AEC Film Preservation Workshop

Reto Kromer

Photograph by Rachael Stoeltje

The AEC Film Preservation Workshop, co-organised by FIAF and the Thai Film Archive, took place from the 19th to the 23rd of June 2017 at the Thai Film Archive in Salaya, Thailand.


Practical Sessions

Exercise Files


Media Handling

Film Identification

Video Identification

Media Storage

AMIA Open Source

  • ffmprovisr – Repository of useful FFmpeg command lines for archivists.
  • Analog Inspection – List of analog media inspection templates/forms.
  • Open Workflows – List of open workflows and resources for audio-visual archiving.
  • Time-based media art resources – Resources on the care and preservation of software-based art and media art.
  • vrecord – An open-source video capture tool for archivists.
  • audiorecorder – A free tool for the calibration and recording of analog audio signals.
  • The Cable Bible – A guide to cables and connectors used for audiovisual technicians.
  • LTOpers – Scripts for doing stuff with LTFS.

Open-Source Software

A Proposal

Additional Bibliography

  • Diana Weynand and Vance Piccin with Marcus Weise: How Video Works. From Broadcast to the Cloud. Third Edition. Focal Press, New York NY and Oxon 2016
  • Blain Brown: The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging. For Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians and Camera Assistants. Focal Press, New York NY and Oxon 2015