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Presto4U Workshop - December 2013

Presentation of the Film Collections and Filmmakers Community of Practice by Thomas Christensen at the Presto4U Workshop ‘Digital Audiovisual Preservation in Communities of Practice: Learn, Collaborate and Share’. Including current problems and issues with an analysis of weak and strong needs regarding preservation and access; how interaction and collaboration can develop innovative solutions.

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Webinar - 27 May 2014

Creation of Master Archive Package - December 2013

This recorded webinar describes the process of creating a MAP (Master Archive package) JPEG2000 archival element in the Fraunhofer JPEG2000 software suite and discusses the benefits and drawback of this process and the use of MAPs as a standard for the preservation of digital film. While DCP (Digital Cinema Package) is a universally adopted format for digital film distribution, many film archives preserve master elements as digital source masters in DPX or TIFF, while MAP is less widely adopted, despite being an actual well described standard.

Presto4U Workshop - september 22 - 23, 2014

Digital AV Archiving Workflows; Digitisation, Ingest, Preservation, Conversion, and Delivery

The workshop did bring together a group of experts involved with digital AV masters, their creation, storage and delivery. Through presentations of real cases, the workshop gave an opportunity to learn about the technical and practical details of AV preservation and engage with experts in the field. Emphasis were given to the complex workflows required in digital master management and the practical implementation of storage and delivery solutions.

The workshop did focus on digital film and AV master handling and management, and therefore predominantly addresses the issues of the Presto 4U Film Collections and Filmmakers community. The workshop were also of relevance to the Presto 4U communities of video and post production, broadcasters and footage sale archives.

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The Presto4U project receives funding from the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project will run from 1 January 2013 till 31 December 2014.