NASA furthers Dalet investment24 February 2016
NASA has expanded its Dalet installation at the Johnson Space Center (JSC).
The software-based solutions provider has added the Dalet Brio video server platform and Dalet Xtrend, designed to provide integration with Adobe Premiere Pro non-linear editors (NLEs).
The new tools will integrate with the existing Dalet installation, which has been in use since 2013. The tools automate capture and archive of ten space station cameras 24 hours a day, all year round.
“There is a tremendous amount of footage recorded from the space station and JSC cameras into the NASA media database,” said Julien Decaix, general manager of Americas for Dalet.
“To efficiently store the content, we leveraged the Dalet API to integrate the NASA database with the Dalet Media Asset Management (MAM).
“This allows NASA to index the incoming footage and track metadata, which is key when searching for specific content such as an astronaut’s commentary from the space station or say, footage from a press event held at the JSC.
According to Dalet, NASA can now facilitate production and broadcast of daily and weekly NASA TV wrap programmes, such as activates and interviews, both live and recorded.
Decaix added, “The expansion of the Dalet installation adds another layer of efficiency. The new tools let non-production staff browse and retrieve content from the archives without the aid of an NLE while Dalet Brio and Dalet Xtend facilitate content editing and programme distribution with full metadata tracking from ingest to playout.
“The design maintains the integrity and security of the content.”