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Track 4: Digitising Video: Digital Capture and Processing of Videos at Archival Standard

Code: HDC008

Presenter: Alastair Mason

Venue: Computer Lab 4

Date: Wednesday April 3, 2013 – Friday April 5, 2013

Duration: 3 days

Style: Workshop, participants hands on with equipment

Participants: 6

Prerequisite: Digital Imaging Essentials

Cost: R4,995 (ex VAT)

Alastair Mason is the Technical Manager for Doxa Productions (http://www.doxa.co.za/) and has been intimately involved in the Visual History Archive (http://www.visualhistoryexplorer.com/). He brings to participants significant experience in running video digitisation projects and teaching video digitisation.

What content will be covered?

This masterclass will cover the basics of working with analogue video, including the identification and understanding of the various video formats. We will look at problems and solutions for the processing of this analogue material following archive standards. The masterclass will include hands-on exercises of processing various analogue formats and converting them to digital files. It will also involve training in capturing metadata associated with video such that the records become searchable.

What will I gain?

You will gain a solid introduction to video archives and the processes required to digitise video at an archival standard. You will also gain hard skills in how to prepare, clean, repair and digitise videos that are potentially damaged and currently unrecoverable. You will also learn how to capture relevant metadata associated with the digital files.

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