IBC 2014: Root6 is set to unveil insert edit functionality for its ContentAgent workflow management system at IBC.

The inability to drop changes into a file without retranscoding or rewrapping the file has been highlighted as one of the biggest challenges resulting from the Digital Production Partnership-led move to file-based delivery in October.

A second new feature for ContentAgent, which is used to automate the creation, QC and delivery of AS-11 UK DPP files, enables production or technical metadata to be updated, without the need to rewrap the entire file.

The system’s automated camera card ingest workflow has been augmented with CardAgent, a tool designed for multi-user ingest- intensive environments such as news or reality shows.

Root6 said that CardAgent’s user interface would enable nontechnical operators to set up a variety of workflows from commonly used cameras.

Operators are able to browse, select and play back media. Automated workflows can be triggered for transcoding and rewrapping for the creation of proxies, highresolution copies and back-ups, and delivered to editorial.

Also featured at IBC will be resolution-independent, motioncompensated standards conversion, the result of ContentAgent’s integration with Tachyon from Cinnafilm and the deployment of GPU acceleration.

This technology removes the need to return to base band for standards conversion and was used by BBC Sport for its recent coverage of the Fifa World Cup (pictured).

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