When the Rugby League decided to build a digital library they turned to digital media migration specialists Video-8 to help them with the process.
Shane Mattiske, NRL Director of Strategy and Special Projects explained, “We made a strategic decision to compile and digitise all available masters of footage ahead of our centenary year. This footage once digitised would be archived into a full digital library and then used for various projects. We clearly saw the importance of the archive and the huge opportunity to use it through our Centenary and beyond. Our first priority was to preserve the footage and then to maximize its potential.”
Rugby League’s team went to Video-8 where the digital specialists presented their unique Media Factory digital asset management solution. Media Factory which comprises a Front Porch Digital DIVArchive system, Anystream Agility ingestion and transcoding tools and Magna Systems’ Media Pilot web interface uniquely allows clients to view material in their archives, trim and bin clips and edit metadata from anywhere in the world.
Video-8 Managing Director Robert Scott said, “We presented the workflow, showed how we would compile and digitise content and create a tape master as well as a digital file copy. The Rugby League team were impressed with the technical capabilities of Media Factory and its ease of use particularly the remote access.”
With the proposal accepted the difficult task of retrieving and compiling all the footage began.
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