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Dalet purchases AmberFin

Las Vegas — Paris-based Dalet Digital Media Systems, a provider of media asset management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content providers and broadcasters, has signed a definitive agreement with Advent Venture Partners to acquire AmberFin, a UK-based company that specializes in video ingest, complex media manipulation, transcoding and quality control (QC) solutions.

The acquisition broadens the Dalet product offerings, which are built around an open, IT-centric technology framework. It creates an end-to-end solutions that includes comprehensive MAM capabilities along with the latest image processing, media transcoding and distribution.

“This acquisition allows us to offer the industry the most advanced level of workflow options. AmberFin has been at the forefront in mastering media, including transcoding and video quality control. The company has spearheaded many widely adopted industry standards such as MXF and AS-02. Its talent and expertise directly complement Dalet’s strengths in enterprise MAM-driven solutions,” said David Lasry, CEO of Dalet. “By melding our resources and innovative technologies, we can enrich both the Dalet and AmberFin products to offer the most complete and forward-thinking solutions for content providers to optimize their human resources and media assets. From ingest through multi-platform delivery, operators in news, sports and programming will reap tremendous efficiencies and productivity by applying our combined technologies.”

Dalet will continue to develop and support the AmberFin product line from that location. Jeremy Deaner is stepping down as CEO of AmberFin but is serving as a consultant for a period of time to facilitate the transition.


How great content gets broken

The perils of shooting film-style in the digital era, and how to avoid your pictures looking awful.

By Bruce Devlin
Long, long ago life was simple. Premium content for television was shot on film, using Hollywood-style cameras at Hollywood-style 24 frames a second. It was cut on film, and effects were done on film. Even delivery from production to post to broadcaster was done on film.

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