Visitors to the root6 stand at BVE will experience the latest technologies from leading vendors integrated in workflows for file-based broadcast deliverables using the new standard defined by the Digital Production Partnership (DPP.) This industry - wide collaboration is led by the UK broadcast community with technological expertise drawn from the production and post-production sectors to determine a standard for SD and HD file-based deliverables, including a minimum requirement for editorial and technical metadata.
File-based capture, management, editing, storage and archive will be demonstrated utilising technologies from DVS, Cinegy, Avid, Apple, XenData and Object Matrix with secure and accelerated delivery from Aspera.
Transcoding to the new standard, based on the MXF format with AVC Intra for HD, will be handled by the latest iteration of ContentAgent, the file-based management platform from ROOT6 Technology. The system will also be used to insert the required metadata fields as defined by the AMWA – AS11 standard.
Seen with the latest software, ContentAgent is now integrated with automated file-based QC systems from Tektronix and Vidchecker, disc publishing from Rimage and Pro-Res transcoding from Telestream, introducing and automating proven third-party technologies within end-to-end workflows.
In addition to root6 technical and commercial staff, visitors to the stand will also be able to meet representatives from leading vendors including Avid, Gallery, XenData, Vidchecker, Rimage, Aspera and Cinegy. Beside a presence on the show floor, root6 will also participate in a number of seminars in the ‘Broadcast Meets IT’ theatre. Phil Crawley, Head of the root6 Systems Integration arm will deliver three seminars on the fundamentals of video, audio and file structures, while John Harris will cover ‘The SAN Smorgasbord’ and contribute to the seminar ‘From MXF to a new universal file format’ led by Kevin Burrows, CTO Channel 4.
“Streamlining file-based workflow and effectively managing the ever increasing amounts of data is the dominant issue right now,” asserts root6’ Harris. “We have considerable expertise in the field and look forward to some interesting conversations at BVE.” Apart from discussing specific projects, visitors to the stand may also meet with root6 staff to learn about technical support, training and the regular programme of workshops, seminars and events held for both technical and not-so-technical staff.