IBC 2011: Dalet Showcases Advanced MAM Solutions

Dalet Sports Factory unifies assets across systems – from ingest to archives; packaged toolsets streamline production

Dalet Digital Media Systems will showcase Dalet Enterprise Edition, their advanced Media Asset Management (MAM) platform, and technology solutions at IBC 2011, held in Amsterdam at the RAI Centre (stand 8.B77) from September 9-13, 2011. Dalet Enterprise Edition offers end-to-end media management, a powerful workflow engine and multiple integration paths to unify disparate systems.

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Together with cost-effective Dalet Brio server technology, Dalet Enterprise Edition provides substantial business advantage and operational flexibility for managing content across multiple production, distribution and business systems. On the IBC floor, Dalet will demonstrate Dalet Enterprise Edition packaged with specialized toolsets designed to streamline news, sports, program preparation and archive workflows — Dalet News Suite, Dalet Sports Factory, Dalet Media Life and Dalet Radio Suite.

"Our MAM-driven solutions are unique and can expand business potential. They combine the exhaustive media and metadata management capabilities of the Dalet MAM platform with tailored production toolsets that boost efficiency. Users can access tools to ingest, edit, script, schedule, playout and distribute their audio, video and multimedia from their desktops. Metadata can also be managed, enriched and searched —all from the same interface," says Stephane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer, Dalet. "The MAM layer with cross-system metadata management, customized reports and workflow engine delivers genuine business benefits. It improves productivity, consolidates information, adds value to assets and facilitates publication to new media platforms."

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Dalet Enterprise Edition is an open platform that can be integrated with a wide range of non-linear editors, including Avid, Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier. Graphics, archive, automation and other systems can also be integrated using a variety of methods, including using SOA compliant tools such as Web Services APIs. The highly scalable architecture and design of Dalet Enterprise Edition is forward-thinking to allow for future enhancements and the incorporation of new technologies to preserve your investment.

Dalet Sports Factory - Logging, Highlights and Replay

Dalet Sports Factory is a comprehensive Media Asset Management platform designed for cross-system media and metadata management in the most demanding sports operations. The MAM capabilities of Dalet Sports Factory can be fully exploited through integrations with industry-standard sports production systems, logging systems, NLEs and various archive systems. Dalet Sports Factory provides global media and metadata management. All metadata and assets – wherever they reside – in production or in archives are fully searchable within the MAM. They are right at your fingertips for use during and after the game.

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Sports Factory is also packaged with Dalet's purpose-built tools for logging, highlight creation and playback, and instant replay with multiple camera angles and slow motion. These tools deliver a fast, streamlined workflow that's fully integrated into the MAM. Media is logged once and immediately available for use in programs and packages.

Dalet Sports Logger features one-button logging and "intelligent" team rosters for fast highlight creation. One click denotes the type of play (goals, penalties, etc.) and the start of the highlight. Add player info with a single click on the roster display. Plays and metadata are accurately entered into your pre-configured MAM fields, adding value and consistency to game logs. Highlight

Highlight starts can be set a few seconds before mark-ins, so that you'll never miss a key play; all clips are immediately available in Dalet Hilites Espresso for fast assembly of multiple playlists. Dalet Media Replay makes it simple to create an instant replay from multiple camera angles with slow motion and reverse slo-mo. You can even include bumpers and spots in your replay scenes.

"Sports Factory is really unique," explains Savina. "Tools for each task are included, but the underlying technology ties it all together so it can be seen from a single interface. All the different data, media and workflow elements —the video, metadata with multiple camera angles and logs. And our integration capabilities with other systems mean means there are no silos anymore. It's all fully integrated; everything is there and immediately available for searching and retrieval. You can bring clips or melts right into your production chain wherever they are stored."

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