3sixtymedia, ITV’s production facility at MediaCityUK has standardised on ROOT6 Technology’s ContentAgent file-based management and automation system for its expanded transcoding farm. The facility now deploys two ContentAgents running on HP Z820 workstations with a further two JobAgents – affordable render nodes – utilising SuperMicro blade servers.

Tachyon, the highly acclaimed software from Cinnafilm, is a plug in for ContentAgent’s transcoding engine which provides motion compensated frame rate conversion as an alternative to expensive legacy hardware alternatives requiring clunky returns to baseband. 3sixtymedia uses this option for converting U.S. clip compilations sourced at 59.94i into 50i for inclusion in programming for UK broadcast.

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