Re: Digital Video format for archives.

From: Gary Thomas (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 25 2008 - 05:54:45 PDT

LUX's guide to archiving - Keep Moving Image - is a very good
resource -

Written by William Fowler, now Artists' Film and Video Curator at the
British Film Institute National Archive.

On 25 Sep 2008, at 13:18, Steve Polta wrote:

> Hi Matthew. I don't want to slag on frameworkers but if your
> collection is really valuable you might want to make contact with
> someone on the archival community about this. For a job like this
> to be done right, there probably should be some additional steps in
> your workflow, for example one would probably want to create hi-
> quality lossless digital preservation masters and then create DVD
> access copies. You'd probably want to keep the masters (and
> originals) in the care of an archives that specializes in media
> preservation. There are tons of papers and procedures out there and
> it can be overwhelming trying to take it all in; it might not even
> be worth your time trying to grok it all. I only have a passing
> conversational familiarity with procedures but I know that there
> are plenty of things that can go wrong in this process that it
> might not be best to try to do it all yourself. Depending on the
> historical/cultural value of the collection you would
> possibly do best by contracting the services of an film/video
> archivist to advice you and possibly manage this process. I would
> recommend looking at (the website of the
> Association of Moving Image Archivists) for resources. They have
> their own listserv as well. It sounds like an interesting valuable
> collection. You really do not want to be putting it in danger or
> compromising its (cultural) value by doing a poor preservation job.
> Feel free to contact me if you want to talk about this more.
> Steve Polta
> --- On Wed, 9/24/08, Matthew Geiger <email suppressed>
> wrote:
>> From: Matthew Geiger <email suppressed>
>> Subject: Digital Video format for archives.
>> To: email suppressed
>> Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 11:23 AM
>> Hello Everyone-
>> I have to transfer about 50 3//4 inch tapes which will end
>> up on DVD, we are planning on donating the tapes to a
>> university or museum after we archive (they are the raw
>> interview footage of hiroshima survivors from the
>> 1980's).
>> For our own archives we are planning on dumping to dvd
>> and collectively know very little about digital
>> archiving. If any one has any suggestions about file
>> formats, brands of archival media etc.we would gretaly
>> appreciate your advice.
>> thanks
>> Matt
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