Version 3.7 of ContentAgent, Root6 Technology’s file-based workflow management and orchestration system, will be on show at IBC2017. New features allow further interoperability with Avid ecosystems, including enhanced automation of deliverables from Avid Media Composer with a new ‘Send to ContentAgent’ feature, built directly into the Export Tool. The user can select a sequence (or clip), add custom metadata, select and kick off a ContentAgent automated workflow direct from within the Media Composer user interface (without having to first export into in a different wrapper or format).
In addition, ContentAgent can also detect clips or sequences dropped into an Interplay folder and initiate an automated workflow, and read native Avid media files direct from shared storage, saving time by not having to perform intermediate file re-wrapping or transcoding.
Off-the-shelf Nvidia GPUs can now be used by ContentAgent’s RED camera card processing to perform accelerated debayering of R3D files. This is said to provide a lower cost alternative to using a RED Rocket card for processing.
Reading and writing 16-bit DPX sequences is now supported for mastering. The ability to also write and read 16-bit Open EXR files has also been added to ContentAgent, allowing users to create high-quality mezzanine formats.
Finally, users can upload files to Amazon S3 as part of an automated workflow.
Stand number: 7.E21