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Channel 5's 'The Farm' Supported By root6

Provides kit, logging software and editorial support for latest reality series (September 30, 2004)

The latest realityTV series to enjoy editorial support from root6 is 'The Farm' from Endemol, airing on C5 from September. Mission-critical support is very much a specialist subject for root6 which has provided such services for high profile feature films (Die Another Day, Tomb Raider) to long-running reality TV series (Big Brother, The Salon, Survivor.)

'The Farm' sorts the celebrity wheat from the chaff as they get used (or not used!) to living at the sharp end with an assortment of livestock. As the celebs muck in or chicken out, the audience will vote the least popular off the show, one by one, until the best farmhand remains.

Post production for the series is by Soho headquartered facility The Farm, working out of its new Bristol facility, The Reality Lab. Equipment for the facility, eight Avid Adrenaline systems on a Unity network, was also provided by root6.

In multi-camera reality shows with continual coverage, keeping track of events and emerging storylines is a major issue. To that end root6 Technology has developed Ultra - new logging software which considerably simplifies and streamlines the process. Video and audio databases are synchronised with assistants' text comments which make it easy for producers to search and find material to develop themes within the show.

First used on 'The Salon,' Ultra was also chosen for the post production of 'Shattered' and 'Fit Farm.'

About root6
root6 is the UKs premier authorised re-seller of industry-leading brands for the creation, manipulation and distribution of digital content for the broadcast, postproduction and new media communities. Speaking your language, root6 will help you to achieve your creative, technical and commercial objectives.

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