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.
Hard to predict if there will be any overriding themes, but multi-platform delivery, 4K, networks and storage will be up there with some interesting ‘technology partnerships’ to streamline the online-nearline-archive process. Metadata too, is getting sexier by the minute.
Hall 7 is the natural home of post production and ROOT6 Technology will feature there on stand C.17. The latest, recently shipping version of ContentAgent v3.1 will be on show, together with some demonstrations of upcoming new features. If you need a simple and elegant way to manage, transcode and distribute media files and associated metadata, check out how ContentAgent can transform your business.
New features in this widely-installed productivity software include turbocharged encoding, extended integration with leading third-party technologies and support for new and emerging broadcast deliverables based on AMWA AS-11 with a choice of automated file-based QC tools. Avid-centric operations must see native OP-Atom support for DNX and MXF with Interplay check-in, and new file-based high quality standards conversion.
On the show floor, root6 representatives will be on hand to arrange demonstrations of some key technologies, essential to the effective implementation of file-based workflow in a variety of environments.
Avid’s pre-IBC announcements are predictably vague, but expect to see advances in Interplay and media asset management generally. Rhode & Schwarz DVS promise an easy transition to file-based working with VENICE, its broadcast media production hub, and CLIPSTER comes with even faster DCP generation. As root6 supported CLIPSTER for DCP creation at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and is currently working with it for the London Film Festival in October, it’s hard to believe it can even get better!
Intelligent archiving and retrieval is bound to be a hot topic at the show. Expect some exciting news from StorageDNA with its new DNA Evolution software including a Thunderbolt field solution and support for Interplay and CATDV logging. A streamlined user interface with ‘do more in less clicks’ is also promised. Solid State Drives? GB Labs are making some significant claims on ‘blindingly fast’ read/write speeds with its new Space SSD models; very much worth investigating at the show.
File-based QC is becoming increasingly important for broadcast deliverables and the VidCheck offering looks particularly interesting. We’ll be showing that on our stand but the company also has a presence at the show.
There’s so much more of course. If you plan to attend, get the root6 advantage by contacting them to help arrange your schedule. If you can’t make IBC this year, check out the root6 technical blog where our take on the new stuff can be found.