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An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 4)

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 [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:23+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 3)

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 [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:23+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 2)

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 [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:24+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 1)

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 [...]

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

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

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

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

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

An excellent little monitor

It seems to be a thing for small on-set/camera monitors that they should have a hi-bright mode when being used in non-edit environments. The Boland BVB7a is an excellent little monitor and can be powered from the camera's 12v battery feed as well as coming with a DC PSU. It can take SDi (single or [...]

By | 2016-06-08T17:54:13+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products|Tags: |0 Comments

NEXIS the next gen storage from Avid

At NAB this year Avid announced a new software defined virtual storage product family, Avid NEXIS. Although billed as new, Avid invented storage virtualisation back in 1999 with their Avid Unity storage product.  Unity became a name synonymous with shared workflows and realtime collaboration. With NEXIS Avid extend this functionality and capability in a more [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:25:08+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NAB2016, NEXIS, Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

BM UHD/4k converters – some gotchas

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/miniconverters/techspecs/W-CONM-17 I've used a few of these guys recently - Blackmagic's quad HD/SDi input to HDMI 2.0 output for taking the UHD / 4k (either tile or 2SI standard) and making something that will display on a 4k domestic TV. They seem to work quite well, but here are a few things that I had [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:39+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products, 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

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

Shooting and editing HDR via Avid using CLog gamma

We've got BVE2016 coming up and one of the things root6 will be showing is an HDR workflow via Media Composer using Canon monitors. HDR is still a bit of a crap-shoot as far as standardisation is concerned with the BBC/NHK system, Dolby Vision, Sony's SLog3 and Canon's camera-native CLog. The principle of using an [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:42+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products, tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Barnfind integration with third party control panels

Barnfind are one of the products I'm responsible for at Root6 and I love them for their forward looking attitude and the fact they embrace open standards; if you see an SFP hole or a BNC connector you know that it will work with any other manufacturers (unlike Evertz who re-define the standard and put [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:42+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products, Support|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Canon’s 4k Native IPS television monitors

I had an excellent half day with Canon’s UK imaging display guys to look at their DP-V series 4k native displays. To my shame I had assumed that they would be like the HP Dreamcolor or Eizo ColorEdge series monitors which are advertised as being suitable for film and TV work but as I’ve often [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:43+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products|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 | 2017-05-31T08:47:43+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Categories: Products, Promotion, Support|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

Fibre infrastructure and CWDM developments

The most interesting things I saw at IBC last week were not software updates or new 4k workflow tools (save us from "workflow tools"!) but some developments from our good friends at Barnfind. Their current CWDM products top-out at 18-wavelengths on a single fibre, and if you need to pack more signals (synchronous broadcast; HD/SDi, [...]

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

Avid ISIS 1000 is GO !

There is much eager anticipation here at root6 Towers; tomorrow is when our first shipment of Avid ISIS 1000 arrives. Such was our conviction that this was a winner for Avid customers, who wanted ISIS but did not have the budget for ISIS 5500 or 7500, that we placed our first order instantly while listening [...]

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

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

Media Composer 8.4, Interplay, custom rasters and a lot more

Over the last 12 months or so a number of Avid houses and smaller boutiques have moved their workflows onto the Avid Interplay environment. Although there are additional setup stages and more time involved in the client installation, this initial effort is more than rewarded by the subsequent benefits that working within the Interplay environment [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:48+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Categories: Products, Support|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

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

XenData X2500-USB LTO Impresses at NAB

Impressing at NAB was the X2500-USB archiving system from XenData which looks great for media professionals in need of a reliable and easy-to-use archive system for data wrangling applications or to create a managed offline LTO archive. Connecting to notebooks and workstations via USB 3.0, it’s an LTO-6 archive system that includes an external LTO-6 [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:50+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Categories: Products|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

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

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