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Dalet AmberFin Update Expands Streaming Workflows

Dalet has announced updates to its Dalet AmberFin transcoding platform, including seamless integration with cloud-native Dalet Flex media logistics and Dalet Pyramid unified news operations platforms. The company has also announced completion of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Foundational Technical Review.

“Dalet AmberFin sits at the heart of the rapidly evolving streaming workflow. Because it is a cornerstone technology for our customers, we are focused on its continuous improvement and integration in the wider ecosystem,” states Patrick Devlin, Product Manager for Dalet AmberFin. “This release threads the recognised Dalet AmberFin conversion quality and media processing technology across our flagship SaaS solutions, Dalet Flex and Dalet Pyramid. As a critical pillar of these solutions, Dalet AmberFin bridges the gap for Dalet customers who need a fully cloud-native media ecosystem with proven end-to-end production and distribution workflows that can support any existing or emerging market vertical.”

Dalet AmberFin provides a cloud-first approach that has been verified by the AWS Foundational Technical Review.

According to Patrick Devlin, “It is no longer sufficient to simply take an on-premises system and run it on EC2 instances in the cloud, customers want cloud-native applications that can take full advantage of containerised services, scale up and scale down and the security best practices in the cloud.”

The AWS Foundational Technical Review provides a baseline for cloud requirements and covers development, best practices and operational considerations ensuring customers have the agility and firepower they need to manage through bursts in workload with ease, yet optimise cloud costs.

Dalet AmberFin’s advanced ingest management and conversion combined with elastic cloud resources enables enterprise users to cost-effectively facilitate large-scale projects. The newly updated Dalet AmberFin Kiosk, which supports macOS and offers expanded support for formats including ProRes RAW and NEF, helps users fly through offloading and backing up mass amounts of content. Utilising cloud storage, it concurrently verifies content integrity and enriches metadata so that content is organized and ready to drive further operational workflows easily. This new capability is particularly useful for teams out on location for long production shoots. Processing pipeline improvements leverage Netflix Photon validation tools to enable key IMF workflows in the cloud. Other production efficiency enhancements include support for UHD input and output with a standard transcode node and support for writing ABR packages DASH & HLS while content is being ingested.

Dalet says its accelerated development plans will see progress across its entire suite of cloud-native solutions in 2022. Dalet Flex will be made available as a multi-tenanted SaaS offering, providing customers with scalability and elasticity when needed while offloading the costs of infrastructure investment and time spent on maintenance to Dalet. With Dalet Pyramid, newsrooms will be able to virtualise their entire operation with increased production and distribution capabilities that enable digital-first news story workflows anytime, anywhere.


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