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MediaConch at IASA

The MediaConch Presentation at IASA In late September, Herman Lewetz of the Österreichische Mediathek presented a paper on behalf of the MediaArea team at the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) 46th Annual Conference in Paris. The presentation focused on ongoing standardization efforts and archival adoption of Matroska and FFV1 and detailed the components of the MediaConch… [continue]

Interview with Christopher Kummer

Interview with Christopher Kummer Date: 12/23/2014 Interviewers: Dave, Jerome, Tessa D: Why does NOA recommend FFV11 for a few large scale projects? C: We were one of the first companies asking for 96khz and 24-bit linear PCM. And that was regarded as crazy. We were quite alone on the market, and now it's become standard. At that time, the BWF extension of the specification was in the hands of a few… [continue]

Interview with Ian Henderson

Interview with Ian Henderson Date: 12/23/2014 Interviewers: Dave, Jerome, Tessa D: Describe your background research into FFV1 and Matroska? I: Collection of HDCam and HDCam SR tapes for one particular job. It was open at the time as to how we were going to transfer these to digital files. Looked at lossy compressions, various other formats, but it seemed if we're going to try and capture as much information… [continue]

Interview with Hermann Lewetz and Peter Bubestinger

Interview with Hermann Lewetz and Peter Bubestinger Date: 12/16/2014 Interviewers: Dave, Erik, Tessa Dave: why did you decide to use FFV1 and not Matroska? Hermann: We started with MXF and jpeg2000, and then we realized we couldn't use these without having machine to write to the format. We didn't want to use a format that was dependent on a vendor. We wanted to use something where we we had access… [continue]

Interview with George Blood

Interview with George Blood Date: 12/16/2014 Interviewers: Dave, Erik E: How is LPCM currently used at your facility? G: We encounter LPCM in a variety of different ways. The most obvious example is when we perform the migration of analog audio recordings. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the analog materials we encounter are migrated to 96kHz/24-bit digital files with LPCM encoded data. In these files… [continue]