Tag: audiovisual

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Interview with Brendan Coates

This is the seventh in a series of interviews with people using MediaConch within their institutions. Brendan is AudioVisual Digitization Technician at the University of California. He is using MediaConch both on the raw XDCAM captures, to make sure that they’re appropriate inputs to the ingest script, and on the outputs, to make sure the script is functioning correctly. Continue reading


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Interview with Ben Turkus and Genevieve Havemeyer-King of NYPL

This is the sixth in a series of interviews with people using MediaConch within their institutions. Ben and Geneve work in the Audio and Moving Image Preservation Unit at at New York Public Library. MediaConch is an integral part of the Quality Control workflow to reformat audio and moving image research collections and specific policies have been created to this purpose. Continue reading


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Call for papers VIEW Journal: Audiovisual Data in Digital Humanities

Considering the relevance of audiovisual material as perhaps the biggest wave of data to come in the near future (Smith, 2013, IBM prospective study) its relatively modest position within the realm of Digital Humanities conferences is remarkable. The objective of … Continue reading


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Interview with Julia Kim

Julia Kim is the Digital Assets Specialist at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. So far, she has primarily used MediaConch to create reports for new and incoming born-digital video from the Civil Rights History Project and the DPX files from digitizing celluloid film. Continue reading


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Interview with Marion Jaks

Marion is a video archivist at the Austrian Mediathek, the Austrian video and sound archive. Her main area of work is the digitization of analogue videos and quality control of video files entering the digital archive. The main use case for MediaConch is to check if files that were produced outside of the default workflow procedure meet the policy for the archival master. Continue reading


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VIEW Journal Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with New Interface

VIEW Journal started five years ago as the first peer-reviewed, multimedia and open access e-journal in its field. The online open access journal now has a fresh new look. Its new interface makes reading and navigation easier. More importantly, it … Continue reading


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MediaConch Newsletter #10 – June 2017

We are pleased to announce the progress we’ve made this year. There are new updates to MediaConch that expand its capabilities, user stories to share, and new events related to implementation checking and the standardization of open audiovisual formats. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to join our community, be involved in our usability testing and integrate the software in your workflow! Continue reading


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Archivematica Mediaconch integration webinar

Have a look at the video recording of the webinar given by MediaArea and Artefactual to promote the recent integration of MediaConch into Archivematica software. During the webinar, Dave Rice and Natalie Cadranel gave a demonstration of MediaConch, followed by a demo by Sarah Romkey of the implementation in Archivematica so far. Continue reading


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Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video

During late July 2016, Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer delivered two workshops at Tate Britain in London on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video. Have a look at the blog post published by Ana Ribeiro on PERICLES Blog which reports on the result of these workshops. Continue reading


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MediaConch Newsletter #8 – Oct. 2016

What’s new in MediaConch 16.09, the latest release of the conformance checker for audiovisual files now available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal, the next appointments where you can meet MediaArea.net team (among which IPRES 2016 and the PREFORMA Experience Workshop in Berlin) and much more on this October release of the MediaConch newsletter. Continue reading