Project of Digitisation of the Czech TV Archive - Martin Bouda (Czech TV, CZ)

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Presentation by Martin Bouda about the digitisation process of the Czech TV archives at the Second EUscreen International Conference on Use and Creativity, which took place at the National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, on September 15-16, 2011.


<ul><li>1.Project of digitization of the Czech TV Archive s Martin Bouda The Czech TV Archives Prague, Czech Republic</li></ul> <p>2. The need for digitization </p> <ul><li>to keep Czech TV content fromoutdating </li></ul> <ul><li>quick orientation and accessibility of archival materials </li></ul> <ul><li>elimination of material loss </li></ul> <ul><li>possibility of non-linear editing of materialsetc. </li></ul> <p>3. Czech TV Archives Overview </p> <ul><li>approx. 235,000 hours of AV records</li></ul> <ul><li>approx.1 , 200 hours are classified as the most valuable </li></ul> <ul><li>TVarchives Prague, Brno and Ostrava </li></ul> <ul><li>3 sections ( news archive ,general archive ,film library )</li></ul> <p>4. AV content storage </p> <ul><li>AV recordsare stored on: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>videotapes(type C videotapes, betacams SP, digital betacams, U-matics) </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>film(35,16 mm, colour and b/w,positives and negatives) </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p>5. Metadata storage </p> <ul><li>Provys TV office</li></ul> <ul><li>News Archive Database</li></ul> <ul><li>Card Index </li></ul> <ul><li>Digital Archive of Programme Funds(DAPF) </li></ul> <p>6. Provys TV office interface 7. News Archive Database 8. Preconditions for digitization </p> <ul><li>2002 birth of concrete idea</li></ul> <ul><li>2007-passed a n importantmedia law </li></ul> <ul><li>legislative preconditions for the process </li></ul> <ul><li>law allowed funding of the process </li></ul> <ul><li>difficult position of public broadcaster compared to private sector </li></ul> <p>9. Digitization expenses </p> <ul><li>technological structure-approx. 350 million CZK (approx. 14 million ) </li></ul> <ul><li>anothernecessary equipment sand the conversion -600-700 million CZK( approx.25 million ) </li></ul> <ul><li>total costis estimated at 1 billion CZK (approx. 40 million ) </li></ul> <p>10. Funding of digitization </p> <ul><li>no direct support from the government budget </li></ul> <ul><li>commercial revenues(in 2011approx . 66 million CZK)</li></ul> <ul><li>Czech TV Investment budget</li></ul> <ul><li>Czech TVO perating budget </li></ul> <ul><li>EEA and Norway Grants(???) </li></ul> <p>11. Demands onDAPF functionality </p> <ul><li>final capacity for approx. 500,000 hours </li></ul> <ul><li>newly-generated productionandconversion of archive s </li></ul> <ul><li>broadcast logging</li></ul> <ul><li>exchange inputs from other broadcasters </li></ul> <ul><li>various types of metadata export</li></ul> <ul><li>various types of content export</li></ul> <p>12. Winning solution </p> <ul><li>Ness Technologies with solutionViz rtArdome</li></ul> <ul><li>Viz rtArdome should cover the whole workflow: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>i ngest </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>t ranscoding </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>media management </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>browse editing </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>annotation tools etc. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p>13. Vizrt Ardome Interface 14. Vizrt Ardome example of an item 15. Beginning of digitization</p> <ul><li>February 2009-end of the phase of implementation and customization </li></ul> <ul><li>Since 1/1/2010 newsproductionhas been digitised with the following priority : </li></ul> <ul><li>n ew production to archive </li></ul> <ul><li>latestrecords</li></ul> <ul><li>most vulnerable records from the years 1980-1991</li></ul> <ul><li>i mportant, rare and frequent records </li></ul> <p>16. Critical aspects of the DAPF( Viz rtArdome ) </p> <ul><li>lack of flexibility </li></ul> <ul><li>problems with compatibility within the current system environment (Provys) </li></ul> <ul><li>more production than archive system</li></ul> <ul><li>difficult switch to another possible system solution</li></ul> <p>17. Current status </p> <ul><li>11000 hours of 4 levels of content has been already digitised </li></ul> <ul><li>import to DAPF through : </li></ul> <ul><li>DNPS(Digital News Production System)</li></ul> <ul><li>DART(Digital Automated Recording Tool)</li></ul> <ul><li>digitization of tapes </li></ul> <p>18. Near future outlook </p> <ul><li>October 2011 start ofdigitizing of the retrospective news archives</li></ul> <ul><li>end of year 2011 start ofdigitizing of the general Czech TV Archive s </li></ul> <p>19. More distant future outlook (2012 2015) </p> <ul><li>DAPF - full support and part of the production environment </li></ul> <ul><li>HD technology </li></ul> <ul><li>storage capacity increase</li></ul> <ul><li>new formats support </li></ul> <ul><li>export interface expansion</li></ul> <p>20. </p> <ul><li>Thank you for you </li></ul> <ul><li>attention! </li></ul> <ul><li>martin.bouda @ </li></ul> <ul><li> </li></ul>


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