Archiving

AMIA Broadens Focus on Education with Launch of Archiving Webinar Series

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 13:51 -- Nick Dager

The Association of Moving Image Archivists will unveil a series of online webinars this month, expanding its educational offerings on media preservation, and providing introduction of these important topics to the broader library and archive communities as well as the general public. AMIA Online will launch the first three-webinar series in September, and address digital formats and storage, as well as best practices for personal and small audiovisual archives.

Codex, Vision Research Working on Phantom Flex4K Workflow

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:47 -- Nick Dager

Codex has announced that it is working with Vision Research to provide a robust workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post-production and archiving.

MTI Film Restores John Wayne Classic North to Alaska for Twentieth Century Fox

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 16:44 -- Nick Dager

MTI Film recently completed an all-new digital restoration of North to Alaska, Twentieth Century Fox’s 1960 comedy starring John Wayne. Employing proprietary technology and image processing techniques, MTI Film scanned the original 35mm cut negative at 4K before putting the film through an intensive restoration process to address faded color, Newton rings, dirt, scratches and many other defects. MTI Film ultimately delivered fully restored 4K files to produce a new 35mm negative for long-term preservation, along with a 4K DCP Master and high definition masters in a variety of aspect ratios.

Side by Side Documentary to be Archived on Kodak Film

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 14:48 -- Nick Dager

Producers Keanu Reeves and Justin Szlasa have chosen to create a film element of their feature documentary Side by Side on Kodak Vision 3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254. This intermediate post-production step will also provide the producers with a master for making 35mm film prints. The 2254 will then be archived at the Academy Film Archive, which is providing substantial and instrumental support to preserve this culturally significant exploration into the evolution of digital and film formats.

New Report Tracks America’s Endangered Silent-Film Heritage

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:51 -- Nick Dager

The Library of Congress today unveiled The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929, the first comprehensive survey of American feature films that survived the silent era of motion pictures. Previous documentation established that nearly 11,000 (10,919) silent feature films of American origin were released from 1912 through 1929. There was, however, no definitive, systematic study on how many of these films still existed and where any surviving elements were located in the world’s leading film archives and private collections.

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