AS-11 certified DPP

ContentAgent Gains AMWA Certification

ContentAgent, the workflow management and automation tool from ROOT6 Technology, has successfully met the criteria set out as part of the DPP’s Compliance Programme, and has achieved AMWA certification.

One of the first products to receive authentication, ContentAgent is already widely used to automate the creation, QC and delivery of AS-11 UK DPP files. At IBC, some important new enhancements to the workflow were demonstrated, including Metadata Update and Insert Edit - which enables users to make last minute changes without the time-consuming need to re-transcode or re-wrap the entire file. ContentAgent users can also benefit from the system’s integration with third party automated file-based QC, and visual QC via SDI/HDMI... Read more.


Tech Breakfast - "Pixit Media PixStor & FlavourSys Strawberry"

8:30 for 9am, Wed 26th Nov, Soho Screening Rooms

This month's breakfast meeting for broadcast/post engineers takes a look two of the hottest products of the moment, Pixmedia's PixStor and FlavourSys' Strawberry. PixStor is a unified SAN and NAS solution that can guarantee performance to any number of file-sharing or streaming clients from within a single storage namespace, and does so without the use of expensive proprietary hardware, whilst Strawberry manages user and team access to projects, helps editors and producers to find their assets, and reduces duplication on the storage. All of this across any creative application, from Media Composer, to Premiere and FCP, to Davinci, ProTools, Smoke, and more.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30am for a 9am start - REGISTER HERE

Film Lab YORK Uni

Unified Storage and Network Components Deliver Peak Performance for New TV Lab at York University

Recently, root6 met the challenge posed by a particularly demanding application for the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at The University of York with the deployment of PixStor from Pixit Media.

BSc courses in film and television production and a new course for this academic year in interactive media required the facility to be re-equipped with a new storage area network. The new network had to be capable of supporting the extreme peaks of use involved when all  48 students in the FCP and Adobe-equipped lab are required to access the same clip simultaneously, and also cater for the high bandwidth required for uncompressed grading and finishing... Read more.

root6 Appointed Reseller for Barnfind Technologies

root6 Appointed Reseller for Barnfind Technologies

root6 has added Barnfind to its portfolio of products designed to provide more productive operation in file-based creative enterprises. A Norwegian company, Barnfind Technologies AS has developed BarnOne, a signal-neutral platform that offers many functions and supports numerous different signal formats in one frame. This unique approach saves customers valuable rack space, power consumption and money.

The flexible design enables a dramatic number of functions to be supported in the same chassis including signal processing, distribution, routing, protection, redundancy, add/drop, pass, IP to ASI and ASI to IP conversion, embedding, scaling, service adaptation and optical multiplexing... Read more.

Avid Media Composer

Avid Media Composer 8.2 released

Avid is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of Media Composer® | Software. This latest update – available October 20th - adds exciting new features that creative professionals can use to accelerate their everyday workflows while taking advantage of powerful new tools... Read more.