Can movies and TV shows be successfully archived on DNA? That question has been raised by an ad hoc working group of the international JPEG Committee. While that and many other questions remain unanswered, one thing is known: researchers recently stored an episode of the German Netflix TV series Biohackers on DNA.
There will be a virtual ribbon cutting on Wednesday, January 27, highlighting the donation of the historic Michelson Cinema Research Library to the Internet Archive. At that time Lillian Michelson, 92, will unveil the first phase of her new digital collection. The Internet Archive’s founder and digital librarian, Brewster Kahle will also participate.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists conference committee is asking for proposal submissions for sessions, posters, and workshops for the AMIA Spring 2021 online conference, which is scheduled for April 13-16.
Assimilate today announced an update of their Live Assist and Live Looks on-set software, which enables a first in highly efficient, streamlined on-set workflows at unprecedented price/performance value for video assist and digital image technician live grading functions. Also included is newly added support for AJA and Blackmagic routers, as well as integrated NDI output among other highly anticipated features.
Matt Scott has joined media and entertainment storage company GB Labs to further develop the company’s presence in the Americas. As solutions architect and pre-sales engineer, Scott will be based in California, and work with both resellers and end users.
At this year’s Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, a special Keystone award — only the second one bestowed in the organization’s 30-year history — was presented to Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation for 30 years of exceptional work in the area of preservation.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the organization, four keynote speakers have been named for this year’s annual conference of the Association of Moving Images Archivists, which will be held online November 17-20.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists will present four awards during its annual conference this week, which is being held online November 17-20. The awards will be presented to the individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of preservation.
Canal+ Group and the Kudelski Group have shut down a piracy organization based in Canton of Vaud in the Lake Geneva region that delivered French-speaking on-demand content to thousands of customers. It is the first piracy shutdown of its kind in Switzerland. The operation is the result of a criminal complaint from Canal+ Group and Nagra, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group, to the Vaud Police, which led the effort with the support of Europol, the law enforcement agency of the European Union, and Eurojust, the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation.
QSC has announced a Q-SYS plugin that allows users to discover and control Christie Series 2 digital cinema projectors within the QSC Ecosystem. The new plugin enables automated functionality within Q-SYS. The plugin mirrors what is displayed on the projector touch panel, including channel, power, lamp, douser, test pattern, and lens adjustments, along with key status indicators.