Dalet’s AmberFin software-based transcoding asset management system now includes Dolby Vision HDR technology targeting media professionals, studios and streaming service providers. The newly updated Dalet AmberFin engine enables mastering and distribution workflows for production, post and streaming
In addition to Dolby Vision and a bunch of other new software-only features, Dalet AmberFin can also be enhanced with hardware acceleration tools such as the M820L HEVC encoder plugin card from SoC (System On a Chip) specialist Socionext. Dalet AmberFin media processing capabilities enable automated Dolby Vision mastering and distribution workflows that generate outputs from IMF, through broadcast, cable and satellite packages to OTT HLS and DASH bundles. The integrated BPMN-compliant workflow engine and API let administrators configure user interfaces, assign tasks for operators, and push through ad-hoc QC processes; creating workflows that are just right for their facility. Dalet AmberFin’s file outputs can vary in packaging sophistication from simple MP4s through to complex IMF packages that are automatically synthesized from collections of input files and automation instructions. Dalet is an active participent in SMPTE’s IMF plugfests, making sure that all of its IMF processes are interoperable at the highest level.
“By integrating Dalet AmberFin with our Dalet Galaxy MAM platform we have managed to build the content factory that we always dreamed of,” says Jean-Christophe Coin, CEO from French post house VDM. “Work orders for original and versioned content flow quickly and efficiently through our facility with human operators lending creative skills where required and automation fulfilling all other processes.
“There are more and more variations in the complexity of a modern title,” he continues. “When it was just SD or HD life was simple. Today we track different HDR variants and multiple languages, compliance and re-versioned variants for the large number of platforms that a single title might appear on.”
Dalet AmberFin version 18.104.22.168 is now available to all existing customers on a support contract.