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Jigsaw24 and root6 join forces

The UK’s two leading Media & Entertainment technology solution providers have today announced that they are joining forces. Jigsaw24 has acquired root6 to create the largest, most experienced and most awesome Audio and Video Technology services and solutions business in Europe. As the top two players in providing Media & Entertainment IT solutions over the [...]

By | 2017-02-15T10:37:35+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Release, root6|0 Comments

Tech Breakfast – “HDR”

Wednesday 23rd November, 8:30 for 9am Soho Screening Rooms, Berwick St "Have you shot footage on a contemporary Canon or Sony camera using anything other than a 2.2 or 2.4 gamma? If so then you are already dabbling in high-dynamic range and the exciting world it promises. As UHD/4k resolution, Rec.2020 colour space and higher [...]

By | 2016-11-14T13:17:26+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

University Challenge

Originally published in Broadcast Film & Video (Volume 20: Issue 10) A leading supplier of technology and services to the broadcast and postproduction community, root6 has also enjoyed considerable success in the academic sector. Co-founder and Sales Director Rupert Watson goes under the BFV spotlight to highlight how the sector is responding to current challenges. [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:34+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Case Study, News|Tags: |0 Comments

KitPlus Show at MediaCityUK, 2016

Come and meet us at the annual KitPlus event in MediaCityUK on November 8th. We’ll have a range of technologies on show designed to streamline operations from ingest to delivery along with HDR & UHD/4K monitoring, we’ll be on hand to discuss how we can help with systems integration, technical support and training. The latest iteration of [...]

By | 2016-11-08T07:18:25+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |0 Comments

A Race Around Scotland

root6 were proud to have sponsored George Eyles and Peter Thompson (both from Deluxe) on their recent "Race Around Scotland" - an epic bike ride they endured in September, to support Spinal Research and Alexander Devine Children's hospice. The challenge involved cycling over 500 miles non stop, with the equivalent of riding up Everest and then [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:34+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

EVENT – How Colour Science in Mastering Impacts Distribution

Thursday 21st July, 11:00-13:00 Dolby, Soho Square Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience real world workflows demonstrated on the new R&S CLIPSTER Gen6, attached to Dolby's HDR Eclipse projector (the only one in Europe) - especially if you are involved in mastering HDR or content for Netflix, Amazon or other streaming services. Stephen Birdsong, [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:37+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Now Available: MediaCentral – Adobe Premiere Pro Connector

Through the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Avid is enabling Adobe Premiere Pro to connect into Avid’s production environment. By using Premiere Pro’s Extension Panel in conjunction with Avid MediaCentral  | UX , Adobe Premiere Pro users can now collaborate with Avid users on an unprecedented level. Customers can mix and match tools to fit their workflow [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:37+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Categories: Products|Tags: , |0 Comments

Platform 1 – Scotland 2016: Seminar Recordings

root6 SI - Phil Crawley root6's Head of Systems Integration explores 4K, UHD, HDR and colourimetry ROOT6 Technology - Bill Baker Bill Baker demonstrates ContenAgent's automated ingest tools and workflows Avid Technology - John-Philippe Aguer A look at the announcements made by Avid at NAB 2016 Emotion Systems - Raphael Samad An overview of Emotion [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:37+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tech Breakfast – “Video Over IP”

Wednesday 29th June, 8:30 for 9am Soho Screening Rooms, Berwick St Oliver Gappa,R&S, explores the evolution of Video-Over-IP, examines the options available now and highlights some of the pitfalls. Streaming video using Internet Protocols has been around years, it’s only been in the past decade that relevant technology advances have made it feasible to use [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:38+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

root6 to be world’s first Avid Learning Partner to offer NEXIS courses

We're delighted to announce that we will soon be the world's first Avid Learning Partner to provide Avid certified training for NEXIS. Personnel who will be responsible for planning, installing, supporting and administrating Avid’s new NEXIS shared storage system will be able to obtain industry recognition of their skills by taking Avid Certified training from [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:38+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: News, root6, Training|Tags: , |0 Comments

Avid Offers

Avid have successfully launched their next generation storage, NEXIS, which has been very well received.  However, for customers who are interested in adding to an existing ISIS storage estate and who don't want to go to NEXIS just yet there are some very good special offers, available while ISIS stocks last. Have a look at [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:38+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Products, Promotion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Platform1 Scotland 2016

Glasgow – 25th May 2016 – Blythswood Square Hotel, Monte Carlo Suite, Blythswood Street Doors open 12.30pm. Presentations start at 1pm. Please join us for Platform1, our popular annual one-day event addressing topical industry issues, and how some of the hottest new technologies from NAB can help save time and money. As well as informative [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:39+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Soliton sign root6 as first UK reseller

Soliton Systems has appointed root6 as a reseller for its smart-telecaster Zao, a mobile HEVC transmitter for streaming live broadcasts direct from cameras over multiple traditional mobile 3G or 4G networks. Ideal for news and sports environments, Zao was the first global mobile H.265 hardware-based transmitter that can be mounted on the camera, or reside [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:39+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , |0 Comments

root6 at NAB

With NAB 2016 only days away, many of you are probably packing your suitcases and digging out your comfiest shoes in preparation for the annual trek through the labyrinth of booths and stands. Rupert, Petra, Dil and David will all be there to help you find the "must-see" technology, meet up for a chat and [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:41+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, NAB, News|0 Comments

Tech Breakfast – “Encryption”

23rd March, 8:30 for 9am, Soho Screening rooms, London Starting with the fundamentals of cryptography (difference between symmetric & public-key etc), resident SI "Guru", Phil Crawley will guide us from the encryption techniques used in the Enigma machine (with a genuine, working example) through to HDCP and the other forms of content protection used in our [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:41+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Rohde & Schwarz at BVE

Rohde & Schwarz will be next to root6 at BVE, on stand J16.  Drop by to view their end to end 4K Broadcast solutions and see a preview of the Venice 4K, which is the future of Broadcast ingest and playout, along with the Clipster, which offers mastering excellence and is the cornerstone of the DI workflow globally. [...]

By | 2016-02-15T20:14:57+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Categories: BVE, Events, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Meet us at BVE: Stand J15

23rd-25th February 2016 There’s something for engineers and creatives alike on the stand, where we’ll be presenting a range of technologies addressing evolving industry trends that will become mainstream issues in the year ahead. High Dynamic Range, driven by the formidable weight of Netflix, Amazon and YouTube will be featured in an Avid HDR workflow [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:42+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Categories: BVE, Events, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Avid Support Offer

From the 25th November for one month, you can reinstate Avid Standard Media Composer support through root6 for the reduced price of £320 ex vat. Stay current with the latest software and gain access to Avid support experts. Customers whose Media Composer Software license is not covered by an active Avid Support plan can upgrade [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:43+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Categories: Products, Promotion, Support|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tech Breakfast: “MXF for Engineers”

Wed 9th December, 8:30 for 9am, Soho Screening Rooms With the MXF standard now 11 years old, this complex and hugely powerful file format still continues to confuse and cause problems for even the most competent of engineers. However, MXF has a lot to offer, and if leveraged in the right way can become a [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:44+00:00 October 30th, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: |0 Comments

Understanding & Implementing IMF

Are you ready for IMF? The Interoperable Master Format, is an emerging SMPTE specification governing file formats and metadata for digital media archiving and B2B exchange. Initially pioneered jointly by studios and streaming retailers, IMF is designed to simplify the creation of downstream distribution packages by the standard interchange of interoperable master files and [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:44+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |0 Comments

root6 launches innovative post-production software in UK

We're excited to announce that root6 has been appointed appointed by New Zealand based Kiwa Digital to launch its recently released VoiceQ 2.0 voice synchronization software in the UK and Ireland. VoiceQ 2.0 is a streamlined postproduction cueing application designed to save time and improve accuracy with synchronized dialogue in films, television programs and games. Through [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:44+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: |0 Comments

First public UK demos for Avid ISIS|1000

Please join us for the first UK demonstrations in London and Glasgow of the new Avid ISIS|1000 entry-level shared storage system designed for use with Media Composer and Pro Tools, Adobe Premier and FCP X. Extremely cost effective, ISIS|1000 is designed to introduce the productivity benefits of shared storage to production companies, post facilities and [...]

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

Platform1 2015 Seminar Recordings

Thanks to everyone who attended Platform1 this year! It was a great turn out and the Seminars were really well received. Introduction & "Efficient File-Based Delivery" From the AS-11 UK DPP standard with file-based QC, through DCP creation and the new IMF, we examine the most efficient way to create file-based deliverables. "Working Remotely, for [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:48+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Categories: Events, News, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

ISIS & Interplay training courses in central London

We are delighted to announce that root6 has been awarded Avid Learning Partner (ALP) status and will soon start running training courses for ISIS and Interplay in a new facility at our Berwick Street offices. The ALP Professional level status will enable root6 to run courses varying in length from 1-3 days for editors, engineers, [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:48+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Categories: News, root6, Training|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tech Breakfast: “Colourimetry, Calibration & Monitoring”

Wed 15th July, 8:30 for 9am, Soho Screening Rooms This month, our Broadcast Engineering guru, Phil Crawley, shares some of the knowledge he’s gained from calibrating monitors over the last 25 years, explores some of the latest tools and demonstrates Boland’s OLED grading monitor. As always the breakfast is free to attend but spaces are limited, [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:48+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Concerns Facing Post

Graham, Rupert and David share their thoughts on some of the challenges facing the industry. Graham: "It’s not an easy business and some struggle to remain profitable. Major challenges are the constantly changing formats, together with the adoption of file-based working and automation. Many companies see throwing people at the problem as the only viable [...]

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

root6 appointed UK reseller for Boland Communications

Leading LCD and OLED monitor manufacturer Boland Communications based in California has appointed London, Soho-based root6 as its UK reseller. “Soho represents the centre of post production excellence in Europe,” maintains Boland Communication’s international sales manager Gary Litwin. “So when we were approached by root6 at NAB we listened. They have considerable experience in colourimetry [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:49+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Categories: News, Press Release, Products|Tags: , |0 Comments

PixStor installed at BBC S&PP

Pixit Media solution from root6 meets storage and network challenges for BBC Studios and Post Production Scale-out storage architecture specialists Pixit Media announced that BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP) has installed PixStor as part of a storage upgrade for its Digital Media Services division. The new PixStor offers BBC S&PP Digital Media Services [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:49+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , |0 Comments

Platform1 2015 – Wed 10th June

Platform1 2015 – Wednesday June 10th  The White Space, Great Newport St (near Leicester Square), WC2H 7HY 09.30 – 15.45 Once again we’re reprising Platform1, our popular annual one-day event addressing topical industry issues and how some of the hottest new technologies from NAB can help save time and money. They’ll be plenty of [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:50+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |0 Comments

New Tools for ContentAgent Unveiled at NAB

ContentAgent, the file-based workflow management and automation platform from ROOT6 Technology, will be demonstrated at NAB with its latest software, providing valuable new tools to further streamline file-based operations. New and enhanced features seen for the first time will include support for a wide range of new formats, including 4K XAVC, JPEG2000, AS-02 and more, [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:51+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: Events, News, Products|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Backup versus archive

Knowing the difference and understanding what to do about it Although the transition from analogue to digital has been going on for nearly twenty five years, many users are still unclear as to what the difference is between the concept of a backup and an archive. In a nutshell, a backup relates to current information in use that is [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:51+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Categories: Opinion, Support, tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Storage Explained

Local Storage/Direct Attached Storage Typically this is defined as storage with no ability to provide any real-time sharing capability. Most common is the FireWire,  USB 3.0 or ThunderBolt drive, used for moving media from a shoot for example, but local storage is also used when bandwidth demands become too costly an option for shared online storage. Shared storage can be [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:51+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Visit root6 at BVE and Experience Smarter Working for Increased Productivity

BVE February 24-6 Stand J16 ‘Work Smarter’ is the theme of the root6 exhibit, where the integration of up-to-the-minute creative technologies from leading vendors will be deployed to illustrate substantially streamlined post production. A number of important new technologies will get their UK debut on the stand, which will highlight the hottest industry topics from 4K [...]

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very merry, relaxing Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous new year! The root6 office will be closed from midday on Tuesday 24th December and will reopen on Monday, 5th January 2015. However, there will be a skeleton crew available, monitoring both sales@root6.com and support@root6.com and the out-of-hours support pager service can be reached on [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:54+00:00 December 19th, 2014|Categories: News|0 Comments