Dalet AmberFin tackles transcoding, workflow orchestration with v11 release
Dalet Digital Media Systems announced the worldwide availability of Dalet AmberFin v11. Shown at IBC2015 (Dalet stand 8.B77), Dalet AmberFin v11 combined with the Dalet Workflow Engine, which leverages a Business Process Model & Notation (BPMN) 2.0-compliant workflow designer, greatly simplifies orchestration and automation of complex media workflows.
New graphical and textual reporting capabilities give visibility into day-to-day operations, enabling users to quickly identify and correct inefficiencies and improve overall performance. In addition, Dalet AmberFin v11 brings native support for caption manipulations, UHD support on playback and more.
“Dalet AmberFin has always been the benchmark for video quality in transcoders, but with version 11 we have set a new standard in approachable workflow tools. The BPMN 2.0 standard, which is a highly intuitive way of designing workflow chains, is widely used across a number of industries and is very familiar to anyone with an IT background,” comments Ben Davenport, director of marketing, Dalet. “The combination of best possible picture quality, intuitive workflow orchestration, and the whole host of other enhancements available in this release genuinely puts Dalet AmberFin ahead of the pack.”
Benefit today from the latest enhancements in Dalet AmberFin v11:
Workflow Engine to Orchestrate Complex Processes
Simple drag-and-drop design tool lets administrators easily model and deploy workflows combining user and automated tasks and then monitor workflow instances in detail, with the status of each task being visually notated as media moves through the chain. Most importantly, operators do not need to worry about the complexities of a specific task; when the Dalet AmberFin platform receives a workflow trigger, it launches a process that describes the “recipe” – the ingredients and actions required to make the technical outputs. Users need only be concerned about the trigger and the result.
Native Support for Subtitle Processing
Caption and subtitle management usually leads to complex integrations with different technologies and/or plugins that are complex to deploy, maintain and monitor, resulting in a significant human or financial cost. With AmberFin Dark, the scalable and fault-tolerant transcoding tool from Dalet, workflows are streamlined as caption and subtitle extraction and insertion are supported natively within the platform. AmberFin Dark can now also extract Teletext subtitles to EBU STL files or MXF S436 standalone tracks.
DPX Support for Transcode-in
With support for DPX, the format preferred by Digital Intermediate post-production facilities and film labs worldwide, AmberFin Dark enables the packaging and delivery of every new creative material immediately and with the best quality.
UHD Support on Playback
As more and more content is produced in UHD, content owners and producers have an even bigger need for trusted QC tools to review the “ready-to-be-sent” UHD asset before its final delivery. AmberFin Play, which enables users to instantly review shared assets at any point in the workflow, allows operators to monitor all media properties through a single interface with high-quality, frame-accurate, baseband playback up to UHD with flexible audio monitoring.
Version 11 of Dalet AmberFin also includes a host of other enhancements including:
- HEVC support for transcode-in
- XAVC HD / 4K support for transcode-out
- Extended ProRes transcode support to cover resolutions up to 4K
- Multi-file import/transcode from Sony XDCAM/XDCAM EX, Panasonic P2 and Canon C300 camcorders
- Support of MXF Op1a wrapper for JPEG-2000 codec on ingest
“This latest release of the AmberFin transcode platform really moves things forward for transcoding and media processing,” says Matthieu Fasani, product manager for Dalet AmberFin. “By clearly addressing industry trends, this solution is highly sustainable and likely to change the game for those of us in the business of transcode and workflow orchestration.”