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An Overview of the Archive Challenge


Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

An Overview of the Archive Challenge

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SMPTE-NY June 2013 Meeting

An Overview of the Archive Challenge

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Archive used to be the worry of big film studios and TV networks, but current production and delivery pipelines where digital assets move on and off flash media and spinning disks have pushed archive issues to the forefront.


Iris & B.Gerald Cantor Film Center

New York University

36 East 8th Street, New York, NY

(between University Place & Greene Street)

Subway Stations:  A C E,  B D F V,  N R W,  1 ,  6

5:30 reception on first floor 

6:30 event start time  

8:30 end event

Guests and Non Members Welcome!  Refreshments will be served!


Produced by Bruce Follmer, ABC; Robin Schanzenbach, NYU


Joe Beirne of Technicolor/Postworks will give a snapshot of the challenges of wrangling media and metadata from digital acquisition through post and on to archive.


Doug Hynes of StorageDNA will decode the buzz about LTO, exploring new workflows enabled by LTFS and beyond.


Merrill Weiss, Chairman of SMPTE's working group on AXF will outline its structure and show how we might craft a sustainable approach to storage of our media assets in a world of rapidly changing digital technology.


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When & Where

Iris & B.Gerald Cantor Film Center NYU
36 E 8th St.
New York, NY

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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