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Post-NAB open house

If you didn’t make it to NAB, don’t worry. We’re bringing the best of this year’s show to Soho, with seminars on this year’s hot topics, breakdowns of the new releases and an open house session where you can put your questions to the team. We’ll have the team on hand and the beer fridge [...]

By | 2017-05-24T13:12:40+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Events, NAB|0 Comments

Tech breakfast – High dynamic range (HDR) for television

Wednesday 24th May 2017 - 8am until 8.45am A new location - Jigsaw24, 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY Join root6 & Jigsaw24 for one of our legendary tech breakfasts and we’ll cover the reasons for gamma in TV and the differences between Slog, Clog, HLG (hybrid log gamma), DolbyPQ and ACES” Registation: Here

By | 2017-05-08T11:49:20+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Mix with the Pros 3D

Halo Post’s Richard Addis is back at Golden Square to tell you everything you need to know about 3D immersive sound. As well as getting practical advice straight from the pros themselves, we’ll be throwing open the doors to our demo room so you can take a look at our Dolby Atmos-enabled Avid S6 suite [...]

By | 2017-05-08T11:40:59+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

DaVinci Resolve Social

It's time for our next DaVinci Resolve Social. As well as your chance to meet up, network and discuss workflow and experiences of using the software with our experts as well as your peers, this time we’ll also have the brand new DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini control surfaces for you to try out. And [...]

By | 2017-04-13T12:57:51+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Is now the time to move your machine room out of your facility?

Heading to here? We’ve done it. Let root6 help you to remote your machine room Is now the time to move your machine room out of your facility? While the New Year ushers in an era of largely unforeseen political uncertainty, in our industry, change is, as always, inevitable. The consumption of legacy linear broadcast [...]

R&S VENICE 4K – put through its sporting paces

R&S have added the next generation of VENICE to their lineup of broadcast hardware, the VENICE 4K offers Native 4K UHD-1 single file recording using the well-established Venice interface, providing a 4K UHD-1 Ingest and playout platform. The Multi-codec offering allows flexible workflows to be retained from the HD workflows when moved into the UHD [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:35+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Rohde & Schwarz IBC Wall of Workflow

Rohde & Schwarz had a strong presence at this year’s IBC focusing on what they are well known for, ingest, mastering to encoding and monitoring to broadcast and test and measurement equipment for high-definition formats such as 4K. You couldn’t escape IBC without crossing any of these acronyms covering industry formats and technologies, IMF (Interoperable [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:35+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Events, IBC, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Imagen version 4 sets a new standard for video management platforms

The Imagen team have been busy as normal and are happy to announce Imagen 4, the latest version of its Enterprise Video Platform. We've been working with them on a few projects and seen the developments branch out of customers challenges which is always great to see. A company in-touch with its users rather then [...]

NLTek’s Nearchive is well on the Avid Platform now

NL Technology's Nearline/Archive Solution has just recently been Avid Certified along with adding some powerful new features which include total MediaCentral | UX integration, support for iNews workflows, and local database enhancement for easy search and restore of assets and media. Simple right-click within MediaCentral | UX allows archives & restores. Nearchive for Interplay Cost Effective and [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:39+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: NAB, News, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

ObjectMatrix adds a view into your MatrixStore with Vision

ObjectMatrix has officially released Vision; a browser-based tool enabling you to search and share content stored within the MatrixStore. Vision is a cross platform tool which now allows you to easily and quickly search, view and share your media assets along with additional asset management functionality such as upload or download of assets. Tightly integrated with MatrixStore which allows [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:39+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: NAB, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Avid Announce ContentAgent as a certified Alliance Connectivity Partner product

ROOT6 Technology are proud to announce that Avid have certified ContentAgent as part of its Alliance Partnership program. Being a certified product gives customers the reassurance that Avid and ROOT6 Technology have tested interoperability between ContentAgent and the Avid Media Central platform. ContentAgent v3.5 provides the automated ingest of camera cards and file based media [...]

A Premiere addition to the Avid MediaCentral Platform

From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, Adobe's Premiere has been making its mark within the post production community. I'm told 51 films debuting at the recent 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as its primary editing software. Adobe revamped Premiere Pro CC from the ground up and since then it's been developing at [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:40+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Categories: NAB, News, Press Release, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ultra High Definition with High Dynamic Range (UHD + HDR)

Ultra high definition (UHD) is poised to be the next big industry change as we move away from our existing high definition (HD) broadcast chain. From the outset it was easy to see UHD has more longevity than stereoscopic (3D) ever did. That said, it's going to take sometime and is more complex than any of the past picture [...]

Soliton – Zao provides instant H265 live streaming service over the mobile phone network

Live streaming direct from a camera on location is nothing new. From sports to news and elections, viewers enjoy seeing live action as it unfolds. However, the way HD high quality content is delivered from the camera is coming of age. The Zao product is two things. With an HDMI or SDi input direct from [...]

By | 2017-04-03T13:58:06+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Categories: BVE, Press Release, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Automate-IT saves time and effort on trailer and promo versioning

We’ve recently come across an interesting piece of software for automating overlaid graphics on video.  Automate-IT enables the creation of graphics templates using After Effects then allows the templates to be populated with different text and images. Essentially this keeps the look and feel in the hands of the creatives but enables others to populate the [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:44+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

AVID ISIS|1000 – First impressions

At root6 we were recently privileged to be the first UK reseller to get our hands on the much heralded ISIS|1000 and held a couple of open days in London and Glasgow in July to introduce the technology to potential customers. Presenting the substantial workflow improvements that shared storage delivers, ISIS|1000 has a lot to [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:45+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Products|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Clipster adds Civolution Forensic Watermarking

The latest Clipster version (5.10) features integration with Civolution's NexGuard forensic watermarking within the Clipster finalising tool. A forensic watermark is an image filter embedded into a video content. It provides a unique, imperceptible and non-removable identifier to help copyright holders detect illegal use and identify piracy sources.     Civolution's NexGuard provides forensic protection [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:48+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Categories: News, Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

VENICE CASE STUDY

In 2013, the premier motor racing brand with a global TV audience of more than 400 million viewers looked to introduce file-based efficiencies into its workflow, eliminating some of the manual procedures to streamline its output. Importantly, they were seeking a solution that would fit in with the existing SDI infrastructure. During the 2013 season [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:49+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Categories: Case Study, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Introducing Media Composer | First

Start off right using many of the same tools used by top filmmakers, directors, and editor absolutely free with Media Composer | First.  Get everything you need to create your best stories, from first frame to final delivery. Cut together clips with speed and ease. Add impact with stunning visual effects, transitions, and graphics. And [...]

By | 2015-04-14T10:00:54+00:00 April 12th, 2015|Categories: NAB, Products|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Avid introduces ISIS | 1000  

Avid® today introduced the Avid ISIS® | 1000  shared storage system, providing independent video and audio professionals and facilities the same level of real-time collaboration proven for over a decade on the most demanding productions in the industry. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, ISIS | 1000 integrates seamlessly with Avid Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, and third-party tools including Adobe® [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:50+00:00 April 11th, 2015|Categories: NAB, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Nearchive – straightforward, effective archiving for Avid Interplay

Avid Interplay forms the core of many Post Production & Broadcast Facilities production workflows.  One challenge is the media cycle within the Interplay environment, using the ISIS storage to keep content online isn’t always the best option. Projects could have multiple resolutions. Would keeping the high resolution (DNxHD 185 for example) on the ISIS be [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:51+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

R&S – DVS Venice, direct ingest into Avid Interplay & ISIS then playout

Venice has the ability to take base-band video being fed into the Venice channels, create ‘Avid media’, write this directly to the ISIS storage and check the clip onto Interplay from where the Interplay uses can start using the ingesting clip all within 80 frames. Using the clips they can edit as normal, then export [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:59+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Categories: Opinion, Products, root6|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

R&S – DVS Venice joins the DPP AS-11 journey

Venice now has the added functionality of allowing DPP AS-11 workflows to take place-using Venice. Play-out of DPP AS-11 packages – Once the DPP AS-11 package has been created you can use one of the Venice channels in play-out mode to open and load the package, once loaded you will see all the elements, non [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:59+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Categories: Products, root6|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Media | Director, the orchestrating has begun!

Avid announced Media | Director at NAB earlier this year, Media | Director is a media ingest module for the Media Suite which speeds up file-based workflows within the Interplay Production environment to help orchestrate the process of ingesting media into production and nearline storage, enabling you to start editing immediately and accelerate project turnaround. [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:00+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Categories: Opinion, Products, root6|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Anywhere version 2 released & running at root6

Adobe Anywhere was released back in the last part of 2012 allowing editors to work collaboratively and access shared media across standard networks virtually anywhere they have internet connectivity.  Since the launch the Anywhere team have been working hard and listening to the community to add features and functionality to Anywhere, last week saw the [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:00+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Categories: Products, root6|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

R&S Clipster takes IMF to the next level

Rohde & Schwarz DVS have really embraced IMF and created a great set of tools within the latest release of Clipster. IMF (Interoperable Master Format) is a framework of assets which make up a program master, within the framework you can store elements which together with master can create the different versions of the program [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:11+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Categories: NAB, Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ever wondered what happens when you press the power button on a Mac?

A great document has been produced by Apple expelling what goes on within the entire software stack, it covers items like: App Nap, this puts applications that you’re not using into a special low-power state. Sandboxes, ensuring that processes are only allowed to perform a specific set of expected operations. AirPlay letting you stream music [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:22+00:00 June 14th, 2013|Categories: Opinion, tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

LTFS – what’s not to like?

LTFS (Linear Tape File System) was introduced just over two years ago and, during that time, has provoked considerable discussion within our industry. I guess the first question to ask is what was the idea behind it? I don’t think it’s fair to say its introduction was to replace .TAR and .PAX file formats which [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:30+00:00 January 7th, 2013|Categories: Opinion, Products|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fusion Returns in Spades!

Having first been exposed to Eyeon Fusion in the early 2000s it’s great to see it back and even better than ever before. Back then it was revolutionary, as the tool set Fusion provided was second to none, and I saw some great pieces of work created to enhance productions. Fusion is a true node-based [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:30+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Categories: Opinion, Products|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Edit anywhere – without the firewire drives…

With another IBC under the belt it was clear which direction the big names in non-linear editing are heading – towards the clouds! I’d heard a lot about Adobe Anywhere over the last 12 months or so, and have been fortunate to have seen some of it, too, but at IBC it was the first [...]

A successful Olympics with an innovative and cost-effective workflow

I think it’s safe to say that this Olympics has been a success; London 2012 really did deliver. On top of Team GB’s great performance, the BBC also really delivered the content to those not fortunate enough to get tickets. The BBC had the power to draw the nation together and kicked off with the [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:35+00:00 September 5th, 2012|Categories: News, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Archive and Backup, the differences between them.

With the increased popularity and wider usage of file-based cameras within the broadcast Industry, new responsibilities have emerged for this valuable media content. Gone are the days of being able to resort to a Digibeta tape on a shelf if the media was unfortunately lost or deleted. […]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:35+00:00 August 13th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

What’s all this talk about the second screen?

I think it’s safe to say the profile of the second screen is steadily rising, noticeably from the beginning of the year, to the point that it’s now a significant subject in the broadcast industry. Admittedly there seems to be more questions than answers at the moment, but it’s a hot topic no less. [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:39+00:00 July 8th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments