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Sep112011

Preservation Project In Full Swing

After countless months of research, testing and comparing between the various methods and vendors for video digitization, and also creating a quality control and storage system, we are now in full swing of the video preservation project.

This video presents the first batch leaving our facilities for digitization including the preliminary stage to our 3-stage video preservation process, plus a glimpse of our visit to the digitization firm in Cranberry Pennsylvania where we got to see our first batch being digitized.

 

Video Preservation Stages

Preliminary stage - Entry of tape info into project database.

Stage 1 - Digitization

Stage 2 - Quality Control

Stage 3 - Storage and Backup 

 

Preliminary stage

Entering the required technical info of the tape into the project’s database and confirming that a corresponding label is tagged to it.

Info entered-

Tape ID

Tape format

Tape length

Recorded speed

Externaly visible tape condition

With this screen we enter basic media info into the project's database

Once that’s done we safely package all the tapes into totes and notify the digitizing firm which tapes (ID’s and formats) are included in the shipment and they should expect, once they receive the shipment they confirm that the shipment indeed matches the description we’ve sent them and all the tapes were received, now they can go on to starting the digitization process.

In future posts we will present the 3 stages in detail

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