Grupo Multimedios transitions to tapeless news workflow

Media conglomerate Grupo Multimedios has chosen Dalet NewsPro for Omneon to digitize its Multimedios Laguna facilities in Torreon, Mexico.

The Dalet turnkey package will provide Grupo Multimedios journalists and producers with an end-to-end tapeless production and playout platform. The system will help the media organization begin a full newsroom integration with its newspaper, TV and radio organizations, said Sergio Riojas, CTO at Grupo Multimedios.

The Dalet NewsPro for Omneon will ensure that Grupo Multimedios can directly transfer field material captured using Panasonic P2 and DVCPRO 25 electronic newsgathering equipment (ENG) over an Ethernet switched network to a NetApp 270 NAS device used for central production storage.

All material is systematically referenced and tracked by the Dalet media asset management (MAM) database, which will allow journalists and editors to easily browse available media and make shot selections. Selections can be further edited using Dalet NewsPro editing tools or forwarded to Apple Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing (NLE) suites. The integrated Dalet workflow and notification engine facilitates the review and approval cycle and ensures the seamless migration of stories to an Omneon MediaDeck for playout.

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