Open-Source Tools and Resources for Audio-Visual Archives

Abstract

The class begins with an introduction on file formats. Building on this the students will practically explore free and open-source software, such as FFmpeg (for in-depth file transformation), QCTools (for quality control), AEO-Light (for sound extraction from optical tracks) and DCP-o-matic (for DCP encoding and file extraction), as well as various media players.

Resources on infrastructure and workflows for film and video digitisation will be presented and discussed, taking account especially of solutions which can be implemented in difficult environments at little expense.

An overview on data preservation and migration, as well as disaster planning and recovery, will round off this class.

Lectures

Tuesday 1st June, two sessions at 15:00–16:30 and 17:00–18:30

Wednesday 2nd June, two sessions at 15:00–16:30 and 17:00–18:30

Thursday 3rd June, two sessions at 15:00–16:30 and 17:00–18:30

Friday 4th June, two sessions at 15:00–16:30 and 17:00–18:30

Wednesday 9th June, two sessions at 15:00–16:30 and 17:00–18:30

Free and Open-Source Software

Media Players
Metadata Extraction
File Transformations
The Missing Piece of Software
Quality Control
Policy Implementer, Checker, Reporter and Fixer
Optical Sound Extraction
DCP Encoder (and Player)

Bibliography


2021-06-09