Digest: Film Scanning considerations

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Type: 
Digest
Author: 
PrestoCentre
Year: 
2011
Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Tags: 
Compression, File formats, Film, Mass digitisation, Scanning, HD
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This PrestoCentre digest summarises the considerations and decisions made for a large film scanning operation by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Sound and Vision guarantees the sustainable preservation of the Dutch national audiovisual heritage and makes it accessible to professionals, educational institutes and the general public.

The considerations presented by the authors (Tom de Smet and Harm Jan Triemstra) are of most relevance to collections with large quantities of 16mm film to be digitised within time and budget constraints. The project describes an approach to digitising 3000 hours per year, meaning more than six million feet per year of 16mm film.

This PrestoCentre Digest is based on the original Technical Report written by Tom de Smet and Harm Jan Triemstra. The original Technical Report can be downloaded here.