NASA expands Dalet installation to automate capture, archival of space station camera and live event footage
NEW YORK, 24 Feb. 2016. NASA scientists at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston sought modern media software technologies to automate the capture and archival of 10 SD/HD space station cameras – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year – and facilitate the production and broadcast of NASA TV programs and live broadcasts of events held at the JSC to NASA TV, recording material direct to the archive. They found their solution at Dalet Digital Media Systems in New York, adopting Dalet Xtend for Adobe Premiere Pro and Dalet Brio.
NASA has expanded its Dalet installation with the IT-based Dalet Brio video server platform and Dalet Xtend, providing seamless integration with Adobe Premiere Pro non-linear editors (NLEs). These new tools integrate with the existing Dalet installation, implemented in 2013.
“There is a tremendous amount of footage recorded from the space station and JSC cameras into the NASA media database,” says 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.
“The expansion of the Dalet installation adds another layer of efficiency,” Decaix adds. “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 program distribution with full metadata tracking from ingest to playout. The design maintains the integrity and security of the content.”
Dalet search and retrieval tools let authorized staff access media archives and browse content while the Dalet Xtend for Adobe Premiere Proconnects editors directly to the central database for efficient show creation and metadata continuity. Finished packages are put into the Dalet rundown management module and distributed via Dalet Brio to the NASA TV channel, which broadcasts every weekday from the NASA Johnson Space Center control studio located in Houston, Texas.
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