Migrating tape archives into the digital future
Television archives are an important part of our society’s collective memory and contain unique testimonies of world history. But outdated storage media, such as videotapes, are subject to constant decay.
Atos is one of the world’s leading service providers in content digitization services. Our customers benefit from our end-to-end approach. Our Competence Center specialists in Vienna, together with our partner NOA, support our customers throughout the entire project, from consulting and project management to quality control and assurance of digitized content.
Atos digitizes 600,000 equaling to
shelves of Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) archive
Why choose Atos Content Digitization?
Ensure quality and accessibility of content while reducing costs
Digitization ensures quality and preserves content for the future
Digitized archives improve accessibility. Speed up editorial work
Consumers benefit from simplified access to content
Reduced costs for storage and media content production processes
Steps for content digitization
In order not to disrupt the daily workflow, a well-thought-out logistics concept is essential.
Check-out: Atos ensures an optimized mix of content to create a balanced load. A special process ensures the completeness of tapes.
For transport (acc. IASA TC05), the tapes are professionally packed & protected.
Check-in: By using Barcodes, Atos trigger metadata transfer & register tapes
Atos uses technology from our partner NOA, like NOA Frame Lector™, NOA VTRi™, to deliver optimal results. Through a powerful 2-step cleaning process, the source material is optimally prepared for digitization. Our specialists detect transfer issues and can minimize them within the ingest process.
In addition to the technical quality assurance, Atos has the know-how to identify digital and analog errors in image and sound in a highly specialized process with the help of the products of its partner, JOANNEUM. This process also includes detailed documentation and categorization of the errors found, which can be transferred in the customer’s Media Asset Management (MAM), including corresponding time codes.
Atos specialists perform a final manual check in the customer’s MAM of all delivered content in terms of existing and generated metadata (name, length, audio, and video format).
This ensures that consumers ultimately enjoy the best possible quality.
The broadcast and media industry continues to shift, driven by changing consumer behaviors and rapid technological change. Access to high-quality content is more important than ever as channels and platforms proliferate and choice for consumers keeps growing.
For Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), the Austrian national public service broadcaster, it was time to end the costly and unproductive cycle of continual media format migrations.
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