News 2017-05-20T13:03:47+00:00


Automating Avid ingest workflows

June 21st, 2017|

ContentAgent’s popular, automated, and scalable camera card and file ingest workflows are essential to any Avid ecosystem. Whether ingesting content into a single Avid Media Composer system or into Interplay PAM (production asset management) enterprise environment, ContentAgent’s powerful and flexible toolset is guaranteed to save time, money and resources. The simple and intuitive CardAgent user [...]

Catch ContentAgent at NAB 2017

March 29th, 2017|

ContentAgent will be shown with important new features at NAB 2017. Following accreditation as a partner in the Avid Alliance programme, further interoperability with Avid ecosystems is now achieved in the latest v3.7 software. Improving productivity by automating common tasks such as camera card ingest frees up editing resources to focus more on storytelling, saving [...]

ROOT6 Technology joins the Jigsaw24 family

February 15th, 2017|

ROOT6 Technology have today announced that they have joined forced with leading Media & Entertainment technology solutions provider Jigsaw24. The move, which is part of the acquisition of root6, looks set to create the largest, most experienced and most awesome Audio and Video Technology services and solutions business in Europe. Jigsaw24 believes that ROOT6 Technology [...]

DNxHR Format Support

January 16th, 2017|

One of the key ContentAgent v3.6 features is the ability to transcode to Avid’s DNxHR format as MXF files. Available as a paid for option, DNxHR enables you to create higher-than-HD resolutions including 2K, UHD and 4K clips ready for editing in a standalone or shared storage/Interplay environment. DNxHR comes in five different flavours: Name [...]

ContentAgent v3.6 Highlights

January 16th, 2017|

ContentAgent v3.6 includes a number of new and enhanced features and workflows. Below are some key highlights: Key New Features Broadcast Delivery node for creating AMWA AS-10 and ARD_ZDF files Ancillary Data Pass through to Avid Op-atom files Enhanced LUT support CardAgent- Ability to override the media path and destination folder in a workflow Avid [...]

New Appointment at ROOT6 Technology

September 9th, 2016|

Ben Miles has joined ROOT6 Technology as Business Development Manager EAME where he will be responsible for supporting ContentAgent resellers and customers throughout the region. Formerly Miles served in a similar position with Marquis where he was highly successful in establishing reseller relationships and selling to customers including YLE, Danmarks Radio, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and [...]

IVORY achieves tenfold increase in ContentAgent sales in France and Belgium

August 18th, 2016|

At last year’s IBC, ROOT6 Technology entered into an agreement with Paris-based European sales representation firm IVORY to manage its presence in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, and to build sales of ContentAgent, the company’s workflow management and automation system. One year on, the new territory is contributing very significantly to overall, thanks to a solid [...]

Perfect Partnership for Rio

July 27th, 2016|

At NAB this year Avid announced that ContentAgent, the workflow management and automation tool from ROOT6 Technology, was a recognised Avid Platform Certified solution, providing customers with the peace of mind through assured connectivity and compatibility with Avid ecosystems. For some years now, ContentAgent has served an important role for both broadcasters and post facilities, [...]

Join us at IBC 2016

July 27th, 2016|

Stand - 7.e21 ROOT6 Technology will show the latest iteration of ContentAgent, its file based workflow management and orchestration system, using traditional demo pods and theatre-style demonstrations at IBC 2016. In a series of focused presentations visitors will discover how ContentAgent’s automated workflows dramatically increase productivity from ingest to delivery. Enhanced ingest using CardAgent, an [...]

WAN Acceleration

July 21st, 2016|

Introduction If you are involved with transferring large media files across a wide area network, you will no doubt be aware of the various devices designed to accelerate, secure, and otherwise improve this process. These devices, from manufacturers such as Aspera or FileCatalyst, allow users to send large files across large distances at rates many [...]

ContentAgent NexGuard Civolution Workflow Guide

June 30th, 2016|

Introduction ContentAgent is a file based workflow management software application. The product provides a central hub from which to manage and automate all aspects of file-based workflow from ingest to delivery. Powerful resolution independent transcoding ensures that the files you have are easily transformed into the files you need to work on, and the subsequent [...]

HPA Tech Retreat UK 2016

June 28th, 2016|

ROOT6 Technology will be showcasing ground-breaking workflows within our ContentAgent product at HPA Tech Retreat UK 2016, including distributed, automated camera card processing, allowing many operators to ingest camera card material many times faster than real time, and resolution-independent delivery workflows, including AS-11 UK DPP delivery workflows with file-based insert edit. ContentAgent and its scalable [...]

Avid Technology Announce ContentAgent as a certified Alliance Connectivity Partner product

April 16th, 2016|

At ROOT6 Technology we are proud to announce that Avid Technology have certified ContentAgent as part of its Alliance Partnership program. Being a certified product gives customers the reassurance that Avid Technology and ROOT6 Technology have tested interoperability between ContentAgent and the Avid Media Central platform. ContentAgent v3.5 provides the automated ingest of camera cards [...]

Latest ContentAgent Software on Show at NAB

March 29th, 2016|

NAB Booth SL: 11616 Major software release delivers more features and wider third party integration for popular workflow management and automation platform ContentAgent v3.5, a major software release for ROOT6 Technology’s file-based workflow management and automation platform, will be demonstrated at NAB. Globally installed, ContentAgent now benefits from a host of new features including a [...]

ContentAgent v3.5 Launched at BVE

February 10th, 2016|

BVE, London - 23rd-25th February 2016 Stand J15 Major software release delivers more features and wider third party integration for popular workflow management and automation platform BVE will see the launch of ContentAgent v3.5, a major software release for ROOT6 Technology’s file-based workflow management and automation platform. Globally installed, ContentAgent now benefits from a host of [...]

ContentAgent v3.5 – Key Features

February 9th, 2016|

ContentAgent v3.5 includes a number of new and enhanced features and workflows. Below are some key highlights: Key New Features Aspera and FileCatalyst Delivery nodes New Workflow Designer New Watchfolder system NexGuard Civolution forensic watermarking Camera Card Spanning support for XF, P2, XDCAM EX and AVCHD Camera card formats – Sony A7 XAVC-S, Canon EOS [...]

MXF for Engineers – A Tech Breakfast Round-Up

December 10th, 2015|

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking to a collection of engineers from some of the leading facilities in London on the topic of MXF and some of the technical concepts behind the file format. We billed the event as being “focussed for solutions architects and engineers” and we aimed to demystify some of [...]

From Ingest to Mastering HD,UHD and 4K – XAVC a format for all

November 17th, 2015|

What is it? The Sony XAVC format is based on H.264 level 5.2, with video and audio wrapped in an OP-1a MXF. An MP4 wrapped format is also available as XAVC-S which is available for consumer cameras. The XAVC format goal is to develop a family of professional production tools that can handle High-Frame-Rate (HFR) [...]

Tech Breakfast: “MXF for Engineers”

October 30th, 2015|

Wed 9th December, 8:30 for 9am, Soho Screening Rooms With the MXF standard now 11 years old, this complex and hugely powerful file format still continues to confuse and cause problems for even the most competent of engineers. However, MXF has a lot to offer, and if leveraged in the right way can become a [...]

IBC 2015 Interview

September 18th, 2015|

Owen Walker talks to Kit Plus at IBC 2015 and discusses the new features in ContentAgent

IBC Press Release

September 11th, 2015|

Workflow Enhancements and New Features for ContentAgent Further Streamlines File-Based Operations Enhanced Camera Card Ingest & UHD capabilities, WAN acceleration, Forensic Watermarking and new Workflow Designer make IBC debut IBC, Amsterdam, September 11 2015... ContentAgent, the workflow management and automation tool from ROOT6 Technology will be demonstrated with some significant new features and workflow enhancements [...]

IBC 2015

August 28th, 2015|

Featured at IBC 2015 will be the latest iteration of ContentAgent software with added features to further simplify and automate file-based operations. Enhanced Camera Card, Ingest and Avid Workflows The latest ContentAgent release continues to build on cutting edge and versatile automated camera card and file-based ingest workflows, already deployed and proven in some of [...]

New Appointment at R6T

August 27th, 2015|

We are delighted to announce that Simon Pegg has joined the team in the role of Software Architect. Simon brings more than 16 years’ experience in the broadcast area, most recently serving as Senior Software Pipeline Architect at California-based Wohler Technologies working on RadiantGrid and Tachyon Wormhole solutions. Prior to that, he worked at UK-based [...]

Automating Ingest with ContentAgent

July 28th, 2015|

In last month’s blog post we discussed the benefits of using an automated workflow for camera card ingest with ContentAgent. This month we focus again on file ingest, but looking at how a customer can tailor their ingest workflow using the ContentAgent API to provide the most efficient path for their individual needs along with [...]

Case Studies


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Case Study - ‘Insert Edit’ feature facilitates last-minute changes to broadcast deliverables "The Insert Edit function is a real time-saver... Any AS-11 file created with [...]


Case Study – Timeline North


Case Study - Timeline North ContentAgent/Aframe Integration at Timeline North "We use ContentAgent to generate H.264 files together with timecode and metadata for review and approval... [...]


Case Study – Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, part of Chapman University of Orange, California and one of the premier film schools in the U.S. has created ‘ProjectHQ,’ an automated web service for students and staff that utilises the advanced API capabilities within ContentAgent.