Dalet introduces Media Life26 April 2011
Media Life was shown for the first time at NAB, and is built on Dalet’s Media Asset Management (MAM) platform. It harnesses resources, unifying content in a centralised, highly structured database with interconnections to other systems and subsystems.
Media Life is enterprise-ready to create a cohesive, industrialised workflow that unifies traffic, production, industry-standard NLEs, broadcast, automation, and business system; and features built-in data exchange tools and multiple integration paths, including web services APIs, to guarantee compatibility. Media Life provides end-to-end, full life-cycle content management of media essence, all resolutions and metadata from ingest through production to playout, archives, and re-purposing for multi-platform publishing. Customisable asset management forms and glossaries ensure metadata accuracy and consistency. Shot selection and rough-cut tools are easy to use; integrations with craft editors speeds up post-production. Media Life manages the complicated technical aspects of language translations, subtitling, and captioning, with an enhanced data model that properly associates those elements with the media essence of each asset. A preview window also allows users to view content and works-in-progress together with metadata and essence information.
The business-driven workflow engine orchestrates many human tasks, such as reviews and approvals, and automates background processes including transcoding, rendering, and media movement tasks.