Dalet Galaxy xCloud will support France Télévisions remote workflows

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Dalet, provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has announced that France Télévisions has subscribed to Dalet Galaxy xCloud to enable critical news workflows from home when needed. Hosted by Dalet, the SaaS-based offering is a full-featured version of the latest Dalet Galaxy five platform that leverages the cloud to facilitate end-to-end, remote news production workflows. Once fully rolled-out, Dalet Galaxy xCloud gives France Télévisions the flexibility to support the remote work requirements of its 300 plus journalists. The solution will facilitate news production workflows across national channels and the franceinfo rolling news channel, as well as support newsroom editing applications Adobe Premiere Pro and Dalet OneCut.

“Dalet Galaxy xCloud offers us a path to news production with remote editing that is connected to our central Dalet Galaxy systems. Once integrated within production workflows, it will extend the content and the workflow tools that we use day in and day out to deliver the news beyond the physical newsroom,” comments Emmanuel Gonce, Head of Engineering for the Newsrooms, France Télévisions. “The integrated editing will allow us to be very efficient as well as connected to each other no matter where we’re reporting from.”

A cornerstone of the Dalet Galaxy xCloud offering, the remote editing framework features integration with the on-premises Dalet Galaxy five system. It supports advanced proxy editing workflows, mixing of central and local content, with proxy content cached locally to eliminate disruptions due to limited bandwidth. Rendering is offloaded to the Dalet Galaxy xCloud system, optimizing performance.

“There are many challenges with facilitating news editing workflows from home such as VPN hurdles, security restrictions, license and VDI limitations, and more. While you can bring an on-premises editor into your house, it’s the team collaboration, news production workflow and management of files that is problematic. There is simply no editorial process or metadata management,” states Raoul Cospen, Director of Product Strategy, News at Dalet. “We have been working on mobility solutions with AWS since 2014. Dalet Galaxy xCloud leverages AWS cloud capabilities and securely connects to the Dalet Galaxy five on-premises system. There is no upgrade required. Journalists can use familiar tools like the Dalet OneCut news editor as if they were in the newsroom. They can search the production system, collaborate with producers, edit growing files and more. It’s seamless integration whether you are at home, in the newsroom or in the field.”  

France Télévisions will first use Dalet Galaxy xCloud running entirely on AWS cloud, connecting high-resolution file exchange with the on-premises Dalet Galaxy five system. In a second phase, the broadcaster will move to a hybrid configuration that utilizes the Dalet Galaxy xCloud on-premises gateway component to manage heavy media processing such as creating proxy files and rendering of projects on-premises. Only proxy content will be sent to the cloud, optimizing media transfer between the on-premises system and cloud. The Dalet Galaxy xCloud hybrid implementation will also support low latency workflows such as editing growing files.

Raoul adds, “The hybrid configuration is ideal for low latency situations. For example, you are recording the latest press conference in your on-premises system. Dalet Galaxy xCloud makes the proxy immediately available via the cloud so users at home can start editing, even while the recording is still in progress.”

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