Topic: audio video & music

PREFORMA @ AMIA 2016 Conference

PREFORMA submitted a poster to the AMIA 2016 conference entitled “PREFORMA and MediaConch: Open Source Tools for Long-term Preservation”. The poster aims to give an overview of the three tools that were created to check whether the PDF, TIFF or FFV1/MKV files adhere to their standard specification, with a main focus on the development of the MediaConch tool and CELLAR standardization activity. Continue reading


The Reel Thing

The Reel Thing addresses current thinking and most advanced practical examples of progress in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation. A special 40th edition of the ongoing technical symposium will take place in Amsterdam on May 28-30, 2017, in conjunction with the EYE International Conference 2017. The event, organised in cooperation with with EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam and the Association of Moving Image Archivists, will focus on the wide range of critical issues facing archivists, technicians, asset managers and curators of image and sound in the current media/digital landscape. Continue reading


IASA 2017 Annual Conference

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives 48th Annual Conference will be hosted on 17-22 September 2017 by the Ethnological Museum in Berlin. IASA 2017 Conference theme is ‘Integration and Innovation: Bringing Workflows and Formats Together in the Digital Era’ and everyone engaged in or curious about the discovery, care, preservation and dissemination of our sound and audiovisual heritage is invited to join. Continue reading


FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2017

The 2017 edition of the FIAT/IFTA World Conference will be organised in October 2017 in Mexico City. FIAT/IFTA’ s annual conference is a unique opportunity to discover the future of the audiovisual domain and its new tendencies and uses, exchange knowledge and experience, and promote the study of any topic relevant to the development and valorisation of audiovisual archives. Continue reading


No Time to Wait! 2

The PREFORMA project and MediaArea are pleased to announce initial details for a 2nd No Time to Wait symposium, hosted by the Österreichisches Filmmuseum – Austrian Film Museum. Members of audiovisual archiving, digital preservation, open media development, and open format standardization communities as well as curious onlookers are welcome to attend, discuss, and present on subjects pertaining to the intersection of open media, standardization, and audiovisual preservation. Continue reading


Augmented reality: enriching culture

Augmented Reality was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well. In the cultural sector, it can be of particular relevance in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art, city planning, for applications in tourism, education, social innovation Continue reading


Heritage Experience, Experiential mobile device for heritage mediation

Heritage Experience gives the public the opportunity to create their own unique and surprising films at the CIUP. It is an initiative within the Smartcity project; a vast programme of reflexion and creation on the concept of the “intelligent city”. Continue reading


EMERGENCES, a Festival for digital arts

Our correspondents from France inform about a biennal international festival dedicated to electronic cultures and emerging artistic forms. Emergences festival presents innovative projects (hybridization of the artistic forms, new writings, scenography and the relationship to public, way of production) by giving a particular attention to the “emergent” artists. Continue reading