any remote location,” states Bea Alonso, director of product marketing, Dalet. “Our digital-first product strategy focuses on mobility and flexibility. Dalet On-the-Go and remote news production solutions, like Dalet Galaxy xCloud, empower journalists, reporters and chief editors with the technology they need to pivot, remain productive and keep telling vital stories.” Dalet On-the-Go Available from Apple's App Store and Google Play, the latest release of Dalet On-the-Go connects journalists, reporters and chief editors to the newsroom enabling them to manage assignments, story development, review and approval, rundowns, planning, status and contact search, all remotely. Users can easily access their Dalet Galaxy five catalog of video, audio, scripts and wires. Advanced content contribution capabilities and templates let users record media and craft stories quickly mixing local media together with remote content stored within the Dalet Galaxy five system. Dalet’s smart upload features guard against connectivity issues, reconnecting to the upload exactly where it left off when necessary. A feature-rich teleprompter supports on-the-fly reporting while tickers, wires and chat messages keep staff connected to information and late-breaking news. “Dalet On-the-Go, combined with other mobility offerings such as Dalet WebSpace, provides optimal flexibility and mobility. With a standard internet connection, you can manage the entire newsroom flow from your laptop, tablet or phone. It's extremely powerful,” notes Bea. Dalet Galaxy five and Dalet Galaxy xCloud Recently launched as a packaged solution to help with current mobility challenges, the SaaS-based Dalet Galaxy xCloud offering is a full-featured version of the latest Dalet Galaxy five platform that, hosted by Dalet, leverages the cloud to facilitate end-to-end, remote news production workflows. The core remote editing framework supports advanced proxy editing workflows, mixing of central and local content, with proxy content cached locally to eliminate disruptions due to limited bandwidth. Rendering is offloaded to the Dalet Galaxy xCloud system, optimizing performance to break news faster. Bea comments on the ability of Dalet to dial in on the user experience and quickly deliver features and solutions that address mobility needs: “Dalet’s business model, which flows from perpetual CAPEX investment to subscription with SaaS, affords us the opportunity to transform the way we imagine our products and quickly innovate in critical areas such as mobility and flexibility. Our DevOps approach accelerates sequencing of Dalet releases, allowing us to introduce critical adjustments and enhancements as required by our customers in this challenging period.” In addition to the rapid release of customer-centric features, Dalet Galaxy five’s new public API empowers news organizations to customize workflow capabilities and integrations, further optimizing specific operations and business opportunities. 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. 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From Dining Room to Newsroom
It’s strange to see how such a small thing, with no friends, no enemies, completely creates the news,” observes Raoul Cospen, Dalet news market director. That Covid-19 has completely dominated the news cycle worldwide isn’t surprising, but it has also transformed how news organisations and journalists are doing their jobs. The bustling newsroom of only a few months ago is a quieter place now. Many news teams are having to work from home-based workstations – which sometimes means a laptop at the kitchen table – and are having to adopt remote and cloud-based tools as a matter of course. Read more
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. 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Dalet Strengthens Remote Creative Workflows with New Proxy Editing for Adobe Premiere Pro
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As societies are forced to shift quickly into remote work situations, this capability becomes more critical for all of our customers,” states Kevin Savina, Director of Product Strategy, Dalet. “Over the last few years, we have reinforced our relationship with Adobe and continue to enhance existing integrations while developing new ones to address the most pressing needs of content creators today.” Dalet Xtend for Adobe Premiere Pro lets remote users edit quickly and efficiently, anytime, anywhere in low resolution, with the finished sequence automatically rendered in high resolution back at the production hub. This significant time and resource savings is especially helpful for fast-paced news workflows where journalists need to quickly edit stories on breaking news while it is happening. Additionally, a key highlight of this update is the ability for teams to edit and collaborate remotely; projects can be edited from beginning to end by users in different coasts. The significantly improved Dalet Xtend browser provides users with the same user experience to search and select content, whether they are working within Dalet Galaxy five or within the Adobe tools. Additional key features within the Dalet Xtend module include: Users can work with the same browser view they use in Dalet Galaxy five Users can change story status Users can trigger migration actions / workflows Live content and metadata updates for a selected category New Poster frame and thumbnails New Search/View/Edit MediaBin contents Configurable and resizable columns and views “The Adobe-Dalet integrations enable customers to collaborate across borders and time zones, faster and more efficiently,” states Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for Adobe video. “Both companies believe in a customer feedback focused approach to feature enhancements, which results in exceptional user experiences that support the full creative capabilities of Adobe solutions.” As part of the continued partnership with Adobe, work is underway to add improvements to the Adobe Panel within the Ooyala Flex Media Platform. 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How to continue producing news in times of confinement?
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 <iframe width="100%" height="415" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pYsomrAGZeM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> 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.
Dalet SaaS Solution Focuses on Business Continuity and Remote Production for Media Operations
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It’s imperative that our customers’ operations continue without disruption,” states Kevin Savina, Director of Product Strategy, Dalet. “We have designed Dalet Galaxy xCloud to give our customers maximum mobility when they need it most, whether they are at the office or facility, at an offsite production or in the field, working with freelancers or working from home, as many of us are today.” Dalet Galaxy xCloud enables customers to work productively from home leveraging cloud infrastructure, while still using familiar production tools, such as Dalet OneCut, Dalet WebSpace, and Dalet On-the-Go from their home-based devices. Adobe® Premiere® Pro based editing workflows are also supported through the Dalet Xtend plugin. Kevin explains the simplicity and its importance, “Because the Dalet-hosted service extends the capabilities of existing on-premises systems, our customers can quickly transition to working from home using the same tools and workflows within a safe and controlled environment. Security and scalability are incredibly important for our customers who must quickly turn on remote capabilities for hundreds of users and multiple workflows.” For more information, you can visit https://www.dalet.com/business-services/galaxy-xcloud In addition to Dalet Galaxy xCloud, Dalet offers a number of existing solutions to address the challenges introduced by new working conditions: Dalet OnePlay to run your studio with a reduced crew while preserving quality. Learn more: https://www.dalet.com/platforms/oneplay Ooyala Flex Media Platform to scale and meet all of your OTT packaging and multi-platform distribution needs. Learn more: https://www.dalet.com/ooyala-flex-media-platform Dalet StoreFront to source content remotely and expose your inventory to B2B clients and partners. Learn more: https://www.dalet.com/business-services/storefront Facilitate all digital interactions and online meetings with Dalet Connect As physical meetings and events cannot currently take place, Dalet has created a dedicated site called Dalet Connect. An extension to the main Dalet website, Dalet Connect aims at helping media professionals discover Dalet product offerings and online happenings, enabling fast demo, meeting and webinar bookings. Media professionals will be able to discuss their immediate needs and specific projects by engaging with the Dalet team in a dedicated online meeting environment. Robin Kirchhoffer, Dalet Marketing Director for Operations and Content, concludes, “Right now, we are fully focused on helping our customers and the industry as a whole. 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Why newsroom production has to adapt NOW to the new normal
Fierce competition for viewers along with a rapidly changing multiplatform environment has put newsrooms under immense stress. In the space of just a few weeks, news broadcasters have had to discard a lifetime’s worth of practices and hard-earned experience as anchors and reporters are dispatched to their homes where they continue to broadcast, but not always with the same technical finesse as viewers are accustomed to. And yet viewers are adaptable and readily accepting this vastly more ad-hoc content, while still appreciating high quality production where it’s possible. At the same time, as experienced broadcast practitioners deal with the fastest and most dramatic changes of their lifetimes, video is being distributed on more platforms, to more devices, in more places than ever. Viewers rely on traditional broadcasters Despite all of this, viewers still rely on traditional broadcasters. Even though social media is encroaching, when it comes to news, the world turns to familiar faces and channels. In fact, according to the Edelman Special Trust Barometer Report on COVID-19 (March 2020), the most relied-on source of information is mainstream news organizations: the major news outlets are relied on nearly twice as much as global health organizations (like WHO) or national health organizations (like the CDC). 54% of young people rely on social media and 56% on mainstream media, while people ages 55+ rate mainstream media as nearly three times more reliable than social. In the face of the new, socially-distanced reality, broadcasters have little choice but to rapidly pivot towards remote workflows, not just because this is an emergency, but because this could easily become the new normal. News moves from Hub to Home Until recently, the big challenge blocking a viable in-the-field or remote editing workflow was the costly and somewhat limiting infrastructure that was needed for even the most basic working system. Dedicated hardware, additional layers of security for accessing the central storage hub, and the difficulty of navigating VPNs limited broadcasters’ ability and willingness to deploy and scale at will. Vital collaboration between users was poor or lacking completely. To address these challenges, Dalet Galaxy five supports cloud-based workflows, using “intermediate media” to reduce performance issues and leverage cloud-based infrastructure to scale. Working in the cloud this way also reduces security issues as there is no need for a VPN or any VDI-like connection or a direct connection to the main content hub. This approach, which minimises overheads and keeps costs low, is immediately attractive to broadcasters and media companies, while giving editors and journalists a much better experience in the field and when working from home. Proxy editing enables a seamless remote editing experience, from home or the field Dalet OneCut, which is typically used in the newsroom to package stories, can be used - without limitations - in the field and at home. Its proxy editing capabilities mean working with lightweight files and lower bandwidth requirements, allowing journalists to work almost anywhere - even on a mobile phone connection. Because Dalet OneCut is a component of the Dalet Galaxy five platform, journalists can connect to the production hub and securely access assets, archives and resources. It's almost the same experience as working inside the newsroom. Journalists can pick up story assignments, retrieve assets and mix with local content, assemble packages and submit for distribution. Dalet’s smart caching protocol and secure connections to content hubs, archive systems and servers offer a friction-free exchange of resources and assets to keep the news content and stories flowing fast from anywhere. Journalists can mix the content from the central hub with their local content (media on a laptop or desktop). It’s a simple search and retrieve process - users don’t even need to know where the content lives. Reporters can share EDLs with colleagues and the production center, which is particularly important when sending a story back to the main news hub for finalization or developing a storyline for collaboration with colleagues. It’s fast, efficient and easy-to-do. And when the package is finished, Dalet Galaxy five offers a clever way of downloading and uploading only the media that is needed for the project edit-and-render, so the system is never bogged down. <iframe width="100%" height="415" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xob4QoOKpLY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Mainstream news production operations have, for decades, been typically on an enterprise scale with technology and equipment that can’t easily be moved out of the building and into the field. But remote working - and even presenting - is today’s reality. The world can work efficiently anywhere. The benefits of this type of workflow are many - too many to list in our blog. If you have additional requirements, please contact us. We are here to help in any way we can!
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 & 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 & 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 & 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.
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 Launches New Integration for Adobe Audition at NAB 2019
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations and content professionals, announced at NAB 2019 (booth SL6610) the release of Dalet Xtend for Adobe® Audition®, connecting professional audio production to the main content value chain. Adobe Audition offers a comprehensive professional toolset for mixing and editing audio for video, broadcast, and podcast content. The Dalet Xtend panel for Adobe Audition brings support for session management, including the ability to search and browse the categories of the Dalet Galaxy five content catalog. Users can import both audio and video titles with locators as markers into the Adobe Audition timeline, as well as clips, storyboards, and EDLs. Adobe Audition editors can also save sessions as Dalet Xtend titles directly back to the Dalet Galaxy five content catalog and archive without leaving the application. “Dalet Xtend for Adobe Audition empowers creatives with wider and deeper access to metadata-rich assets, minimizing the technical complexity of tracking, converting, migrating or even simply locating media across the enterprise thanks to Dalet Galaxy five,” comments Golan Tsarfaty, editing product line manager, Dalet. “With the underlying Dalet Galaxy five platform managing the nuances of the media lifecycle, Adobe Audition audio editors are free to focus on the art of editing, mixing and finishing their packages using the very best audio assets available.” “The Adobe-Dalet collaboration continues to bring expanded capabilities for our customers. Dalet’s new integration for Adobe Audition is a great addition to their panel for Adobe Premiere® Pro,” states Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for Adobe video. “Our customers accessing Dalet’s Audition panel will create new efficiencies in their production workflows, enabling them to focus on their creative output.” Dalet Xtend for Adobe Audition governs access to Dalet Galaxy five content hubs and archives, enabling cross operation collaboration with a comprehensive level of metadata tracking and management that ensures asset genealogy stays intact. XYZ explains the user benefits, “Up until now, audio editors would have had to export a limited audio file to a shared folder on the storage platform and then import it into Adobe Audition and vice versa after they were done working with it. Important details such as metadata were lost in the transaction. Dalet Xtend for Adobe Audition opens a window into the Dalet Galaxy five content catalog and archive without having to leave the Adobe Audition application. With full access to assets, audio editors can expand their creative palette and view projects as a whole, simplifying their day to day operations, making the most of their valuable time, and freely collaborating with colleagues across the operation. Tsarfaty concludes “Dalet Xtend for Adobe Audition is an important step in simplifying professional audio production workflows. Following the same development philosophy of our Dalet Xtend panel for Adobe Premiere Pro offering, we will continue to work closely with Adobe to evolve our integrations, building an ecosystem that simplifies enterprise multimedia workflows while unleashing the full potential of creative teams capabilities and collaboration.” Learn more about what Dalet Galaxy five and Adobe can do for you: https://www.dalet.com/partner/adobe 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 & 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.
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 & 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.