Resources

Watch for release of publications by George Blood L.P. and others.

Click for an extensive Annotated Webliography regarding technical recording issues.


v210 Codec Download Links

A number of video Preservation Master files we deliver are encoded with the v210 Codec. In order to play these files back you'll need to downloaded the codec for your computer. The files are available for free for both Mac and Windows platforms, just click on the following links depending on what system you're running!

Mac - "AJA Macintosh QuickTime™ Codec v10"
Windows


PlayMXF Now Available!

JPEG 2000 in MXF Player
Our AppleScript Player is now available, click here for a link to the download page


Recent Conference Presentations

American Library Association
Annual Conference 2015, San Francisco, CA
"On Choosing A Preservation File Format for Video: 'TIFFs are too big to store', or 'We Used JPEGs and Nobody Died'" presented by George Blood, George Blood Audio/Video/Film
Download PDF of Presentation (3.6mb)
External Resources
Generational Compression
Artifacts from Null: Quad Split

American Library Association
Annual Conference 2015, San Francisco, CA
"Number Crunching: Or How I Learned I Wanted to Participate in Preservation Statistics" presented by George Blood, George Blood Audio/Video/Film
Download PDF of Presentation (4.9mb)

Association of Moving Image Archivists
Annual Conference 2011, Austin, TX
"What Should We Do Today: Toward an Interim-Master for the Preservation of Digital Audiovisual Materials" presented by George Blood, George Blood Audio and Video; Courtney Egan, National Archives and Records Administration; and Jimi Jones, Library of Congress - Office of Strategic Initiatives.
Download Presentation
Download Video Spec Paper

Articles and Links of Interest

The New York Times "Witness to Apocalypse". The New York Times, New York, NY, September 8 2011. http://nyti.ms/nuRU31

This article highlights the importance of audio preservation. George Blood Audio and Video worked with Columbia University to migrate the digital files off of the MiniDisc format for access and preservation.

Princeton University Music Library Database http://library.princeton.edu/catalogs/articles.php?subjectID=145

This link takes you to the Princeton Unviersity Libraries Digitized Scores and Sheet Music databases page. Here you can access the classical scores library of both in-copyright and public domain editions and manuscripts of music scores, the sheet music online ebrary of 9,000 sheet music titles, and the online resources for music scholars for digital scores which is an up-to-date source for worldwide links to non-commercial websites that offer digitized scores and sheet music.