Category: LIFT
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...
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”...
14 September 2016 - 8:00, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
In 2011, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting selected Crawford LIFT to provide digitization service for the American Archive Project. A substantial undertaking, the task as outlined was to digitize 35,000 hours of audio and video content across 55,000 tapes, and transcode another 5,000 hours of born digital content from approximately 100 stations from across the nation....
conaculta
3 July 2016 - 17:20, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
In March of 2012, Crawford LIFT was approached by a company in Mexico to provide digital migration services for Canal 22, Mexico’s national educational channel, which is operated by Mexico’s cultural agency, Conaculta. The project was to digitize 29,000 videotapes totaling 15,000 hours of content for preservation and broadcast by Canal 22. All work was to...
HW-NCSA
10 February 2016 - 7:01, by , in LIFT, Comments off
When the National Collegiate Sports Archive (NCSA) contacted us about migrating and housing their assets, our internal discussions led back to a single question:   “So they want us to scan through hours and hours of Southeast Conference football footage?”   In the past, we have encountered instances in which our stakeholders were faced with...
film scanning
7 October 2015 - 9:42, by , in LIFT, Comments off
From challenging conflicts to charismatic leaders, pivotal episodes mark the annals of U.S. history. What was, what is, and what can be… history carves deeply into the stone of record. Never has a movement had the social and cultural impact equal to that of the civil rights efforts. Spurred on by the Supreme Court’s Brown...
audiovisual preservation
6 July 2015 - 10:35, by , in LIFT, Comments off
I’d like take a moment to talk about video files.   Many organizations approach audiovisual preservation programs with a specific mindset: “Let’s make the most pristine, uncompressed, high quality files possible.” I understand that philosophy. In most cases, it represents your one and only chance to get your tapes and films archived. Why jeopardize that...
format Obsolescence
17 June 2015 - 8:58, by , in LIFT, Comments off
In one of his final posts before heading West to the Computer History Museum, David Braught sounds the alarm for legacy media holders to digitize their collections while they still can.    Chances are you’re here because either you found Crawford Media Service’s website or you follow Crawford on social media. That being the case,...
born digital
23 April 2015 - 11:50, by , in LIFT, Comments off
In 2012, Crawford Media Services began digitizing audiovisual assets for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Working in conjunction with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WGBH, the Library of Congress, and over one hundred public broadcasting stations across the country, Crawford digitized over 33,000 hours from analog media.   That was the easy part.  ...