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InMedia

Dalet Supplies Closed Caption
Workflow

D

alet Digital Media Systems has
supplied and integrated an endto-end workflow for CPAC's (Cable
Public Affairs Channel) English and
French closed captioning.
The solution combines the strength
of Dalet AmberFin and Dalet Galaxy
to provide an advanced automated
workflow that maintains genealogy
and captioning data for the 24/7
operation.
Based in Ottawa, CPAC is Canada's
only
privately-owned,
not-forprofit, bilingual television service
providing a commercial-free window
on Parliament, politics and public
affairs. Through its unique style of
balanced, long-form coverage of the
people, politics and events shaping
public policy, CPAC facilitates and

fosters participation in the Canadian
democratic process. CPAC is delivered
by cable, satellite and wireless
distributors to more than 11 million
homes in Canada and worldwide via
24/7 web streaming on the CPAC TV 2
GO mobile app and the www.cpac.ca
website.
The organization ingests up to 80
hours of new content daily and has
made over 30,000 hours of archived
content available on these digital
platforms.
"We urgently needed a closed
captioning solution that could
manage a variety of content from
several different types of production
workflows: news and magazine-style
shows, live and studio production, and
long-form programming. For each of

these workflows we needed to be able
to manage, and more importantly
maintain caption data, especially after
editing has been completed or the
content is passing through another
system," said Eitan Weisz, Senior
Manager of Broadcast Operations,
CPAC. "Those are all facets that we
felt Dalet could deliver for us in one
package."
The solution devised by Dalet in
concert with CPAC deploys Dalet
AmberFin as an advanced media and
processing platform for insertion
and extraction of caption data,
leveraging the existing Dalet Media
Asset Management (MAM) deployment
to manage transformation and
distribution in an end-to-end media
workflow with a key emphasis on
maintaining captions as metadata.
Distribution is also managed by Dalet

Facilis Shared Storage
and Asset Tracking

A

t BroadcastAsia2016, Facilis
showcased its TerraBlock shared
storage system on two separate
exhibitors' booths.
Singapore-based
broadcast
solution provider, The Media Village
demonstrated a TerraBlock shared
storage system connected to an Adobe
Premiere Pro workstation, a client
running Digital Vision's Phoenix Film
restoration software and another
colour grading client on Blackmagic
Design's DaVinci Resolve.
Simultaneously, VSN demonstrated
TerraBlock
integrated
alongside
its VSN Explorer Production Asset
Management software system.
TerraBlock's appeal comes from its
combination of advanced technology,
reliable and robust operations and a
highly competitive pricing strategy.
Earlier this year Facilis introduced its
latest SSD technology, which it has
incorporated within the TerraBlock
Hybrid24 and SSD8 products. While
the integration of SSD technology

significantly increases the available
shared bandwidth for heavy 4K+
production workflows, it's equally
important to correctly and efficiently
utilize SSD technology in a broadcast
or post workflow.
By combining the best of traditional
spinning
disk
technology
with
enterprise-class SDDs, a hybrid
solution offers the best of both
worlds and gives users the ability to
dynamically assign volumes where
performance matters most. Most
importantly, users never have to waste
valuable space on SSDs with persistent
data, since spinning HDs in the same
enclosure are used for automated
offload and mirroring.
Capacity increases have also been
announced across the model line,
with substantially lower price points,
making TerraBlock accessible to the
broadest range of broadcast and
corporate users.
Facilis has received several groundbreaking orders within the APAC

region. The company recently received
its first order from Hong Kong whilst
another, secured in the Philippines in
partnership with The Media Village,
represents its largest ever TerraBlock
order.
Earlier this year, Philippines-based
ABS-CBN Corporation iPost (Integrated
Post Production) purchased four
TerraBlock 24D Hybrid 24 systems,
which have already been delivered
and installed at the customer's Quezon
City-based post production facility.
iPost operates under the Technical
Operations Division of the Philippines'

Closed Captioning workflow for CPAC

at CPAC. For linear playout, Dalet uses
the metadata caption information
or the SCC file with associated video
to re-embed the captions in the
media file within the ST436 data
track. Options exist for managing the
captioning separately as a side car file.
Should there not be an SCC file, Dalet
will automatically regenerate it based
on the timed text metadata.
For distribution to VOD, Web or
mobile platforms, the text will be
rendered automatically into a TTML
file, the most suitable web format.
"With this automated system we can
prepare a video file for broadcast and
for all non-linear distribution complete
with captioning information in both
French and English languages and in
full confidence that metadata will be
preserved," said Weisz.

national
commercial
broadcast
television and radio network, ABS-CBN.
It provides audio and video postproduction and visual effects services
with an extensive range of content
from drama series to soaps, talk shows
and game shows.
ABS-CBN operates two national TV
channels, two regional radio networks,
11 cable channels and six international
channels.
The TerraBlock shared storage
system is integrated alongside iPost's
content ingest facility to capture video
feeds from other channels within
the network and also from external
sources. Eventually, the TerraBlock
systems will be part of a larger central
ingest system aimed to manage
materials from acquisition to post
production and delivery to in-house
clients.

Facilis TerraBlock range


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