The core processes of media management, content creation and playout are the domain of the dira! solution suite. Originally derived from “digital radio,” dira! today means much more than radio solutions. It represents a direct, intelligent, reliable and adaptable suite of television, radio, newsroom and new media production and playout applications supporting the core workflows that any broadcaster needs, covered by a proven digital system.
dira! Solution Suite
The dira! solution suite encompasses the entire production workflow required for media management in radio journalism: from broadcast production and the exchange of material and programs, through broadcast scheduling, to actual onair playout, post production and archiving.
Optimized for self-operation workflows, the modern playout and automation software dira! Onair Player offers a built-in crossfade editor, voice-track editor and jingle management tools. An integrated content browser features such as timescaling and loops on the fly and much more—all with a network-independent emergency operation.
dira! Cartplayer is an application for managing jingles (trailers, sweepers, beds, tracks, etc.) and playout of these audio items. It combines the simple operation of traditional jingle machines and the advantages of a software-based solution. dira! Cartplayer can be operated via GPIs (general purpose interfaces) from the mixing desk, via touch-screen, via mouse/keyboard or hardware controller.
At the heart of any system enabling media production is an application to manage, browse and access that content. In a dira! installation, this application is called dira! Highlander. This content management system enables editorial teams to create and modify media assets and metadata as well as to search for selected data.
The new dimension of dira! is our web-based multimedia content management system, dira! Medox. In addition to functions such as storing, editing and searching for media assets, the solution offers some new features like a new organization system which enables cross-media operations, as well as an innovative and intuitive contributor system.
dira! Scheduler is our a complete solution for planning central schedules that are open to be integrated with any third-party system.
The fully featured multitrack editor dira! Startrack supports editors with audio recording and live-editing.
Reporters can send any media content from the field into the newsroom with the upload app dira! Scotty.
Viura is our solution for intelligent camera control in radio studios for editors and presenters. The solution works manufacturer-independent from playout and editorial software on the basis of selected video hardware and our control software.
By microphone-level detection, fader starts or by key action, the software automatically switches to the corresponding configured camera in the studio. Packaging elements, such as lower thirds or broadcast logos, are generated automatically and can also be displayed automatically or by pressing a button. Additional overlays, images or video sequences can be imported from third-party software.