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6 things to consider when planning to digitise your videotape, film or audio tape archive.

Digitising your videotape, audio tape or film collection can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if the collection is large. However, if you want to access and preserve your...

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4 important points to consider so you don't endure a digitisation fail like Fairfax Media.

A recent article sheds light on the dubious nature of some digitisation service providers. Fairfax Media recently sent a collection of 8 million still image assets to the US to be...

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What does Washington have to do with audiovisual preservation?

Washington was the host of this year’s IASA conference. Washington is also the home of the world’s largest audiovisual preservation program. I had the privilege to attend and present...

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What are the indicators of poor quality audio digitisation practices?

  It’s an unfortunate reality that not all audio tape digitisation projects result in a high quality outcome. In some cases, the quality you sign up for is not delivered. While...

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3 elements in an audio digitisation workflow that will really impact quality.

Recorded sound collections exist everywhere: oral histories, speeches, concerts, music, language collections, interviews, music and so much more. They are held at universities, schools,...

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation are saving history as they digitise their videotape archive.

It’s always nice to have the opportunity to share some good news and we are really proud of this piece. The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has chosen to work us to digitise, save...

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6 things to consider when planning to digitise your videotape, film or audio tape archive.

Digitising your videotape, audio tape or film collection can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if the collection is large. However, if you want to access and preserve your...

Read More

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4 important points to consider so you don't endure a digitisation fail like Fairfax Media.

A recent article sheds light on the dubious nature of some digitisation service providers. Fairfax Media recently sent a collection of 8 million still image assets to the US to be...

Read More

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What does Washington have to do with audiovisual preservation?

Washington was the host of this year’s IASA conference. Washington is also the home of the world’s largest audiovisual preservation program. I had the privilege to attend and present...

Read More

Share article

What are the indicators of poor quality audio digitisation practices?

  It’s an unfortunate reality that not all audio tape digitisation projects result in a high quality outcome. In some cases, the quality you sign up for is not delivered. While...

Read More

Share article

3 elements in an audio digitisation workflow that will really impact quality.

Recorded sound collections exist everywhere: oral histories, speeches, concerts, music, language collections, interviews, music and so much more. They are held at universities, schools,...

Read More

Share article

The Nelson Mandela Foundation are saving history as they digitise their videotape archive.

It’s always nice to have the opportunity to share some good news and we are really proud of this piece. The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has chosen to work us to digitise, save...

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PARBICA Presentation: Partnerships & Collaboration in Context of Video and Film Preservation

It was my privilege to co-present at this year’s PARBICA Conference held in September at The University of Auckland. The conference title was ‘Footprints in Space and Time’....

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A how to for wet replay when digitising degraded audio tape for preservation.

After my previous post, Tips and tricks for recovering your oral history and sound collections from magnetic audio tape, I wanted to share an interesting experience from a couple of...

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When preparing to digitise your audiovisual collection, get clear on the why.

For any organisation with a film, video or audiotape collection that is considering digitising some or all of its content, one of the first key steps is to clearly think through and...

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IASA publishes IASA-TC 05.

There is an ever-decreasing time window to complete the digitisation process for AV material before the small pool of equipment in operable condition required for the replay of traditional...

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Here are the top 3 factors to consider when prioritising for video digitisation.

The size of investment required to take on a video digitisation projects can grow into many thousand dollars, and that kind of funding isn’t always easy to come by. At the same time,...

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Technology obsolescence or degradation, what's the biggest risk to videotape collections?

AV media is not getting any younger, and one of the big questions we commonly get asked is “what do I need to worry about the most - technology obsolescence or failing media? The...

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Digitise Videotape: Four things you NEED to know about pricing.

Have you ever considered building or renovating a house… Well if you have, you will know it is nearly impossible to get an accurate quote for the cost of building without the details...

PARBICA Presentation: Partnerships & Collaboration in Context of Video and Film Preservation

It was my privilege to co-present at this year’s PARBICA Conference held in September at The University of Auckland. The conference title was ‘Footprints in Space and Time’....

Read More

Share article

A how to for wet replay when digitising degraded audio tape for preservation.

After my previous post, Tips and tricks for recovering your oral history and sound collections from magnetic audio tape, I wanted to share an interesting experience from a couple of...

Read More

Share article

When preparing to digitise your audiovisual collection, get clear on the why.

For any organisation with a film, video or audiotape collection that is considering digitising some or all of its content, one of the first key steps is to clearly think through and...

Read More

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IASA publishes IASA-TC 05.

There is an ever-decreasing time window to complete the digitisation process for AV material before the small pool of equipment in operable condition required for the replay of traditional...

Read More

Share article

Here are the top 3 factors to consider when prioritising for video digitisation.

The size of investment required to take on a video digitisation projects can grow into many thousand dollars, and that kind of funding isn’t always easy to come by. At the same time,...

Read More

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Technology obsolescence or degradation, what's the biggest risk to videotape collections?

AV media is not getting any younger, and one of the big questions we commonly get asked is “what do I need to worry about the most - technology obsolescence or failing media? The...

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