New Dalet AmberFin Update Enables Customers to Expand Streaming Workflows
- 21 January, 2022
FRA: Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, has announced significant updates to Dalet AmberFin, the standards-bearer in image quality for transcoding. Reaching an important Dalet roadmap milestone, the Dalet AmberFin release features seamless integration with cloud-native Dalet Flex media logistics and Dalet Pyramid unified news operations platforms. New transcoding capabilities that elevate the user experience along with successful completion of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Foundational Technical Review solidifies Dalet AmberFin’s cloud excellence, keeping it at the forefront of conversion innovation and the leading scalable media processing technology for preserving artistic intent.
“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 recognized 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.”
To learn more about the rapidly changing streaming market, read the Dalet blog Cracking the Code: Mastering Video Transcoding by Patrick.
Excellence In Cloud
Recognizing the shift in customer agility and mobility needs, Dalet AmberFin provides a cloud-first approach that has been verified by the AWS Foundational Technical Review.
Patrick elaborates, “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 containerized 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 optimize cloud costs.
Convenience, Agility and Power
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. Utilizing 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.
Evolution to SaaS
Dalet’s accelerated development plans progress 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 virtualize their entire operation with increased production and distribution capabilities that enable digital-first news story workflows anytime, anywhere.