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Flying down to Rio

The BBC and Spanish state broadcaster RTVE used Root6 Technology’s ContentAgent to ingest into Avid Interlay PAM environments during the Rio Olympics. ContentAgent, Root6’s workflow management and automation tool, is an Avid Platform Certified system.

Footage from the Olympic venues and camera card media was transcoded into various Avid formats for editing and archiving. Both broadcasters also used ContentAgent’s frame rate conversion as part of the ingest workflow, facilitated by integration with Tachyon software from Cinnafilm.

This delivered motion compensated HD clips from 60i to 50i and 50i to 60i.

In Rio, the BBC also used six CardAgent systems for automated ingest and job preparation; the broadcaster already has experience with the system, having deployed multiple ContentAgents at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Root6 also reported that Timeline Television purchased its third ContentAgent system, for use in a BT Sport compliance workflow based on Reach Engine, the asset management system from Levels Beyond.

ContentAgent, with two JobAgents, will be used within the workflow to automate tasks including QC and transcoding into various formats for Avid editorial and viewing.