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Digitization and Digital Curation: Audiovisual Digitization

Audiovisual Services

Overview:  Audiovisual media are particularly at risk of being lost without appropriate intervention, since not only do the material substrates deteriorate over time, but as formats become obsolete, appropriate playback equipment in working order become harder to obtain and maintain.  We provide digital reformatting and physical conservation services for Emory's collections in the following AV formats:

Moving Image Audio
VHS Cassette
S-VHS Open Reel
Betacam SP DAT
U-matic Phonograph
DVCAM Microcassette
Mini DV CD
Laserdisc
DVD
Film*

*Film reformatting is outsourced and typically grant funded

Digital Reformatting:  Archival quality 4:2:2 Quicktime movies, as well as compressed MPEG-4 use copies

Audio Reformatting:  Archival quality 96 KHz / 24 bit WAVE files, as well as compressed MP3 use copies

Conservation: We perform various repairs of physical damage preventing playback and work to arrest further deterioriation of original media

Audiovisual Equipment

Video Reformatting Station

Video Reformatting

Audio Reformatting Station

Audio Reformatting

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