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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MXF for Engineers – A Tech Breakfast Round-Up

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking to a collection of engineers from some of the leading facilities in London on the topic of MXF and some of the technical concepts behind the file format. We billed the event as being “focussed for solutions architects and engineers” and we aimed to demystify some of [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:43+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Categories: Events|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

Colourimetry and Boland broadcast monitors

This morning I did a presentation for the root6 Tech Breakfast series entitled “Colourimetry, Calibration and Monitoring” - You can grab my notes here This is all to promote the new US manufacturer we've taken on; for my money their BVB25-OL ED monitor is the best TV display for under £10k.

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:47+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Events, Products|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

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

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

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