In the first week of June 2018, the second cohort of Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellows and several of their university host mentors joined AAPB staff and experts in the field for the second Immersion Week boot-camp training in the fundamentals of audio and video digitization and preservation.
Immersion Week attendees learned about the history of the AAPB, how analog media works, the difference between common analog and digital video formats, and the fundamentals of PBCore before undertaking hands-on workshops in audio digitization with George Blood of George Blood LP, video digitization with Jackie Jay of Bay Area Video Coalition, and digital preservation in the command line with Ashley Blewer of QCTools and MediaConch (among others). They also received a presentation from Tanya Yule, the PBPF Fellow from San Jose State University, who provided a perspective from the trenches for the new Fellows about to begin their projects.
Follow along with some of the presentations from Immersion Week:
#AAPBPF, by Tanya Yule
AAPB Background and Current Status, by Casey Davis Kaufman
Audiovisual Archiving: Magnetic and Digital Media, by Rebecca Fraimow
Intro to AV Metadata, by Sadie Roosa
Capturing Video from U-matic, Betacam SP, Digibeta and DVCPro, Jackie Jay
FFmpeg and MediaInfo, Ashley Blewer
This week, the second round of Fellows will pick up where their predecessors left off, inventorying another round of media and preparing them for ingest into the AAPB. Stay tuned for introductions to the Fellows and updates from their projects!