The Crawford Report
BB-KING
15 September 2017 - 18:16, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Uncategorized, Comments off
From a Mississippi cotton plantation to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, B.B. King’s influence on the musical landscape was far reaching. Nicknamed “The King of Blues”, King was known to be a very active performer, often appearing in hundreds of concerts every year. Despite the frequency of his shows, archived footage from King’s...
5 September 2017 - 18:14, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
The Tiger Rag. Howard’s Rock. Death Valley. The storied history and traditions of Clemson Football is colorful and rich. Now, in the wake of another winning season, the Clemson Athletic Department has commissioned Crawford Media Services to digitally migrate hours of legacy football games, preserving those traditions for generations to come.   Boasting an expansive...
kqed
5 September 2017 - 17:25, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
A news outlet that brands itself the “community-supported alternative to commercial media”, KQED has long been a source for cutting edge news, arts, and entertainment in Northern California. Over the years, KQED has reported on – and collected – countless moments of regional, state, and national significance. The station recognized the importance of preserving and...
descriptive-metadata
13 June 2017 - 12:29, by , in Media Management, Metaforce, Comments off
Most content owners have recognized the need for descriptive metadata. But taking the first steps toward writing metadata is a daunting task. What metadata will be most useful? How should it be formalized for consistency? How to ensure it will be compatible with DAM systems? Who is available to write it with the correct understanding...
vhs-digitization
5 June 2017 - 12:24, by , in LIFT, Comments off
Recently a segment on NPR’s popular All Things Considered program brought to light the importance of digitizing VHS tapes. As the formats age, the magnetic media becomes more and more difficult to play back. The Crawford LIFT service helps keep this priceless media alive by migrating it to digital formats. Let us help you establish...
mtv-vault-project
14 April 2017 - 14:35, by , in Case Studies, Metaforce, Comments off
Metaforce, Crawford’s cloud-based, descriptive metadata solution, specializes in onshore human generated descriptive metadata and clip selection. When Viacom specified metadata tagging as part of its MTV Vault Project, Metaforce was the ideal solution to meet the challenge. The immediate success of the project – allowing all MTV teams from MTV News to programming, promos, press...
Quantum-Lattus-archive-storage
1 March 2017 - 8:00, by , in AMBER, Case Studies, Comments off
When Crawford Media Services realized that the data it was archiving for clients was quickly outgrowing the scale and resilience limits of RAID technology, the company looked for a better alternative—one that could create an archive of unlimited size and preserve digital assets in perpetuity with 100% reliability. The answer combined Quantum’s Lattus object storage...
quantum-lattus
2 February 2017 - 8:00, by , in AMBER, Press Releases, Comments off
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Atlanta-based Crawford Media Services is using Quantum Lattus® object storage to build a content repository that supports mass migration of its clients’ legacy content to digital formats and provides ongoing media storage and management. Designed to hold an initial 1.2 petabytes of archived assets as well as content ingested...
lift-case-study
1 January 2017 - 8:00, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
Previously unseen footage from the documentary series, Eyes on the Prize is now available, thanks to a grant from the NHPRC, and a collaboration between the Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive and Crawford Media Services. The footage had been practically inaccessible since the original elements were in a raw, unfinished state. The project involved...
fort-gordon
15 September 2016 - 17:06, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
In Q1 of 2009, Crawford LIFT was contracted to do a migration project for the U.S. Army Signal Corps, located at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The collection consisted of 2,509 programs on a wide variety of video formats including 1” C-format, U-Matic, Betacam SP, VHS, D-2 and DVC Pro.   The collection’s tapes – especially the 1”...