EDID will get you every time…

By | 2018-02-20T13:28:06+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Broadcast Engineering|Tags: , , |

I was helping to configure a new board room. This one is a tiny bit different by having two nice big TVs mounted on the walls and the cable run to each is at least 30m. So – HDMI does not reliably go that far over copper cable (I know – somebody always has an [...]

Mix with the Pros live in Dolby Atmos

By | 2017-09-28T15:13:18+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

Our sister company, Jigsaw24, are hosting another of their Mix with the Pros audio events at 8 Golden Square, Soho, on 26th October. This time, you'll be able to find out how to elevate your audio workflow with Dolby Atmos. A mystery guest will be taking you through a live demo of their Atmos workflow, [...]

root6 at IBC 2017

By | 2017-09-14T09:44:27+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

We’re at Europe’s leading media and entertainment show in Amsterdam right now, getting hands on with the latest releases, meeting our key vendors and finding out what the upcoming year holds for the industry. For all the latest updates on industry news and product releases, head over to our live IBC blog where we’ll be [...]

Drop in to our next Tech Breakfast, an introduction to encryption in September

By | 2017-08-23T09:21:35+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

Our series of Tech Breakfasts continues in September with an Introduction to Encryption. When: 12th September 2017, 9am-9:45am Where: 8 Golden Square, Soho WF1 9HY Following the success of our events over the summer, our next Tech Breakfast will focus on an introduction to encryption and how important it is to today’s post and production [...]

Tech breakfast – A brief history of time (protocols)

By | 2017-06-22T08:56:31+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events|

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 8am until 8.45am Location - Jigsaw24, 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY Phil and Matt will be looking at Precision Time Protocol, how it differs from NTP and its place enabling modern IP-based media transports such as SMPTE 2022 and AES 67. Registation: Here

Post-NAB open house

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

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 [...]

Tech breakfast – High dynamic range (HDR) for television

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

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

Mix with the Pros 3D

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

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 [...]

DaVinci Resolve Social

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

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 [...]

Calibrating monitors for HLG-1.2 High Dynamic Range working

By | 2017-04-13T08:29:42+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, tips|Tags: , , |

We’ve now done a couple of Sony BVM-X300 (4k/HDR OLED panel) monitors for HDR-TV deliverables to the BBC. The Beeb are behind the Hybrid Log Gamma standard, currently at 1.2 for broadcast. It’s benefits over Dolby’s 10-bit version of their Vision HDR system (also called DolbyPQ) are many and rather splendidly the DVB as well [...]

Jigsaw24 and root6 join forces

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

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 [...]

Avid release Nexis 7.1.1 software update

By | 2017-02-13T12:45:54+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Categories: Avid, News, NEXIS, Products, Support, tips|

Avid have, tonight, released a version of software for the Nexis storage systems that addresses the issue that causes Nexis systems to lock up if you attach a 100Mbps client to them. Here is the 'what's new' part of the release notes; "The Avid NEXIS 7.1.1 patch release includes an important fix for Avid NEXIS [...]

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

By | 2017-01-12T10:24:28+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Shape Avid’s future

By | 2017-02-13T12:46:54+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Categories: News, Opinion|

 When Avid set up the ACA (Avid Customer Association) there were, it is fair to say, a few cynics who thought it was just another bit of marketing puffery. Who knows; I may even have been tempted to look at it that way, right at the start. However, once I was invited to be a [...]

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 4)

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:23+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is part 4 of a larger article intending to introduce the reader to Avid’s NEXIS shared storage system. Read part 3 here. In the earlier parts of this article I discussed some of the key aspects of NEXIS, discussed the NEXIS Pro in some detail and introduced the NEXIS Enterprise Engines. In this part [...]

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 3)

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:23+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is part 3 of a larger article intending to introduce the reader to Avid's NEXIS shared storage system. Read part 2 here. In the Parts 1 and 2 of this article I discussed some of the key aspects of NEXIS that differentiates  Avid | NEXIS from its predecessors. In this article I will discuss [...]

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 2)

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:24+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is part 2 of a larger article intending to introduce the reader to Avid's NEXIS shared storage system. Read part 1 here. So, where does NEXIS improve on Avid's previous generation storage systems? Avid|NEXIS takes several significant steps to improve on its previous stable mates. Here is an overview of what has been done [...]

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 1)

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:24+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , |

If you were Avid and were looking to develop a shared storage product to supersede its predecessors, what would you place on the list of "must have" features and design factors? After hearing some rumours, I was thinking about this late in 2015 and I tried to imagine what the likely product would feature. There [...]

Tech Breakfast – “HDR”

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

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 [...]

Blackmagic Design Van comes to Glasgow

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:34+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Blackmagic Design have loaded a customised van with all their latest equipment and are hitting the road to take it on a tour of the UK and Scotland. The van will be in Glasgow on Tuesday 8th November at: The Celtic Football Club from 10:00 - 12:00 Premier Inn, Pacific Quay from 13:00 - 17:30 Equipment [...]

University Challenge

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

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. [...]

KitPlus Show at MediaCityUK, 2016

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

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 [...]

A Race Around Scotland

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

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 [...]

Pro Tools | MTRX – AVID Announce New Audio Interface

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:35+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, News, Press Release, Products, root6|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

      Avid announce Pro Tools | MTRX a new audio interface for Pro Tools | HDX and HD Native systems completing the range of their existing HD IOs. Developed for Avid by Digital Audio Denmark, the Pro Tools | MTRX is a powerful multi-format I/O for Pro Tools with the same sonic qualities of DAD’s AX32 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

IBC in the rear view mirror

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:35+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Events, IBC, News, Opinion|Tags: |

IBC has lived up to its usual annual billing with lots of announcements, acquisitions and activities. We are going to try and grab a outline or collection of the things that we think you shouldn’t have missed from both the big and small players. Acquisition headlines:  Black Magic Design (BMD) announced that they had hoovered [...]

Rohde & Schwarz IBC Wall of Workflow

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

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 [...]

Ardis DDP at IBC

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:36+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Events, IBC, News|Tags: , , , |

The Ardis DDP stand seemed to have a constant stream of people at IBC this year. There also was a new tag line implemented “Here, There, Elsewhere”! So what did this mean? And where are Ardis going in the future. I had a conversation with Jan of Ardis to find out. The storage industry changes [...]

Empress EMAM at IBC

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:36+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Events, IBC, News|Tags: , |

Empress could be found on the DDN stand this year showing off their intuitive and easy to use eMAM Digital Asset Management system. Empress original started life as a supplier of blank media to the US production and post production market. They quickly recognised that digital media was taking over from tape and that this [...]

AVID Pro Tools | S6 & IHSE Draco tera | S6

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:36+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Categories: Events, IBC, IBC2016, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Avid and IHSE GmbH both showcased an Avid Pro Tools | S6 console integrated with a Draco tera compact | S6 KVM switch at IBC, this year. Undoubtedly my favourite pick of this year's exhibition, this impressive solution is a game changer for all the Pro Tools | S6 users allowing them to instantly access multiple Pro Tools workstations [...]

On the approach to IBC 2016

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:36+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Categories: Events, IBC, News|Tags: , , |

IBC is nearly upon us, and the industry is readying itself for the annual pilgrimage to Amsterdam. Manufacturers have traditionally used the annual NAB show in Vegas to launch new products and features, and the IBC show in Amsterdam to actually ship or deliver those features and products to market when possible. There are exceptions to [...]

Stuck pixels on LCD & OLED monitors

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:37+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, tips|Tags: , |

Because they’re semiconductors (and pretty tiny ones at that!) the pixels on modern HD monitors can become “stuck” such that you get a dot that is either black or white (in the case of all three sub-pixels; R, G, and B being stuck on or off) OR a primary (or secondary) colour where less than [...]

EVENT – How Colour Science in Mastering Impacts Distribution

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

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, [...]

Now Available: MediaCentral – Adobe Premiere Pro Connector

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

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 [...]