26 March 2014 | On 6 March 2014 the first project review meeting with the European Commission took place in the Tate Modern. The work package leaders presented the year one results and as part of the review Pip Laurenson (Tate) organised a trip to the Tate Modern Archive Centre to see the current ingest, transcoding and digitising operations for the long term preservation of their high value video art collections.
After successfully completing the year 1 review, work has begun for the assessment of additional research outputs in year 2. We have started to refine the assessment criteria based on the lessons learnt from the year 1 assessments and are making improvements to the methodology. Work on creating a concrete dataset for Presto4U has also begun and the licence terms for the distribution of this content will soon be negotiated. We will be conducting a second tech watch at NAB 2014.
Work on the software tools catalogue is well underway. The team has been responding to results from the software tools catalogue survey to create a catalogue that responds to the needs of the audiovisual community, and we plan to launch the catalogue in the very near future. The Standard Register continues to develop and grow. A recent collaborative partnership with APARSEN aims to foster interoperability across projects.
On March 10th, the third Presto4U webinar took place “Expressing Preservation Requirements on Audiovisual Collections”. Carlo Meghini (CNR-ISTI) gave an introduction to expressing digital preservation requirements in the context of audiovisual collections, with a special emphasis on the approach followed by the Presto4U project. The fourth webinar "Exchange of Video Assets - Best Practices and Standards in Different Organisations" took place on March 25 and was presented by Peter Holm Lindgaard (TV2) with co-presenters Joan Leese (Managing Director of VET Post-Production and Training UK) and Dimitri Traas and Marco Van Norel (Infostrada, Netherlands). The webinars are recorded and will soon be available online for playback. In the meantime we continue to work on future webinars.
About the Project
Presto4U is a two-year project supported by a core network of 14 PrestoCentre members. The project aims to identify useful results of research into digital audiovisual preservation and to raise awareness and improve the adoption of these both by technology and service providers as well as media owners. Read more