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ROOT6 Technology ContentAgent

It’s changed enormously since the original version and far more than simply a transcoder. Its great range of tools is sometimes not fully appreciated. The frame rate conversion option is the best implementation of Cinnafilm in the field.
Adam Lewiston, root6

Automated file-based workflow management

In a world characterised by the proliferation of digital file types, formats and standards, ContentAgent provides a central hub from which to manage and automate all aspects of file-based workflow from ingest to delivery. Powerful resolution independent transcoding ensures that the files you have are easily transformed into the files you need to work on, and the subsequent deliverables.

Developed in close association with the broadcast & post-production communities for more than a decade, ContentAgent is designed to streamline file-based operations by automating commonly performed tasks.

Driven by an extremely intuitive UI and underpinned by a super-fast process engine, ContentAgent provides the tools you need today with the capacity to scale up tomorrow.

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Key Features

Intuitive User Interface

ContentAgent’s elegant and intuitive user interface echoes working practices and provides all the tools you need to create and automate workflows from acquisition to deliverables in a secure, reliable and repeatable manner. Integration with ‘best of breed’ third party technologies facilitates such powerful features as automated file-based QC, disc publishing and advanced frame rate conversion.

Extensive Format Support

ContentAgent contains a powerful, integrated transcoding system built from the ground up to meet the demands of broadcast, film, web and post production in an ever increasing file based world. Resolution Independent, the transcoding engine can process files from SD to HD to 4K and beyond.

[checklist icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”” circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”small” class=”” id=””] [li_item icon=””]High-quality, multi-format encoding and faster-than-real-time parallel transcoding[/li_item] [li_item icon=””]Simultaneous output to multiple formats, resolutions, frame rates and bit rates from same source[/li_item] [li_item icon=””]RGB and YUV 8,10,16 bit processing[/li_item] [li_item icon=””]Automatic field order detection[/li_item] [li_item icon=””]Image processing tools for de-interlacing, cropping, padding, frame rate conversion, 3:2 pulldown, reverse telecine etc[/li_item] [li_item icon=””]Advanced motion compensated frame rate conversion[/li_item] [li_item icon=””]Metadata, logo and timecode burn-ins[/li_item] [li_item icon=””]Workflow Designer provides graphical representation of all transcoding processes[/li_item] [li_item icon=””]Accelerate RED R3D de-bayer processing using a RED Rocket card[/li_item] [/checklist]

Workflow Orchestration

Build your own workflows to automate a series of tasks using the intuitive graphical workflow designer. Build intelligence into the workflow via Decision nodes.

[checklist icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”” circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”small” class=”” id=””][li_item icon=””]Use flow-style graphical interface to design and create a workflow[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Create unique workflows to automate a series of tasks/actions for your own workflow requirements[/li_item][li_item icon=””]40+ Workflow tasks “nodes” from ingest to export[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Use Decision Nodes to ask questions about source clips (such as video/audio/user based metadata) and make automatic decisions on which path to take through a workflow[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Workflows can triggered using watchfolders, within the ContentAgent user interface or using a third party product (such as an Asset Management System) through the ContentAgent SDK[/li_item][/checklist]

Card Support

Automated ingest of camera card-originated media has important advantages for editorial, and using ContentAgent for the task frees up both equipment and manpower.

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Used as a standalone system or integrated within a networked operation, ContentAgent is scalable with the addition of ‘off-the-shelf’ render nodes. In all cases, advanced CPU and GPU processing ensures outstanding performance.