AV Preservation Resources
Use Video Transfer’s AV preservation resources to help prepare your next preservation project.
Download Tools for Migrating Collections
A full list of the video, audio and film formats Video Transfer routinely archives.
An inventory of audiovisual assets should accompany the assets throughout the transfer process. This sample manifest can serve as a template.
Sample Manifest xls
This spreadsheet will calculate how much hard drive space is required to store audiovisual files based on the run-time of the stored content and its file types. Two versions of the calculator are provided as separate worksheets. One calculator uses the same run-time for all file types while the second calculator accepts a separate run-time for each file type.
A helpful glossary for audiovisual archiving.
Topics Related to Audiovisual Archiving
An important part of audiovisual archiving is the conversion of legacy audiovisual content from an analog to a digital form. This discussion compares these two classes of technology and describes how their characteristics affect audiovisual archiving.
Composite video is a clever combination of color and black & white information. Component video keeps these two image components separate. Proper handling of each type of video is essential when optimizing preserved video quality.
Several common audiovisual archiving problems are associated with the magnetic recording tape used by video recorders. Awareness of these concerns may help archivists prioritize their migration plans as well as detect and mitigate problems as they occur.
Helpful information on how to estimate the runtime of unmarked 1/4″ reel-to-reel audio recordings.
Audiovisual Digitization and Reformatting for Preservation
Preserve content from a wide variety of legacy audiovisual media types.
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