Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India


The 3rd Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India,
co-organised by the Film Heritage Foundation and FIAF,
took place at Prasad Studios in Chennai, India, from 7th to 14th October 2017.


Practical Session

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.

A Proposal

Additional Bibliography

  • Ray Edmondson: Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles. 3rd Edition, Unesco, Paris 2016
  • 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
  • Angela Dappert, Rebecca Squire Guenther and Sébastien Peyrard (Editors): Digital Preservation Metadata for Practitioners. Implementing PREMIS. Springer, Cham 2016
  • Agathe Jarczyk, Reto Kromer, Yves Niederhäuser and David Pfluger: Digital Archiving of Film and Video: Principles and Guidance, Version 1.1, Memoriav, Bern 2017