AMIA/IASA 2010 • Wrappers and Codecs: A Survey of Selection Strategies

This session, presented at the AMIA/IASA Joint Conference on November 4, 2010, consulted some of the leading thinkers in the field to help answer one of the most widely asked questions in archives today: What preservation master file format should I use for digitizing analog video? Three case studies were presented that walked the audience through the decision making process, addressed special considerations specific to each organization, and related final outcomes when answering this question.

Chair: Chris Lacinak – AudioVisual Preservation Solutions

Carl Fleischhauer represents the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group and their project to document target formats for digital video preservation, focusing here on the MXF wrapper and on JPEG 2000 and uncompressed picture encodings.

Isaiah Beard discussed selection of AVI Uncompressed as part of the recommendations for the Rutgers Community Repository.

Hannah Frost discussed the decision making process behind the selection of QuickTime Uncompressed for the Stanford Media Preservation Lab.

The slide presentations for each of the above presenters can be accessed here:

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