Dalet Galaxy for Multi-platform Asset Management

Dalet has given further details of updates to its Galaxy MAM, which will be on show at IBC. Among them is Work Order, a new feature that lets users review the status of complex ongoing work orders within the Dalet MAM.

“A work order contains the DNA of a project and, until now, was typically isolated within a third-party system,” explains Ben Davenport, director of marketing. “By bringing the work order into Dalet Galaxy MAM, we can now see the progress of any given project. For example, a complex work order, such as creating an entire episodic series and versioning it for international distribution, adding subtitles and dubbing…could take several months to complete. As a supervisor, I may want to get an update on the progress of the project midway through. Because the Dalet Workflow Engine is configured to execute the production and distribution deliverables associated with the work order, it updates the original work order with a time-stamped status for each step, giving the supervisor immediate access to real-time reporting data that serves both technical and business needs.”

Also new is the Dalet Media Packages feature. At a glance, Dalet users can see all of the elements associated with a complex asset, including the relationships between assets, visually mapped out.

Davenport adds, “The Dalet Media Package feature shows you in a very clean and elegant way what media and non-media elements belong within the complex asset. For example, if it is an entire season, the Dalet Media Package feature will visually map out all of the episodes, promos, teasers, dubbed versions, packaging, etc. that are associated with the season. If it’s a VOD Cable Labs package, the Dalet Media Package feature will visually map out the VOD content package, including the associated trailers, posters, trick file, etc. It’s a powerful tool for quickly analyzing and qualifying that you have all of the necessary elements to complete your project and package it the way the client is expecting it.”

With the ability to read and write standards-constrained TTML, caption and subtitle data are now searchable and editable inside the Dalet Galaxy MAM. Dalet AmberFin tools extract and insert subtitle and caption data to and from standard subtitle and caption transport including TTML, making the data available in Galaxy, while Dalet Brio is able to capture caption- and subtitle-containing ancillary data packets to disk and play them back completing the end-to-end caption and sub-title workflow management.

Ensuring content owners can reach their audience in the most effective way, Dalet Galaxy now publishes directly to social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter. A must in today’s connected world, the ability to distribute content to multiple platforms via one program gives content owners the power to magnify efforts without increasing resources, simultaneously broadcasting content on-air and via second-screen services.

Adding to the MAM’s social capabilities, the newly redesigned chat and messaging module provides Dalet Galaxy, Dalet WebSpace and the Dalet On-the-Go mobile application with a unified, modern chat interface with support for persistent chats, group chats, messaging offline users and much more.

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