References

Indiana University (IU)

Film Scanning QC

 

As a major part in Indiana University’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI) IU is digitising between 2018 and 2020 25.000 film rolls (in total 12.500 hours) of 16 and 35 mm film with the support of the service provider Sony Memnon. Indiana University is applying VidiCert for Archive Film Scanning QC and Content QC on the digitised films with a throughput of up to 35 hours per day.

“By using VidiCert, the MDPI project gains thorough quality control on all digitized films, reducing our budgeted manual QC costs and maintaining our timeline for the Bicentennial,” said Carla Arton, MDPI director of technical operations, film. “The automatic defect-detection capabilities for film material will enable our QC staff to efficiently and strategically navigate the results of the automatic detection stage. Segments with defects will be identified and verified with minimal effort.”

Dennis Cromwell, MDPI executive director, said, “In addition to MDPI creating greater access to IU collections, it is important that the initiative create preservation masters that are a true reproduction of the original film. VidiCert enables us to minimize the risk of having major defects or issues created by the digitisation process.

Austrian Public Broadcaster (ORF)

Video Digitisation QC and Content QC

 

The ORF is migrating 600,000 BETACAM and IMX digital tapes with a total of 330,000 hours of content between 2015 and 2025. VidiCert Archive Video Digitisation QC and Content QC is applied with a throughput of up to 180 hours per day.

"The advantage for the ORF is the speed at which the video defect detection is completed and the reduced time for operator intervention. Of particular interest was the job-time optimization – enabling us to trade-off human effort against verification accuracy." Christoph Bauer, ORF Archive

"We integrated VidiCert seamlessly into our existing workflows. JOANNEUM RESEARCH additionally implemented a purpose built line dropout detector for VidiCert that is able to find signal dropouts with sub-line runtime in video files to solve our specific issues." Roman Meßmer, ORF Technical Conception

Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA)

Video Digitisation QC

Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv is migrating Digital BETACAM video tapes with an automated tape ingest solution to files. DRA is applying VidiCert for Archive Video Digitisation QC on the files delivered by the automated tape ingest solution.

“By using VidiCert we are able to detect Digital BETACAM dropouts with high accuracy. Even frames with only a few defected blocks visible, which would easily be overseen in a manual QC approach, can be detected reliably by VidiCert.” Hinnerk Gehrckens, DRA Head of Audio & Video Technology.

 

Integration Partners

AtoS, based in Vienna, offers a broad range of IT and media related services. They provide to ORF a digitisation service for 600.000 video tapes over a period of 10 years including VidiCert Archive Video Digitisation QC and Content QC.

NOA, a Vienna based solution provider for audiovisual archives, integrates VidiCert with their ActLINE and FRAMELector products for Archive Video Digitisation QC and Content QC applications.

HS-ART, a Graz based solution provider for digital film and video restoration, integrates VidiCert with its DIAMANT Film-Restoration products in Archive Film Digitisation QC and Production QC applications.

Cube-Tec, a Bremen based solution provider for audiovisual archives, integrates VidiCert with its CubeWorkflow solution for Archive Video Digitisation QC, Content QC and Production QC applications.

Vintage Cloud, a Copenhagen based film scanning solution and service provider, integrated VidiCert with its Steenbeck Digitizer workflow for Archive Film Digitisation QC applications.

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