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MediaConch Newsletter No. 1 (9 Oct 2015)

MediaConch Newsletter No. 1 (9 Oct 2015) Hello!  Welcome to the MediaConch Newsletter. Here we’ll be providing regular updates on all aspects of the MediaConch project. MediaConch is part of the PREFORMA (PREServation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) project, co-funded by the European Commission under the FP7-ICT programme. Learn more about MediaConch here.  MediaConch Release Notes September’s… [continue]

Announcing MediaTrace!

Announcing MediaTrace: A Comprehensive Architecture Report for AudioVisual Data MediaInfo is pleased to announce the first public release of MediaTrace, a new reporting feature for documenting the structure and contents of digital files with a particular concentration on audiovisual data. A complementary tool of MediaInfo that summarizes a file's significant characteristics, MediaTrace offers comprehensive… [continue]

Interview with Christopher Kummer

Interview with Christopher Kummer Date: 12/23/2014 Interviewers: Dave, Jerome, Tessa D: Why does NOA recommend FFV11 for a few large scale projects? C: We were one of the first companies asking for 96khz and 24-bit linear PCM. And that was regarded as crazy. We were quite alone on the market, and now it's become standard. At that time, the BWF extension of the specification was in the hands of a few… [continue]

Interview with Ian Henderson

Interview with Ian Henderson Date: 12/23/2014 Interviewers: Dave, Jerome, Tessa D: Describe your background research into FFV1 and Matroska? I: Collection of HDCam and HDCam SR tapes for one particular job. It was open at the time as to how we were going to transfer these to digital files. Looked at lossy compressions, various other formats, but it seemed if we're going to try and capture as much information… [continue]

Interview with Hermann Lewetz and Peter Bubestinger

Interview with Hermann Lewetz and Peter Bubestinger Date: 12/16/2014 Interviewers: Dave, Erik, Tessa Dave: why did you decide to use FFV1 and not Matroska? Hermann: We started with MXF and jpeg2000, and then we realized we couldn't use these without having machine to write to the format. We didn't want to use a format that was dependent on a vendor. We wanted to use something where we we had access… [continue]

Interview with George Blood

Interview with George Blood Date: 12/16/2014 Interviewers: Dave, Erik E: How is LPCM currently used at your facility? G: We encounter LPCM in a variety of different ways. The most obvious example is when we perform the migration of analog audio recordings. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the analog materials we encounter are migrated to 96kHz/24-bit digital files with LPCM encoded data. In these files… [continue]