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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

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 [...]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ISIS & Interplay training courses in central London

We are delighted to announce that root6 has been awarded Avid Learning Partner (ALP) status and will soon start running training courses for ISIS and Interplay in a new facility at our Berwick Street offices. The ALP Professional level status will enable root6 to run courses varying in length from 1-3 days for editors, engineers, [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:48+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Categories: News, root6, Training|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

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

Visit root6 at BVE and Experience Smarter Working for Increased Productivity

BVE February 24-6 Stand J16 ‘Work Smarter’ is the theme of the root6 exhibit, where the integration of up-to-the-minute creative technologies from leading vendors will be deployed to illustrate substantially streamlined post production. A number of important new technologies will get their UK debut on the stand, which will highlight the hottest industry topics from 4K [...]

Media Composer | Software (v8.2) Qualified with Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)

Avid is pleased to announce qualification of Apple’s Mac OSX Yosemite (v10.10) with Media Composer | Software (v8.2) including systems with the Symphony option.    Software Version Requirements Media Composer | Software v8.2 It is important to note that customers with dual 6 core Mac Pro towers (Westmere) and the 2013 Mac Pro with a single [...]

By | 2014-11-26T07:51:17+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Suite TV first in the UK to order Avid’s ISIS | 2500 high-performance nearline storage

Post production house Suite TV will be the first in the UK to order Avid’s ISIS | 2500 high-performance nearline storage. The new system, designed to complement the manufacturer’s popular ISIS online storage, will be installed by re-seller root6 at Suite’s Newman Street facility in December. Rick Halsall, Technical Director of Suite TV said, “With [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:54+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Avid Media Composer 8.2 released

Avid is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of Media Composer® | Software. This latest update – available October 20th – adds exciting new features that creative professionals can use to accelerate their everyday workflows while taking advantage of powerful new tools […]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:56+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Categories: Products, Support|Tags: , |0 Comments

Moving to Avid Media Composer | Software Version 8

Did you know that if you already own a copy of Media Composer software prior to version 8.0, you can purchase Avid Standard Support and upgrade to Media Composer | Software version 8 for £190 before December 31 2014? After this date, Media Composer software upgrades will no longer be available to purchase – if [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:57+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Categories: Products, Promotion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Upgrade Media Composer now with an Avid Support plan

When you sign up for a standard Avid Support plan for £190, you can now keep your license current, and get access to the latest version of Media Composer. With powerful new features from Media Composer, nothing stands between you, your team, and your story. Edit faster and easier with timeline-editing enhancements Accelerate and automate [...]

By | 2017-05-31T08:51:05+00:00 September 9th, 2014|Categories: Products, Promotion, Support|Tags: , , |0 Comments

R&S – DVS Venice, direct ingest into Avid Interplay & ISIS then playout

Venice has the ability to take base-band video being fed into the Venice channels, create ‘Avid media’, write this directly to the ISIS storage and check the clip onto Interplay from where the Interplay uses can start using the ingesting clip all within 80 frames. Using the clips they can edit as normal, then export [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:59+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Categories: Opinion, Products, root6|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Media | Director, the orchestrating has begun!

Avid announced Media | Director at NAB earlier this year, Media | Director is a media ingest module for the Media Suite which speeds up file-based workflows within the Interplay Production environment to help orchestrate the process of ingesting media into production and nearline storage, enabling you to start editing immediately and accelerate project turnaround. [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:00+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Categories: Opinion, Products, root6|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sony XDCAM, HDCAM, and F65 RAW AMA Plug-ins Updated for Media Composer | Software (v8.0)

Sony has just released updated versions of their XDCAM, HDCAM, and F65 RAW AMA plug-ins, which introduced installation compatibility with Media Composer | Software (v8.0).  Previous versions of the Sony AMA plug-ins would work with Media Composer | Software (v8.0) but were only accessible by installing on Media Composer 7.0.x and then upgrading to Media [...]

By | 2014-07-14T20:55:00+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Panasonic P2 Plug-ins Updated to Include Mac OS X Support for Media Composer v7.0.4

Panasonic has just released an updated version of their P2 AMA Plug-in for use with Avid Media Composer v7.0.4.  The v4.2 plug-in adds support for Mac OS X installations of Media Composer and is compatible with Windows installations of Media Composer as well.  The previous 4.1 version, which added support for various AVC-LongG operations, was [...]

By | 2014-07-14T20:52:00+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Avid ScriptSync and PhraseFind will not be available in Media Composer v8

ScriptSync and PhraseFind will not be available in Media Composer Software v8.0 when it releases. Customers can continue to use them in Media Composer 7 and earlier, but if they upgrade the features will not work. Please see the following KB for more information : http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/faq/ScriptSync-and-PhraseFind-no-longer-available-in-Media-Composer-Software-v8-0?popup=true&NewLang=en&DocType=1079&q=script%20sync&site=&filter=0&subfilters= Both PhraseFind and ScriptSync are dependent on underlying technology [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:03+00:00 May 14th, 2014|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"Ask Us Anything" – 002

In the second of our new "Ask Us Anything" discussions/podcasts , we discuss Television colourimetry, Klein KT10-A colour probe, EDID (and Avid!), Avid ISIS, nearline storage and Protools Please contact us with any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss or take part in the discussions yourself. Get in touch for an invite to [...]

Avid Announce Performance Increases for Their ISIS Range

Today at NAB 2014 Avid announced and were demonstrating ISIS version 4.7 software which is due for release imminently. This release is interesting since it offers several crucial new features (in addition to those added with the introduction of ISIS version 4.6): The first is that ISIS | 5000 or ISIS | 5500 systems can [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:12+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Categories: NAB, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Avid Announce a New License Model for Media Composer

Today Avid will announce a new license model for their Media Composer line up of products giving users more choices in the way that they operate their Avid editing workstations. The first significant change is the removal of NewsCutter from the Media line up as an entirely separate product. In the same way that Symphony [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:13+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Categories: NAB, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Avid NAB 2014 announcements– Avid Everywhere

Avid have made some big and announcements at NAB this year. Beginning with the inaugural Avid Connect – a client and industry event built around coalescing the industry thought leaders customers and vendors, and unifying the strategic vision, direction and conversations in the media and entertainment space. It was also at this event that the [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:13+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Categories: NAB, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments