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Monday, September 30 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision audio digitization system: A case study

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The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Beeld en Geluid) in Hilversum is one of the largest audio-visual archives in Europe. The largest part of this aural heritage consists of analog quarter-inch tapes, R-DAT cassettes and records. As part of the public contract Images for the Future, Sound and Vision has transferred more than 100.000 hours of Dutch broadcast audio from various legacy carrier to mass storage systems. QUADRIGA and Cube-Workflow systems from Cube-Tec have been used since 2009 to secure the media quality in the migration process. In addition, the annual ingest targets could be exceeded. The system has been recently updated to optimize the transfer of R-DATs, shellacs and vinyl records. This presentation will give insight into the project from different perspectives and illustrate how this large-scale digitization project could be finished within the targeted time frame and calculated budget. Various aspects of the project will be discussed, starting with the decision to use technical observation methods to enable parallel ingest, special challenges while working with R-DATs and experience how QC tools can support the digitization of records. The presentation will be jointly held by a representative from the collection forming department at Sound and Vision, describing the task from the user's point of view, and by a representative of the manufacturer of the system, explaining the technical layout of the selected solution.

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Tom Lorenz

Managing Partner, Cube-Tec International
Tom Lorenz studied sound engineering in Berlin from 1987 to 1993. After receiving his degree as Diplom-Tonmeister he worked as support engineer for an audio restoration system. From 1995 to 2002 he was employed as a project engineer for international sound and radio studio installations.In... Read More →

Monday September 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm BST
Theatre 2