ContentAgent, the automated file-based workflow management tool from ROOT6 Technology, was shown with the latest 3.2 software.
Full support for the AS11 DPP delivery standard with associated compliant metadata is now available. As part of the deliverables workflow, ContentAgent was shown integrated with automated file-based QC from Tektronix and Vidcheck.
Further support for Avid environments is now available with an automated ingest workflow. This facilitates the transcoding of material to Avid-compliant XDCAM HD, IMX and AVC Intra files, freeing up Avid workstations for editorial. Further flexibility is offered with the ability to take IMX, XDCAM HD and AVC Intra files in other MXF flavours and re-wrap as Avid native files. In all cases, these clips may also be automatically checked in to the Interplay asset management system as part of a ContentAgent workflow
A new advanced motion compensated standards conversion option, first seen at IBC, is now available and is already installed at BBC Sports, IMG and Hub +. “Any facility using expensive baseband legacy hardware must see this, “said Head of Product Management, Owen Walker. “Its implementation in ContentAgent provides a flexible, high quality yet affordable solution for those needing to incorporate frame rate conversion within file-based environments.”
Enhancements have been made to ContentAgent’s Platinum transcoding engine, resulting in increased performance and functionality and API improvements now make it easier for ContentAgent processes to be automated by third party applications.
IBC Amsterdam, Sept 7 2012… Addressing long form broadcast programming, the last bastion of tape-based deliverables, ROOT6 Technology launches an AS-11 ready workstation solution to provide files, associated metadata and file-based QC in a fully automated workflow that meets emerging broadcast standards including those as defined by the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) for UK broadcast deliverables.
Based on its file-based transcoding, management and distribution platform ContentAgent, the AS-11 specification is addressed with new software shown at IBC. A fully automated AS-11 workflow delivers AVC-Intra 100 (HD) and IMX 50 (SD) files with Op1A MXF wrapping and associated metadata.
IBC Amsterdam, Sept 7 2012… ROOT6 Technology will demonstrate a new productivity tool for Avid editing environments that frees both editors and available kit from the time-consuming drudge of transcoding or re-wrapping available material into a common file format for editing, asset management and archiving. By offloading and automating these mundane but necessary tasks to ROOT6 Technology’s workflow management platform, ContentAgent, facilities are better placed to take advantage of the seamless interchange benefits afforded by MXF.
ContentAgent now supports a completely automated Avid workflow including the ability to transcode or re-wrap ingested clips into Avid compliant MXF files, and write these files directly to Avid Mediafiles folders in standalone or ISIS or Unity MediaManagement shared storage. Clips can then be browsed using the Avid Media Tool and placed into Bins for immediate viewing and editing, or checked automatically into an Avid Interplay media management database. In both cases, associated clip metadata may be added at the point of ingest. Supported formats include DNxHD, JFIF, AVC-Intra, IMX and XDCAM HD. Continue reading →
IBC Amsterdam, Sept 7 2012…ROOT6 Technology will show software-based high-quality Standards Conversion in a workflow driven by its file-based automation and management tool, ContentAgent.
Until now, high quality Standards Conversion has only been possible using expensive legacy hardware outside the file-based domain with subsequent workflow inefficiency, but the Standards Conversion shown by ROOT6 Technology at IBC keeps everything within an end-to-end file-based workflow, considerably streamlining operation. Continue reading →
As previously discussed within this blog, file based workflows are now becoming the norm in post production and broadcast as companies move away from traditional tape based environments to an IT centric infrastructure. Companies are under financial pressure to reduce costs as program and equipment budgets are squeezed, yet at the same time need to be more efficient in their production, post production and distribution/broadcast environments.
Many Productions have moved to using file based cameras to record content. Nearly all productions are now edited using non linear computer based editing systems (NLE’s), many using shared storage to enable collaboration during editorial. File based delivery for commercials has been common now for a number of years. Continue reading →
Earlier in the year I wrote a blog post regarding the ability to automate file based ingest into an Avid environment including checking clips into Avid Interplay.
As previously mentioned file based workflows are now becoming the norm in post production and broadcast as more and more companies move away from traditional tape based environments to an IT centric infrastructure. Many companies are under financial pressure to reduce costs as program and equipment budgets are squeezed, yet at the same time need to be more efficient in their production, post production and distribution/broadcast environments. Continue reading →
IBC is on the horizon and will upon us before we know it. We’ll be there on stand 7C.17, where you’ll be able see some of the exciting new technology we’re working on, as well as getting a demo of the powerful features in ContentAgent v3.1. If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so for FREE by using this code: 11416
Register online here – selecting “ROOT6 Technology” to activate the passcode above.
Broadcast technology solutions provider VIDI, has been appointed as reseller for ContentAgent in Germany. Established for more than twenty five years, the Darmstadt-based company enjoys a reputation with national and international clients for innovative solutions and services. Continue reading →