Category: LIFT
importance-of-project-manager
17 October 2017 - 13:41, by , in LIFT, Media Management, No comments
When it comes to digitizing media collections, there is much to consider. From staff and resource supervision to budget controls and client communication, the varied but connected layers call for a capable, well-organized project manager.   Although practiced all too often, project management by committee is quite common. There are a number of deficiencies to...
The-Importance-of-a-Media-Preservation-Strategy
3 October 2017 - 0:36, by , in AMBER, LIFT, Comments off
We are in the digital age. Every business owner seems to understand this on a theoretical level, but they don’t appear to make the connection to their own company or organization. The digitization of analog content is essential to keeping up with the pace of today’s client demand and usability.   Why migrate to digital...
WWE-case-study
28 September 2017 - 14:29, by , in Case Studies, LIFT, Comments off
In Q1 2014, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) launched the WWE Network, an internet-based subscription video service consisting of a traditionally programmed 24/7 stream and an extensive video-on-demand library. In Q1 2010, as part of the preparation for network launch, Crawford Media Services was selected to digitize, verify, and add descriptive metadata to approximately 26,000 hours...
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...
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....