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Transcoding and IBC

August 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Attending IBC and looking into transcoding? 

Root6 will be showcasing the latest release of Content Agent at 7.E21.  We’ll have the latest rev in conjunction with IBC.  Card based file workflows and integration into Avid’s MediaComposer, Isis and Interplay workflow is excellent.  Key Code Media has our system connected to Isis, MediaComposer and Interplay. 

Card Based Workflows
ContentAgent now supports P2, XDCAM, XDCAM EX, AVC-HD and Canon XF card structures from broadcast cameras, importing both media and metadata before transcoding or rewrapping in the user’s desired format. We will also be demonstrating automated card based ingest direct into Avid Interplay.

Advanced Frame Rate Conversion
ContentAgent’s Advanced Frame Rate Conversion module replaces expensive legacy baseband workflows with a powerful, resolution independent , file-based tool. Utilising state of the art CPU and GPU  processing, the new tool facilitates not only traditional PAL/NTSC conversions, but expands across all frame rates, deals with field order/progressive frames/cadence issues and scales across all resolutions to 4K. Find out more here.

AMWA AS-11 DPP Compatibility
One of the first products on the market to be fully DPP compliant, ContentAgent will be shown with a fully automated AMWA AS-11 DPP workflow for broadcast file and metadata deliverables, integrated with automated, file based QC.
Hot News – GoPro Automation
With the rising popularity of GoPro cameras in professional production environments, ContentAgent now supports GoPro media, with multi frame rate capability for slo-mo and timecode generation.

JPEG2000 Encoding
New JPEG2000 encoding with MXF OP1a wrapping provides a valuable tool for those in broadcast and archive environments.

New Suite of Colour Mapping Tools
The suite of colour mapping tools now available in ContentAgent enables LUTs to be applied to files in any format – a benefit when moving between different colour spaces. In a RED environment, RED RMD colour grade files may also be applied to RED R3D clips.

Cloud Based Rendering technology presentation
In a private demo area, IBC attendees can get a peek at some of the technology under development which will be available in later software releases.  Here, ContentAgent will be demonstrated in a live Cloud/VM environment showing infinitely scalable cloud-based rendering.

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Automated DVD and Transcoding Automation Seminar

March 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Getting your rich media message out, is becoming more confusing and arduous.  DVD, Blu Ray, YouTube, Web streaming, Itunes, HTML 5 and Flash.  Doing it right takes time, join Key Code Media to see an integrated automated approach which from TV/Film production to Advertising and Corporate, a price performance solution is available which will pay for itself in labor savings in under six months.

In this hour long presentation we will show the complete automation through to fully authored and labeled DVD’s utilizing Rimage DVD duplicators and management of media through automated delivery of media along with meta date for post, archive and asset management.
We will take you through the full tool set of Content Agent and show you real world examples of automating all aspects of file output and distribution that will make you more efficient and save you a ton of time!

Advertisers: Digital Signage utilizing automated DVD playlists and delivery to Asset Management Systems

Film Dailies: Completely automated film dailies deliveries through independently visibly water-marked DVD’s through to email and FTP deliveries

Corporate: Communication through moving images has never been more accessible. We will discuss the complications of merging broadcast and computer video standards and how Content Agent makes a complicated task simple.

Education: From application for film school to delivering media for analysis whether it be for football or media studio showreels.

We’ll also showcase “Life in a Day” a Ridley Scott, Google™ sponsored film, featuring consumer based video with no timecode, that was transformed for editing and online delivery for theatrical release

 

WHEN

TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2011 BURBANK (http://bit.ly/fw1NBY)  |Thursday March 10 in Santa Monica (http://bit.ly/gJvZrl)

SESSION 1 10-12PM

SESSION 2 1PM-3PM

SESSION 3 4PM-6PM
(join us for lite snacks & cocktails)

 

Key Code Media’s NAB 2009 Overview

May 7, 2009 Leave a comment

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NAB 2009 was one of the more civilized shows I’ve ever attended.  Plenty of clients, a small amount of curious consumers, shorter cab lines and inexpensive hotel rates.  Here is our synopsis of the key things we were on hand to witness and our opinions of this year’s show and announcements.

 

Avid Technology unveiled their new One Avid strategy combined with a new Avid logo.

Five strategic principles:

Drive customer success

o From enthusiasts to the enterprise

o Fluid, dependable workflows

o Collaborative support

o Avid solutions optimized in an open ecosystem

 

A very positive move is that the companies will be integrated and Media Composer and Protools will be able to exist on the same computer.  The organization is working to improve their business structure and quality.  Overall they are getting better, but after the challenging product life cycle of Adrenaline, not a tough area to improve.  The major announcement was of Avid handling direct support for Final Cut Studio systems connected to Avid MediaNet (Unity) and Avid ISIS.  Although there is some uncertainty of how this will translate to performance, but once is it known, we will post our findings and information.  Avid also showed off the Avid Media Access allowing for a native end to end workflow for XDCam HD.  Key Code Media has the AMA workflow featuring Protools, XDCam HD and Media Composer currently connected to a Unity MediaNet in our Studio City location.

 

StorageDNA introduced their revolutionary DNA solutions as a subscription service. Syncsy ($49.95/mo.) and Portals ($9.95/mo.) allow for peer to peer synchronized workflows.  All features of the SDNA720 are included, allowing a seamless workflow with delta differentiation, SSL encryption, and WAN acceleration.  For more information, click on www.syncsy.com.  The award committees definitely missed out on a hot new workflow which is gaining quick market acceptance.  In addition, ISAN was introduced allowing for SAN synchronizations for $249/mo.

 

AJA unveiled the Ki Pro, which is a Direct ProRes capture from camera to an AJA Ki Pro disk. This product will solve a big problem for JVC, RED and Canon camera users in getting their media into Final Cut Pro.  Product lists for $4000.00 and will be shipping in June. The Ki Pro was awarded the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award, the DV Black Diamond Award, the TV Technology Star Award, and the Videography Magazine Vidy Award at NAB.

 

Facilis premiered version 4.0, a Facilis Shared File System which enables multi-write Virtual Volume access over 8Gbit fibre channel or Ethernet. Volumes are designated as file-level or volume-level through settings in the management tool; these attributes can be changed at any time. 

 

Root6 showed off version 3.5 of Content Agent integrating Blu Ray automation and Red conversions to Avid DNXHD files. 

 

Digital Rapids introduced Touchstream which is the size of a breadbox and delivers from Flash, Silverlight and QuickTime (Darwin server) powered web experiences to IPTV set-top boxes and mobile phones.

 

Editshare introduced Universal Media File technology – a core feature of the Flow product line, which allows a single media file to be used simultaneously by Apple and Avid editors.  Automatic Duck’s Pro Import FCP and Pro Export FCP allow editors to translate bi-directionally between Avid and Final Cut Pro sequences. Now EditShare and Automatic Duck have joined forces to create a special version of Automatic Duck that understands EditShare’s Universal Media Files and how to retrieve information from the Flow database.

 

NLTek was showcased in both Panasonic and Sony’s booths with AI (Auto Ingest), the industry’s first software for fast and efficient moving of MXF media, with your metadata, to local storage in the field or to Avid Interplay or Avid MediaManager based workgroups.  This powerful media management tool takes recorded media from your FieldPak, GFPAK, P2 disk or XDCAM media, transfers it to your computer, then to your Avid MediaNet or ISIS system, and to your editing workstations.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding any products showcased at NAB please contact us at (818) 303-3900 or email: info@keycodemedia.com

Root6 Technology Hosts Red Dailies Workflow Webinar December 11, 2008

December 8, 2008 Leave a comment

Key Code Media recommends for you to attend this seminar, without having to leave your office!  

 

RED Dailies Workflow Webinar – December 11th 

9: 30AM  Pacific Time 

 

Until now there has never been a simple solution for handling RED dailies, but ContentAgent takes what was once a laborious process and makes it ridiculously easy.

1) Connect the transport drive with the R3D media to ContentAgent

2) Apply your workflow!

In just a few clicks you can generate all you dailies deliverables, including:

·          DNxHD 36 MXF files, copied directly to editorial’s SAN 

·          Multiple, uniquely watermarked and bar-coded DVDs complete with menus and slates, burnt and printed using ContentAgents support for Rimage’s powerful publishing products. 

·          High definition H264 QuickTimes uploaded via FTP or rights protected WMV files emailed to a saved distribution list. 

More detailed information about ContentAgent’s RED dailies workflow is available at our website here and in our forthcoming Webinar – see below!

 

See ContentAgent’s RED Dailies Workflow in action from the comfort of your own computer!  We’ll be giving a live demonstration via WebEx web conference, as well as answering your questions. 

To take part in this FREE event please register here

Exclusive Root6 Content Agent Demo: July 9 & July 10, 2008

Key Code Media and Root6 Technology invites you……….to an exclusive demonstration of Content Agent: the field-proven solution for the automated capture, transcoding and distribution of digital media files.

 

This multi-format, multi-standard, multi-resolution workhorse is the perfect complement to production and post production workflows.

With its simple but purpose-designed tools for non-technical operators, ContentAgent will streamline tasks and substantially increase productivity.

 

 

 

 

Appointments available at our Santa Monica location on Wednesday July 9, 2008:

Key Code Media

1004 Santa Monica Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(near Lincoln Blvd-meter parking available)  

Appointments available at our Studio City location Thursday July 10, 2008:

Key Code Media 

11530 Ventura Blvd

Studio City, CA 91604 

(near Tujunga and Colfax-meter and visitor parking available)  

 

Hourly Sessions From 10am-5pm

RSVP at 818-303-3900 or via email: rsvp@keycodemedia.com

 

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Bonus Demo @ Avid User Group Event (Seattle) June 12, 2008

June 5, 2008 2 comments
Good news!
 
We have added an extra bonus to our Avid DX demo on the 12th that you might want to stick around for.
Following the Avid demo we will be showcasing the Root6 Content Agent.
 
Content Agent is a universal automated encoding, transcoding and distribution system. The demonstration will cover DPX
file based workflow and automatic generation of DVD’s from dailies, showreels and client delivery all using automated
workflows directly from an Avid editing station.
 
See how Avid and Content Agent  can work for you! If you have any questions regarding the demonstration feel free to contact us at: (206) 728-4000, otherwise see you next Thursday!
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