Dalet Unveils Enterprise MAM for Sports at NAB Show

Dalet Digital Media Systems is launching Dalet Sports Factory, an enterprise media-asset-management (MAM) workflow solution developed specifically for sports production.

Sports Factory manages the challenges of live event and postgame coverage by leveraging the MAM capabilities of Dalet Enterprise Edition with purpose-built sports logging, clipping, and replay tools. The combination produces a cohesive, high-speed workflow.

“Dalet Sports Factory takes a broader approach to sports production,” says COO Stephane Schlayen. “It views the workflow as a whole, incorporating specialized tools within the enterprise MAM platform rather than standalone components. This gives assets more meaning as they are not just associated with game day or a highlight.

“Assets are ubiquitous across the production workflow and easily shared with everyone, with full metadata intact.” he continues. “Dalet Sports Factory brings immense value to content, ensuring its reuse well beyond game day. In addition, our enterprise MAM layer natively brings the support of a wide range of video servers or I/O ports, including our Brio but also EVS, K2, or Omneon. In short, it is now possible to empower an existing sports platform with our MAM framework.”

Specialized tools include fast, one-button logging with Dalet Sports Logger; highlights, playlist creation, and playback using Dalet Hilites Espresso; and instant replays with Dalet Media Replay. Sports Factory is configurable for any sport, from basketball, football, and baseball to hockey, tennis, and volleyball.

The MAM platform “glues” together the components of the production chain, delivering a streamlined workflow with enriched content. Metadata entered during logging and highlight creation reside with the media; the intelligent search engine in Sports Factory drills down to return the right clips so operators can quickly repurpose content for broadcast, online, or mobile use. Archives are also connected directly to the production, significantly boosting postproduction efficiency.

Sports Factory can be integrated with industry-standard sports systems and NLEs, including Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid, providing a smooth and uninterrupted workflow from production to post. Media accessible through any Dalet or Web client enables collaboration among disparate workgroups.

For more information about Dalet Sports Factory, visit Booth SL6014 or www.dalet.com.

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