Indiana University (IU)
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.
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
Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)
With the support of two service providers BR is digitising its 16 and 35 mm film archive during the next ten years. BR will apply VidiCert for Archive Film Scanning QC on the files delivered by the service providers.
Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA)
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.