AV Digitisation and Digital Preservation TechWatch Report #02

Through the development of communities of practice during 2013, the Presto4U project has gathered information regarding the shape and scale of technical challenges faced by the audiovisual archiving community. In parallel, we have taken a deep dive into the technology supply side to gather information on products in the market today to see where research is heading that will hopefully solve the challenges that continue to exist.

This second TechWatch Report has been written by Members of the PrestoCentre involved in the Presto4U project and was compiled through meetings they had with specialist technology vendors and researchers at the National Association of Broadcasters 2014 Convention (NAB). This TechWatch aims to provide audiovisual archive practitioners with a view of what is relevant, new and ‘bleeding edge’ in distinct areas of AV Digitisation and Archive technology. 

PrestoCentre’s TechWatch Reports are about identifying technology trends and business issues which exist in digital AV archiving and finding a way to bring clarity in a language that is accessible to nonspecialists.