“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.
Several workstations on the stand will feature Amulet Hotkey, a KVM solution widely employed in the financial and public sectors. This enables individual workstations to access any system across the network – even remotely via the Internet if required – making workspaces and access considerably more versatile. In a recent installation at ITV in MediaCityUK, root6 deployed more than 80 such systems to good effect.
Pop-up-Post, the increasingly desirable ability to move a production away from a traditional central facility, will also be shown on the stand using Avid Interplay Sphere. In this case, workgroup users maintain access to centralised content and resources in a private cloud environment with real-time media access to proxy material created on the fly. For remote location work, standard web-browser based access to the same production asset database and content that the editors are using will be shown with Interplay Central. For Enhanced grading on Avid Media Composer and Symphony, root6 will be showing the latest Baselight Editions plug-ins for Avid from Filmlight. If you are tired of clumsy grading workflows from other vendors, this is the workflow to come and appreciate.
With remote editing in the field never being more popular, Adobe Anywhere will also be demonstrated with content being edited on Premier Pro, while the Mercury playback Engine back home performs the necessary processing.
The company’s deep experience in file-based workflow design and implementation will be evidenced particularly in ingest, management, delivery and archive. Technologies on show will include the latest version of ROOT6 Technology’s file-based management and automation tool, ContentAgent – now with automated workflows for DPP deliverables and camera card ingest. Additionally, an innovative searchable content management system from Cambridge Imaging Systems and content storage management from Front Porch Digital are featured alongside online, nearline and archive storage from Dynamic Drive Pool, EMC Isilon, Object Matrix and XenData.
Gracing the root6 stand for the first time will SGO’s Mistika, a powerful tool to address the most demanding finishing tasks and simply a ‘must-see’ for those contemplating the migration to 4K (UHD) post production.
The stand at BVE is shared with Rohde & Schwarz DVS, where two of the manufacturer’s flagship products will be on show. Venice, the file-based broadcast production hub is seen in its latest iteration, v3, with AS-11 DPP support while Clipster appears in v5.9 with support for Dolby’s Atmos. Following collaboration between Rohde & Schwarz DVS and New Zealand’s Park Road Post Production, Dolby Atmos was integrated into the first implemented high frame rate DCI process for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”