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Established for more than sixteen years, Soho-based root6 is the most experienced and committed supplier of technology to the UK broadcast, film, post-production and new media communities and is characterised by a high level of technical competence.
Complementing equipment supply, root6 also provides systems integration services, technical support and training.

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An excellent little monitor

It seems to be a thing for small on-set/camera monitors that they should have a hi-bright mode when being used in non-edit environments. The Boland BVB7a is an excellent little monitor and can be powered from the camera’s 12v battery feed as well as coming with a DC PSU. It can take SDi (single or dual-link) as well as HDMI and composite (Yes!). I shot a little video of me profiling its colour capabilities. […]

Phil Crawley to speak at 2016 HPA Tech Retreat

root6's Chief Engineer Phil Crawley has been invited to speak at the Hollywood Professional Association's (HPA) 2016 Tech Retreat to be held at Oxfordshire's Heythrop Park Resort in July. The HPA Tech Retreat, sponsored by [...]

NEXIS the next gen storage from Avid

At NAB this year Avid announced a new software defined virtual storage product family, Avid NEXIS. Although billed as new, Avid invented storage virtualisation back in 1999 with their Avid Unity storage product.  Unity became [...]

BM UHD/4k converters – some gotchas

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/miniconverters/techspecs/W-CONM-17 I've used a few of these guys recently - Blackmagic's quad HD/SDi input to HDMI 2.0 output for taking the UHD / 4k (either tile or 2SI standard) and making something that will display [...]

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