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Standardizing FFV1 and Matroska for Preservation

A 3 day symposium of workshops & presentations on the standardization & use of FFV1 & Matroska in archives

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Hosted by Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin and

Audiovisual Archivists (people who use the formats) +

Developers (people who design the formats) +

Open Standards Working Group (people who write specification for formats)



A FREE three day symposium focused on Matroska and FFV1 for use in digital audiovisual preservation hosted by Deutsche Kinemathek, Zuse Institute Berlin and The event will feature talks, presentations, and working meetings on Matroska, FFV1, and the software, documentation, and use cases associated with these formats. The event will also present on the current state of the IETF’s CELLAR working group’s progress to develop specifications for Matroska and FFV1 as well as efforts to design and extend software in support of these formats. This event provides an opportunity for format inventors, developers, specification authors, and archivists to collaborate and advance audiovisual preservation formats.


Monday, July 18 - Wednesday, July 20


Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

The Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Wikimedia Commons

Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin

Zuse Institute Berlin

The Zuse Institute Berlin, Wikimedia Commons

Takustraße 7, 14195 Berlin

*Parts of the workshop will also be accessible remotely

Registration: Registration is now closed, as we have reached capacity. If you are still interested in attending, you may sign up via the waiting list form (it’s free!).

Hotel: We recommend nearby Motel One. Hotel Website Map


To view a more comprehensive schedule, please click here

To sign up to give a lightning talk or a workshop/demonstration, please click here

The schedule of the event is under development, if you have an idea for the agenda item or presentation on FFV1 and/or Matroska or audiovisual digital preservation, please feel welcome to contact for your ideas or share thoughts via comments on our working document.

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The MediaConch project and this symposium has received funding from PREFORMA, co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme.