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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+00:00April 16th, 2016|Categories: NAB, News, Press Release, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Media Composer 8.4.5 and DNxIO 10.5.4 are available

  Avid have announced the release of Media Composer v8.4.5. This release has important bug fixes and, together with the updated Desktop Video Software (10.5.4), includes feature enhancements  for the Avid Artist | DNxIO. This release is made available via the Avid Download Center (login and password required) and via Master Avid Accounts this week, [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:54:42+00:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: News|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 |2018-04-24T11:17:59+00:00November 25th, 2015|Categories: Products, Promotion, Support|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+00:00July 16th, 2015|Categories: Products, Support|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+00:00November 26th, 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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 |2018-04-24T11:20:01+00:00September 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+00:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Opinion, Products, root6|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 : Both PhraseFind and ScriptSync are dependent on underlying technology [...]

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

Thunderbolt Technology for Windows Platforms at NAB 2014

One of the buzzwords of  NAB 2014 has been “4K” and lots of vendors have been seizing the opportunity to feature those two characters in their media and promotional material (no I did not see “4K capable” gaffer tape but I saw some tenuous claims that were clearly a “jumping on the bandwagon” excercise!). Who [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:11+00:00April 10th, 2014|Categories: NAB, News, Opinion|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+00:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: NAB, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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. […]

Tech Breakfast – "Grading with Avid and FilmLight"

Wednesday 2nd July 8:30 for 9am at The Soho Screening Rooms 14 D'Arblay St, W1F 8DY Join us for our latest Tech Breakfast event.  This time we’ll be taking a look at the native colour grading tools in Avid Media Composer and Symphony, then exploring how these can be expanded with the powerful feature set [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:18+00:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

NAB 2013 reviews – Media Composer version 7

Any real long-time users of Media Composer will remember when Avid released version 7 the first time round. ( the v7 preview at NAB2013  is Avid’s second MC version 7 release) The 1998 v7 release was memorable because it produced the first set of ‘intraframe’ editing tools’ including paint, as well as fantastic tools like [...]

By |2017-05-31T08:59:34+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Categories: Events, NAB, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

BVE 2013 – "Managing file-based workflow"

root6: Stand D12 Visitors to BVE contemplating the implementation or expansion of file-based workflows shouldn’t miss the much-enlarged root6 stand where the theme will be ‘Managing file-based workflow.’  The stand, shared with equipment manufacturer Rhode & Schwarz DVS, will feature demonstrations of the entire workflow chain from live capture to delivery. Integrating key technologies from [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:30+00:00January 15th, 2013|Categories: BVE, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Avid Software Updates & Product Compatibility

Software Updates – including support for Mac Mountain Lion Avid have released maintenance releases: Media Composer 6.0.3, Symphony 6.0.3 and NewsCutter 10.0.3 – now available for download from the Avid® Download Center (login and password required). These updates are full installers and are available at no charge for all Media Composer 6, Symphony 6, and [...]

By |2012-08-14T08:46:43+00:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

DVS with Avid

DVS Digital Video Systems announced their new multi-channel and multi-format Venice. The form-factor has been reduced to a very neat 2u. The Venice has native support for DNxHD, XDCAM, DVCPRO, AVC-Ultra and Apple Rro ProRes 422. It can record & play-out along with transcoding of MXF OP-Atom, OP-1a, QuickTime and GXF files. The Venice offers [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:41+00:00April 18th, 2012|Categories: News, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Preparing Op Atom MXF Media Files For Use in Avid Editing Workflows

There are now a number of mechanisms available to get media files, acquired outside of traditional Avid capture workflows, into an Avid editorial workflow based on either shared or local storage. Of course there is Avid’s most recent innovation in this regard – Avid Media Access (or AMA), whereby 3rd party manufacturers can author a [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:49+00:00January 25th, 2012|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , |3 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

See Media Composer 6 at BVE North

Media Composer 6 will be shown for the first time at BVE North. In addition to its new 64-bit architecture and sleek, revised UI, MC6 incorporates Avid Open I/O to let you use your favourite video card. Already AJA, Blackmagic, Bluefish, Matrox, and MOTU offer integration with Media Composer. root6 will also present Avid’s market leading open [...]

By |2016-10-29T08:55:55+00:00November 3rd, 2011|Categories: Events, News, Products|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Avid releases Media Composer & Symphony 5.5.2 with support for Windows 7 SP1

Avid released Media Composer 5.5.2 yesterday and there are a number of new additions/fixes/supported configurations worth taking note of. Briefly they are Phrase Find now bundled into the main Media Composer installer Phrase Find demo included in Media Composer demo version (separate license purchase still required though) Windows 7 SP1 now supported Avid QT Codec [...]

By |2011-05-17T12:31:23+00:00May 17th, 2011|Categories: News, Products, Support|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 [...]

Setting a 12-core "Westmere" Mac to 32bit Mode

When Mac OS Snow Leopard is installed onto a 12-core Mac, it defaults to 64bit mode. Unfortunately, all Avid applications that run on Mac require it to be running in 32bit mode. They may install but that doesn't mean to say they'll behave. For example, Media Composer will pretend everything is hunky-dory, but will stubbornly refuse to see any Avid hardware, including the Nitris DX and the dongle.

By |2011-01-28T11:31:56+00:00January 28th, 2011|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My first blog post and a useful mac cheat sheet

Hello all, As this is my first post I thought I would firstly say "Hello" to all friends, colleagues and new comers and secondly share with you this very useful 'mac cheat sheet' document that can be very useful today when tech spec'ing a customers upgrade path. It contains all sorts of useful info, from [...]

By |2011-01-27T13:32:39+00:00January 27th, 2011|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments