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InSTUDIO
Bringing Tomorrow's News Today Cont.
transfer and transcoding of ENG
clips to the central storage.
All media are sent by management
tools to central storage where
operators and journalists can
browse, search by keywords or
edit content. Media content can
also be instantly accessed through
the entire network for production,
editing or playout.

Tailored Workflow

Listeners and viewers expect sports news as it happens - and from wherever
in the world it's happening

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Stratus Framework, EDIUS nonlinear editing systems and media
servers, Ross XPression graphics
system, Autoscript prompters
and the Octopus7 newsroom
computer system (NRCS) were
all seamlessly connected. This
facilitated automated processes and
the remote operation of systems
to streamline key production and
broadcasting routines.
It was not just the internal workflow
that was refreshed. Octopus7, being
integrated with social networks,
enables the channel to develop a
new and deeper relationship with its
viewers. Not only can the reporters
receive real-time Twitter feeds, as
well as standard news feeds, from
within Octopus, but stories can
be pushed out to diverse online
audiences at the click of a button.
Stephane Sassano, Technical
Director with Canal9 notes: "The
Octopus installation was handled
very professionally, integrating fully
with our new media servers and
graphics software. Version 7 of the
software is a major release with a lot
of new features compared with our
old system. It gives our journalists
minute by minute news updates via
Twitter, as well as all the traditional
RSS feeds and agency wire sources.
It also allows us to engage with our
viewers instantly via social networks
such as YouTube, Facebook and
Twitter. It will make a real difference
to the way we produce and deliver
news stories."
"Octopus7 was ideal for Canal9's
operation," says Octopus
Newsroom's Gabriel Jankó, Sales
Director - Europe & Americas. "It
is designed to accelerate tapeless
workflows via MOS and to expedite
news production by enabling
journalists and editors to work

together collaboratively. The new
team assignment desk and central
topic bins enable all users to share
information and manage reports
far more effectively. The newsdesk
has also been able to introduce
more flexibility into its workflow -
tablet licenses allow reporters the
freedom not to be tied to their desk
throughout the day."
Today's leading broadcasters
seek to improve workflow efficiency
so they can gather, prepare and
broadcast news as it breaks.
EVS provides end-to-end news
production solutions that guarantee
speed and productivity gains, along
with the highest level of stability and
flawless integration with third-party
systems; such as ENG camcorders,
craft editors, as well as archive and
newsroom control systems (NRCS).
EVS
end-to-end
news
workflow solutions integrate the
following elements:
EVS offers several ways to
ingest feeds depending on existing
customer workflow. Any incoming
HD or SD feeds can be ingested
via PC-based Xedio encoders or
EVS XT/XS series servers controlled
by IPDirector software. Ingest can
be set in loop recording mode
and feeds can be recorded in hires with autoproxy file generation
by servers and encoders for fast
access to live record trains. Ingest
can automatically be scheduled
by several software applications
(Xedio and IPDirector). EVS offers
several content management tools
that allow instant control of file
selection in rough-cut format directly
associated with various subjects.
Footage from ENG crews can be
imported directly in the right codec
and format with easy and simple
tools that handle editing, browsing,

Another key player in this sector is
Dalet Digital Media Systems. With
over 300 newsroom installations
around the world, Dalet offers
workflow-tailored MAM-driven
solutions such as Dalet News
Suite with purpose-built production
tools to facilitate end-to-end
news production and playout.
News Suite's underlying workflow
engine streamlines every aspect of
the news production, distribution
and archiving needs from one
single platform.
The company recently deployed its
News Suite solution at The Weather
Channel (TWC). The installation is
based on IT-centric, SOA-compliant
technology, with Dalet News Suite
as the core asset production service
to manage the mass content
aggregation, production and
multiplatform distribution.
"Media asset management
and metadata is fundamental to
everything we do. We're dealing with
so many different elements in terms
of people, places, weather events
and dates. And there's always
the need for immediacy on all our
different platforms. We switched to
Dalet News Suite system because
the MAM is incredibly robust and
flexible in terms of configuring the
metadata forms, export-import rules,
distribution and so on," says Philip
Grossman, Senior Director, Content
Acquisition And Management, The
Weather Channel.
"Dalet makes it very easy for us to
customise the MAM to match our
workflow and add new elements
or services with its administration
and configuration tools. We don't

need to lose time or go back to
a development team for every
tweak. It's all right there. We're also
finding that Dalet's integrated news
production tools fit very well into
our workflow."
By providing key capabilities, such
as ingest, editing and storage, the
underlying Dalet MAM platform
unifies the workflow from production
through post to playout and archive.
Dalet also integrates with essential
systems, including Sony Media
Backbone Conductor and Aspera
Faspex, to facilitate the entire
production and distribution chain.
Dalet ingest tools manage 24
ports of centralised and file-based
ingest to Harmonic Spectrum
servers. Within seconds of being
ingested, the feeds are available
to the production team for editing.
"The Weather Channel is
leveraging the many capabilities of
our integrated system to improve
productivity. For instance, users
are now prepping video packages
that used to be done exclusively
with Final Cut Pro with the Dalet
Media Cutter timeline editor," says
Julien Decaix, General Manager,
Dalet, US and Latin America. "That
saves valuable production time.
When more sophisticated editing
is needed, the Dalet Xtend module
provides a seamless flow of content
and metadata, including locators,
between Dalet and Final Cut Pro for
even greater efficiency. In addition
to our own toolsets, Dalet integrates
with The Weather Channel's other
systems so they can optimise
existing resources."
Dalet OnAir manages programme
playout via the Harmonic servers.
Integration with Sony Media
Backbone Conductor through the
Dalet API facilitates the complex
multiplatform distribution. The core
Dalet MAM architecture integrates
the existing Hierarchical Storage
Management archive system into
the production workflow, giving
producers immediate access to
historical content.

Rolling news 24 hours a day is now the norm


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InNews: Vizrt to Acquire Mosart Medialab
InNews: NTP Dad Ax32 Captures Wagner
InReply: Seesense on Miniature Cameras
InStudio: Q-Ball Captures Historic Vettel Victory
InGear: Bluebell’s Fibre Optic Solutions
InGear: Grass Valley K2 Dyno Changes the Game
InMedia: Pixitmedia – More Partner Than Supplier
In Broadcast - December 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - December 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - December 2013 - InNews: Vizrt to Acquire Mosart Medialab
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InNews: NTP Dad Ax32 Captures Wagner
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InStudio: Q-Ball Captures Historic Vettel Victory
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