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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+00:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, News|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+00:00April 29th, 2015|Categories: Products|Tags: , |0 Comments

Adam Lewiston joins root6

Adam Lewiston has joined the pre-sales engineering team at re-seller and systems integrator root6. An honours graduate in Media and Production Management, Lewiston has considerable industry experience in workflow design. He joins root6 from Tyrell where he served as Technical Director following a senior engineering role at Altered Images as Avid product specialist.

By |2016-10-29T08:54:54+00:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: News, root6|0 Comments

root6 to show off the power of Mistika at Broadcast Video Expo

We're very excited to be showing Mistika on the stand at BVE. Here's SGO's press release: SGO's recently appointed Reseller Partner root6 is proud to present for the first time at BVE this month at stand H16, the might of Mistika's capabilities including UHD. root6's stand theme “Work. Anywhere.”, epitomises everything about Mistika with its [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:14+00:00February 17th, 2014|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: |0 Comments

root6 shows how the ability to Work Anywhere streamlines operations & cuts costs

Stand H.16 “Work. Anywhere” is the theme of the root6 stand at BVE this year, where we’ll demonstrate how a combination of old ideas and new technology can free facilities from the traditional constraints of capacity and location, streamlining operations and importantly, cutting costs. […]

root6 appointed reseller by SGO

30 January 2014, Soho, London, UK – SGO has appointed root6 as an official reseller for its Mistika post production systems and workflow solutions, including the recently introduced Mamba FX compositing software. root6 will work alongside the SGO team covering the UK and Ireland for both sales and support services. Director of root6 Rupert Watson [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:14+00:00January 30th, 2014|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Discover the cloud with root6 at the BFI

We recently held a seminar at the BFI as part of Broadcast Magazine's Production & Post Forum. The theme 'Discover the Cloud,' attracted a great deal of interest, and we were able to introduce a number of new technologies in the areas of extended networks, storage, distribution and archiving. A particular highlight was a live [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:19+00:00October 25th, 2013|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Zodiak Media transitions to file-based workflow

Zodiak Media, formerly RDF, is currently completing its transition to file-based working. The company, now majority owned by the De Agostini Group, produced more than 5000 hours of content for 250 broadcasters in 2010. Mark Glennon, Head of Post Production at Zodiak Rights, the content aggregation and distribution arm of Zodiak Media, describes the challenges [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:31+00:00October 12th, 2012|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

root6 appointed reseller for Front Porch Digital

IBC Amsterdam, Sept 7 2012… root6 has extended its range of file-based workflow solutions following its appointment as a reseller for Front Porch Digital, the global leader in solutions – DIVASolutions, for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on-site and in the cloud, the company’s purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:34+00:00September 6th, 2012|Categories: News, Products|Tags: , |0 Comments

CLIPSTER follows success at Edinburgh with London Film Festival

London, September 5, 2012… The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express, the UK’s largest public film event, is to use DVS CLIPSTER(r) with support from UK reseller root6 to create Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) from all the tape-based material accepted for entry. With the transition to digital cinema well underway, the [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:34+00:00September 6th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Find your way through the file-based maze at IBC

On or off-piste, IBC and Amsterdam can prove a daunting experience. As usual, root6 will be there in force, demonstrating its very own technology with ContentAgent and providing an insightful path through the maze of products designed to help you transition to, or extend your file-based workflow. […]


20th September 2012 The Soho Fun run is back on, following a move in dates due to Olympic preperations.  As before, runners will start a race around Soho at 18:00 followed by a party in Soho square at 19:00. Places for both the run and the party are on a first come first serve basis [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:35+00:00August 9th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Platform1 Survey Results

"Fun event for the technically minded" "A great chance to see current technology and meet suppliers in a low pressure situation." Just two of your comments in response to our recent survey following Platform1, the root6 annual post-NAB technology event. Overall, visitors expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the venue, demonstrations and seminar content. [...]

By |2012-07-10T18:35:57+00:00July 10th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Platform 1 – Day 1

There was an excellent turnout for the first day of Platform1 at Giraffe, with a wide range of attendees at different stages in the transition to file-based working. Popular seminar topics included PAM & MAM, Archive and File-based Broadcast delivery based on the new DPP standard which concluded with a lively Q&A session on automated [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:40+00:00May 31st, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Edinburgh International Film Festival selects DVS CLIPSTER for DCP creation

In what is believed to be a world first, root6 is delighted to announce Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will convert all tape-based programmed films at EIFF 2012 into DCI compliant Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs.) Using DVS CLIPSTER’s award-winning technology with support from DVS’ UK reseller root6, tape-based submissions will be presented in the highest [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:40+00:00May 24th, 2012|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

DVS VENICE enhances file-based production at Pinewood Studios

At NAB 2012, DVS announces that the internationally renowned Pinewood Studios Group has enhanced its equipment offering with 8-channels of DVS VENICE broadcast server. This will form an essential part of Pinewood Television’s upgraded TV Studio facilities. Alongside VENICE, Pinewood Television has also decided to implement additional DVS storage solution, SpycerBox Ultra. With this DVS [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:41+00:00April 17th, 2012|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New DPP file standard for Broadcast Deliverables shown by root6 at BVE – STAND G30

Visitors to the root6 stand at BVE will be able to experience, as always, the latest technologies from best of breed manufacturers. Amongst them, will be a debut public showing of the new common broadcast file delivery standard being developed by the Digital Production Partnership (DPP.) This industry wide collaborative effort is being led by [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:50+00:00January 13th, 2012|Categories: BVE, Events, News, Press Release|Tags: |0 Comments

root6's SI team off to Lagos

Engineers from the Systems Integration arm of root6 will travel to Nigeria in January to commission the installation and provide training at a new facility in Lagos, set up to digitise the extensive tape archive for the state broadcaster. The installation for Tier Tech was designed and pre-built at the root6 SI facility in Primrose [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:50+00:00January 13th, 2012|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

2011 – An Overview of root6's activities last year

“The overriding trend in 2011 for both broadcast, post and production companies was the increasing adoption of file-based workflow,” asserts root6’s John Harris. “We’ve seen it in facilities of all sizes. It’s not a panacea and, while it offers a number of obvious advantages, dealing efficiently with the amounts of data involved and allocating storage [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:50+00:00January 5th, 2012|Categories: News, root6|Tags: |0 Comments


Stand 400 Innovative and integrated file-based workflows demonstrated and new technology project showcased BVE North, Manchester, November 16...root6 will demonstrate file-based workflows for broadcast and postproduction featuring the integration of a number of just-released technologies. For broadcasters, root6 will show DVS Venice with real-time stereoscopic capture and STAN real-time 3D correction. Stereoscopic editing will be [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:54+00:00November 14th, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

‘Not -To-Be-Missed’ New Technologies Demonstrated by root6 at BVE North

Stand 400 As Avid Elite resellers, we’re promising some surprises in our file-based workflow demonstrations at BVE North. Encompassing video capture, post production, delivery and archive, the workflow utilises the latest Avid tools integrated with other best-of-breed technologies. Products featured in the workflow will include DVS Venice, the ingest server enabling the real-time capture and play-out [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:56+00:00October 28th, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Suite Solution from root6

Soho-based post house Suite has just completed an overhaul of its Storage Area Network (SAN) replacing a legacy 32 TB Avid ISIS 7000 with an ISIS 5000, increasing storage capacity to 96TB. The system was installed by root6 in response to what Technical Manager Rick Halsall describes as “An ever increasing demand for storage driven [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:57+00:00July 26th, 2011|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Busting 3.5 million Specs of Dirt

Originally commissioned by Thames Television in 1969, ‘The World at War’ is one of the most revered TV documentaries of all time. The 26 part series took more than four years to produce at a record-breaking cost of £900,000. When FremantleMedia decided to completely to restore the project for DVD and Blu-Ray disc release, they [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:58+00:00July 13th, 2011|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Platform1 Packed Out

This year’s Platform1 event wrapped up yesterday, bringing a close to two very successful days.  It was great to see the exhibition area packed and buzzing and all the seminars so well attended.  Personally, I found all the presentations very insightful and was especially impressed with CATDV (metadata can be sexy) and StorageDNA.  Video podcasts [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:59+00:00May 26th, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Win a Sony Bravia 40" 3D TV and other fab prizes!

Once again we’re sponsoring the ‘Best Channel’ category in the Televisual Bulldog Awards. Voting is now open, so to have your say about the best of British TV and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic Sony prizes. http://www.televisual.com/bulldogs Prizes include a 40” Sony Bravia 3D TV, Sony Blu-ray DVD players and Sony [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:56:01+00:00March 11th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

BVE 2011 – an overview

The show seemed very well attended and equally well organised and, from a root6 POV, always good to meet new customers alongside the opportunity to meet old friends. The Technical Seminars were well attended too, lots of note-taking! Couldn’t help but notice the vast number of students on day three. Keen enough, but goodness knows [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:56:01+00:00March 10th, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

81,000 clips, 4,500 hours of video, 60+ formats, 1 transcoding platform

ContentAgent, the transcoding and workflow management system from ROOT6 Technology was the platform of choice for ‘Life in a Day,’ the feature documentary charting the story of life on our planet as seen by aspiring filmmakers on July 24th 2010. The raw statistics behind ‘Life in a Day’ are daunting enough. 81,000 clips in 4.500 [...]

By |2011-03-07T13:56:59+00:00March 7th, 2011|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Save the Children chooses root6 to upgrade its video production facilities

Save the Children has just upgraded its internal video production facility and implemented a file-based workflow supplied and supported by UK reseller root6. Adam Robertson, Save the Children’s Video Production Manager said: “We are delighted with root6’s upgrade. The XenData technology they’ve installed means we now have an easily accessible archive of 90 years of [...]

BVE Afterparty (Non-technical, contains spoilers)

In case you missed it. The venue sounded perfect. The (Chopper!) Harris suite at Chelsea Football Club. Quickly drafted a short speech for Chopper who was clearly in the frame for a 'Lifetime Achievement' Award or something similar. Alas. Imagining a Premier Inn on a bad day with a patch of grass outside will convey [...]

By |2011-02-16T22:31:06+00:00February 16th, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments