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Dalet’s MAM systems, the smoother the transitions have gone. But the goal of creating a remote workflow is not just to set up each individual with a home workstation, it’s about creating easy collaboration. Dalet’s Remote Editing framework, launched at the end of 2019, allows editors to work more easily with proxy files downloaded from the cloud on to their own local machines. Caching the proxy files on their own machines, means editing can continue even if there is an interruption in connection, with the final high resolution rendering happening back up on the cloud. But not all of the companies needing to make a fast transition during this year ’s emergency, are working on the latest version of Dalet Galaxy, which this kind of proxy work requires. So Dalet has released an entirely cloud-hosted version called Dalet Galaxy xCloud, a dedicated Dalet Galaxy system, managed as a full SaaS service. Galaxy xCloud allows for fast

scaling of remote users without having to already have an on-premises Galaxy infrastructure in place. xCloud can be deployed as a complete cloud solution or as a hybrid one with some on-premises components. Dalet Galaxy xCloud has already been preconfigured with remote- editing workflows in mind and is built to integrate with an organisation’s existing production tools or any PAM (Production Asset Management) system. And since it is entirely cloud-based, xCloud always features the latest upgrades to the platform. “We can scale it out to the needs of the customer,” says Cospen. “We have customers now who are interested in starting with maybe ten or 20 users. If it works well for them, then they will scale it out to hundreds of users.” Dalet Galaxy xCloud is accessed through Dalet OneCut or through the Dalet Xtend panel for Adobe Premiere Pro. The platform

also features the ability to edit growing files, which allows teams to work on footage even as it’s being ingested. In the case of a live feed, for example, editors can cut a press conference or news event while it is in progress and still being recorded. “I think this emergency situation is solidifying two trends,” explains Cospen. ”The first is the ubiquitous use of cloud. Having cloud strategy as part of your mix is a huge enabler in flexibility and I don’t see that going away. People who were hesitant about cloud are having to take that leap and are seeing it makes sense. “The second trend is the requirement for mobility and work-from-anywhere. That was already happening, but it‘s here for good. People are no longer going to have their journalists go out in the

field and then come back to base to cut their stories. That’s never coming back.”

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