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Mix with the Pros live in Dolby Atmos

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, [...]

By | 2017-09-28T15:13:18+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

root6 at IBC 2017

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-14T09:44:27+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-08-23T09:21:35+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

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

Shape Avid’s future

 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 [...]

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

Pro Tools | MTRX – AVID Announce New Audio Interface

      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 [...]

IBC in the rear view mirror

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 [...]

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

Empress EMAM at IBC

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:36+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Events, IBC, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

AVID Pro Tools | S6 & IHSE Draco tera | S6

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:36+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Categories: Events, IBC, IBC2016, News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

On the approach to IBC 2016

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 [...]

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

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

LTO7 arrives with the SXL

Data tape backup used to be the preserve of IT and database admins, seeking to manage a so called ‘tier3’ backup and offsite repository for their material. In those days data tape systems were expensive, complicated, and generally uncommon outside of large corporates and government organisations. Fast forward to the modern world of file based [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:37+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products, root6|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 | 2017-05-31T08:46:29+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: News, root6, Training|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 SMPTE, is an informal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:38+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, News|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

So what should you do about Quicktime on windows?

Earlier this week a story broke from Trend Micro  (echoed by America’s department of homeland security) about a current security risk in Quicktime,  advising that due to compromises, users uninstall the product from their machines as soon as possible. A lot of doubt and uncertainty has been sown around this announcement, lets take a look [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:39+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Categories: News, root6, Support, tips|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

On the eve of NAB 2016

Despite the fact that our industry trade shows are big business brands in their own right, they are also annual technological milestones that herald shifts in trends and approaches in our industry. These gatherings are good indicators of technology trends that are potentially in decline (tape decks anyone?) and equally are stages where the excitement [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:40+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, NAB, NAB2016, News, Opinion, root6|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