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During the past decade, Ben has played a key role in some of the most complex and progressive file-based media solutions and projects in the industry and gained a wealth of experience around file-formats, workflow and the convergence of broadcast and IT. At Dalet, Ben is responsible for the worldwide marketing initiatives across the company’s global business units & three technology platforms. Additionally, Ben has a specific focus on the creation and delivery of the lifecycle plan for the features and functionality of the Dalet AmberFin transcoding platform. Before joining AmberFin, Ben was Harmonic's Solutions Marketing Manager. Prior to that, Ben held a number of technical marketing positions at Omneon before its acquisition by Harmonic. Ben holds a Bachelor's degree in Music & Sound Recording (Tonmeister) from the University of Surrey.
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The “blog from the show floor” has become something of a tradition now, but as this was my last IBC with Dalet, I’ve had more time off the booth than usual to get a real sense of what the focus of the show has been. Collaboration – that’s certainly been a theme everywhere I’ve been, whether that’s the more obvious exhibits such as the IP interoperability zone – a combined effort by AMWA, AIMS, SMPTE and VSF – or less formal interactions...
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Opportunity – it’s a word that’s been at the forefront of thoughts going into, and throughout, NAB. We themed our presence at the show around “the Power of Opportunity” – that power coming from robust technologies that are enabling our customers to drive the most advanced media workflows. Where 2014 was a year of M&A activity, and 2015, if we’re honest, was largely a year of buzz-words – 2016 genuinely feels like the year when we start to...
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Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of visiting BVE in London, UK. Broadcast Video Expo, to give it its full name, is a regional trade show that takes place annually, aimed at individuals and business in the video industry. As an exhibitor, it’s not long after the show doors open that somebody from the organizer’s sales team will visit and try to secure our participation for the following year. To do this, they present a pack full of statistics and analysis that demonstrate how...
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That’s it, 2015 is almost behind us along with over 40 blog posts that can help you better understand and use Dalet products and solutions in your organization! Thanks to our brand new pocket calculator, we came up with the list of the 10 most popular blog posts of 2015. Here it is, from number 10 to number 1:  The Upper Hand in Stadium Sports As a Canadian, I was brought up to love hockey, but as a technologist and trainer, there’s nothing better than...
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In a recent survey we asked a handful of leading media facilities in Europe and North America, among other things, to what extent they agreed with the following two statements: There are too many manual steps in my workflow There is potential to reduce the number of manual steps through workflow automation Although there was a little variation between the European and American answers, the trends were largely similar, and the combined result is shown below for the first time...
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As another IBC draws to a close and I try to analyze the blur that is the past 5 days, I can’t help think of the tag line for the latest iPhone advertisement: “The only thing that’s changed is everything.” OK, the tense might be a little off – perhaps “changing” or “will change” would be more accurate, but the announcements and discussions of this show have clearly indicated that we are on the threshold of a new era in broadcasting, media...
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When we write these blog entries each week, we normally ensure we have a draft a few days in advance to make sure we have plenty of time to review, edit and make sure that the content is worth publishing. This entry was late, very late. This pre-IBC post has been hugely challenging to write for two reasons: Drone-mounted Moccachino machines are not on the agenda – but Bruce’s post last week definitely has me avoiding marketing “spin.” There are so many...
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In part one of this article, Dalet Director of Marketing Ben Davenport lists and explains the key concepts to master when selecting storage for media workflows. Part two, authored by Quantum Senior Product Marketing Manager Janet Lafleur, focuses on storage technologies and usages.   The first time I edited any media, I did it with a razor and some sticky tape. It wasn’t a complicated edit – I was stitching together audio recordings of two movements of a Mozart...
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It doesn’t take much research into either Reinheitsgebot or file specifications to realise that this title is almost complete nonsense. When Reinheitsgebot, aka the “German Beer Purity Law,” was first endorsed by the duchy of Bavaria 499 years ago (23rd April 1516) it actually had nothing to do with the purity of beer and everything to do with the price of bread – banning the use of wheat in beer to ensure that there was no competition between brewers and bakers for...
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Between UHDTVs, smartphones, tablets and a plethora of other screens/devices/services through which to consume media, the race to deliver content has become an uphill battle. Consumers increasingly demand a wider variety of content in progressively diverse delivery mediums, putting growing pressure on content owners and broadcasters to re-version, repackage and repurpose media. However, through optimal implementation of open technologies and IT best practice, broadcasters and content owners can...
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