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Ben Davenport

During the past decade, Ben has played a key role in some of the most complex and progressive file-based media solutions and projects in the industry and gained a wealth of experience around file-formats, workflow and the convergence of broadcast and IT. At Dalet, Ben is responsible for the worldwide marketing initiatives across the company’s global business units & three technology platforms. Additionally, Ben has a specific focus on the creation and delivery of the lifecycle plan for the features and functionality of the Dalet AmberFin transcoding platform. Before joining AmberFin, Ben was Harmonic's Solutions Marketing Manager. Prior to that, Ben held a number of technical marketing positions at Omneon before its acquisition by Harmonic. Ben holds a Bachelor's degree in Music & Sound Recording (Tonmeister) from the University of Surrey.

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  • IBC
  • workflow
  • BPM
  • Transcode
  • QC
  • MAM
  • Captions
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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may also receive our newsletters (if not, email us and we’ll sign you up) – the latest edition of which lists 10 reasons to visit Dalet at the upcoming IBC show (stand 8.B77). Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be using this blog to expand on some of those reasons, starting this week with a focus on Media Asset Management (MAM) and the Dalet Galaxy platform. Three years ago, putting together an educational seminar for SMPTE, Bruce Devlin (star of this blog and Chief Media Scientist at Dalet) interviewed a number of MAM vendors and end users about what a MAM should be and do. Pulling together the responses – starting with a large number of post-it notes and ending with a large Venn diagram – it was obvious that what “MAM” means to you is very dependent on how you want to use it.
  • MAM
  • Dalet Galaxy
  • Media Asset Management
  • workflow
  • IBC
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Maybe it’s a result of having two teachers as parents, but I am passionate about education and, particularly, education in our industry. Technology and innovation move forward so fast in our business that even as a seasoned industry professional it can sometimes be tricky to keep pace. That’s why I’m so excited to be doing something a little different with the Dalet Theater at IBC this year – here’s what we’ve got going on
  • Bruce's Shorts
  • Dalet
  • IBC
  • dalet theater
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Media workflows and operations are among the most demanding in the IT world, if not the most. Architecting efficient storage systems requires significant expertise and testing, along with a real understanding of media elements. In part one of this article, Dalet Director of Marketing Ben Davenport lists and explains the key concepts to master when selecting storage for media workflows.
  • broadcast
  • workflow
  • media elements
  • media access
  • Storage
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By taking a look at Reinheitsgebot – the “German Beer Purity Law” – we examine how restricting a “recipe” to specific “ingredients” can result in consistent “flavours” of beer – or in this case, media. Find out why the very definition of file formats for exchange and delivery in the media industry has everything to do with the purity, or quality, of media files.
  • DPP
  • MXF
  • media
  • Beer
  • Reinheitsgebot
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How to deliver more, improve quality and reduce costs by optimising media processing.
  • Transcoding
  • media worflow
  • production
  • content distribution
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Your chance to vote on the best of the blogs from the past year and win an awesome prize! While the Dalet Academy only launched in January, Dalet has actually been posting educational blogs since NAB 2014 when we joined forces with AmberFin (and thus acquired some of their blog posts as well), and you, our readers, have been “voting with your clicks.” There are clearly some very popular topics on this blog, and the number of views speaks for itself...
  • NAB
  • Dalet Academy
  • Change Management
  • MAM
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We’re playing broadcast and media buzzword bingo at this year’s NAB Show, and we’re in it to win it. The other day, a member of our talented development team commented, quite accurately, that every time we return from an NAB Show, we nearly always refer to it as the biggest, busiest and best NAB ever. If you’ve ever watched or read one of my presentations or blogs on workflow, you may recollect that I’m a fan of the Toyota Production System and the “Kaizen” concept of continuous improvement. However, I do confess that, following my colleagues’ observation, I momentarily felt a certain amount of pressure to come back from NAB 2015 with evidence that it really was bigger, busier and better than previous years...
  • NAB
  • MXF
  • UHD
  • 4K
  • IMF
  • Cloud
  • MAM
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Dalet is improving education in the media industry one YouTube video, article and event at a time. Find out how the brand new Dalet Academy will help you make better business decisions while keeping you up-to-date on the latest happenings in the broadcast industry.
  • Dalet Academy
  • Broadcast Education
  • Mastering Media Workflow
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The excitement is building for the IBC2014 Innovation Awards. The big show hasn’t even started yet, but Content Management nominee BT Sport is already turning heads on the proverbial red carpet. The broadcast studio quickly made its mark on UK sports television after its official launch last summer. With three sports channels and an extensive digital-media offering from a state-of-the-art production center (built in the international broadcast center previously home to the London 2012 Olympic Games), interest has peaked.
  • Dalet AmberFin
  • IBC2014
  • IBC Innovation Awards
  • Digital Production Partnership
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  • Blog
  • DPP
  • workflow
  • Transcoding
  • JTFFFMI
  • Enterprise
  • media
  • IRT
  • ARD
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  • Blog
  • Standards Conversion
  • UQC
  • Enterprise Workflow
  • Workflow Quality Control
  • Transcode
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  • Blog
  • Dalet
  • AmberFin
  • AmberFin Blog
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