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root6 Debut DPP Format for file-based Broadcast Deliverables at BVE 2012

Transcoding with metadata insertion to new UK standard (February 08, 2012)
DMN Newswire--2012-2-8--
Visitors to the root6 stand at BVE will be able to experience as always, the latest technologies from best of breed manufacturers. Amongst them, will be the first public showing of a new common broadcast file delivery standard being developed by the Digital Production Partnership (DPP.) 

This industry-wide collaborative effort is being led by the UK broadcast community with additional expertise drawn from the production and post-production sectors. This has enabled the development of a standard format for SD and HD file-based delivery, including a minimum requirement for editorial and technical metadata.
File-based ingest, editing, management, storage, and archive will be shown utilising leading edge technologies from DVS, Cinegy, Avid, XenData and Object Matrix with secure and accelerated content delivery services from Aspera. 

File transcoding to the new DDP standard, based on the MXF format with AVC Intra for HD, will be handled by the latest version of ContentAgent, the file-based management platform from ROOT6 Technology. The system will also be used to insert and deliver the required metadata fields as defined by the AMWA - AS11 standard.
With this latest release, ContentAgent is now integrated with automated file-based QC systems from Tektronix and Vidcheck, DVD publishing from Rimage, and Pro-Res transcoding from Telestream, building on the firm foundation of strong collaboration with these partners.

In addition to root6 technical and commercial staff, visitors to the root6 stand will also be able to meet representatives from leading manufacturers including Aspera, Avid, Cinegy, Gallery, Rimage, Vidcheck and XenData. Besides 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 contribute to the seminar 'From MXF to a new universal file format,' led by Kevin Burrows, CTO Channel 4.

"Streamlining and automating file-based workflows, and effectively managing the ever increasing amounts of data are the dominant issues facing our clients right now," says root6s' Harris. "We have considerable expertise in this field and look forward to some interesting conversations at BVE." Apart from discussing specific projects, visitors to the stand can also meet with root6 staff to learn about technical support, training, and the regular programme of events held for both technical and non technical staff.

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