Digital Bedrock to archive and preserve Steven Soderbergh’s "Logan Lucky" and "Unsane"

LOS ANGELES — March 13, 2018:

Digital Bedrock, a secure digital preservation service, is proud to announce its association with Fingerprint Releasing to preserve the digital masters for Steven Soderbergh’s films Logan Lucky (2017) and Unsane (2018).

Logan Lucky’s preservation involved approximately 50 TB of data in a variety of file formats, including four versions of OpenEXR image sequences, production sound, final sound mixes, DCPs, and ProRes masters. To perform the digital preservation, Digital Bedrock analyzed every file, extracting both the technical and embedded metadata to make it searchable; validated formats to help identify obsolescence vulnerabilities; and created SHA-512 checksums (a unique file “fingerprint”) for every file, and in the case of OpenEXR image sequences, 170,000 per version. Almost 800,000 files were ingested, processed, and indexed. After analysis, files were then copied to four sets of LTO-7 tape and geographically dispersed. Digital Bedrock will perform ongoing preservation maintenance on the Logan Lucky data to ensure its viability well into the future.

Digital Bedrock teams with WGBH to create PBCore cataloging tool

Digital Bedrock, an affordable, secure digital preservation service, is teaming with public media leader WGBH to create a PBCore cataloging tool for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s PBCore Development and Training Project. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH, coordinates a national effort to preserve at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity and manages digital access to the unique radio and television programming that public stations have aired over the past 60 years.

The Environmental Impact of Archives: Live webinar with Digital Bedrock Founder/CEO, Linda Tadic, Thursday, October 12th

Join Digital Bedrock Founder/CEO, and former AMIA President, Linda Tadic, for a live webinar on best practices for institutions that manage audiovisual and digital collections to mitigate their environmental impact while also preserving their collections.  This informative in-depth presentation will cover how staff actions, technology choices, and environmental planning can enable archivists to care for their collections responsibly.  The course is a joint project between the Association of Moving Image Archivists and Northeast Document Conservation Center.   Join us on October 12th 10:00AM-PST/1:00PM –EST.  Registration deadline: October 11, 2017.  Maximum class size: 50.   More information and to register, please visit: http://www.amiaonline.org/?p=335 and https://nedcc.org/preservation-training/training-currentlist

Digital Bedrock profiled by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA)

Digital Bedrock profiled in both the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA)

Newsletter, along with the Hollywood IT Society (HITS) newsletter:

https://tinyurl.com/ycrzmh78

CEO/Founder Linda Tadic spoke with MESA about today’s digital preservation challenges, the importance of metadata, and the surprising challenges companies are faced with when formats become obsolete.

Can content live forever as platforms come and go?

Watch the complete video interview HERE.

Audiences might soon watch movies via virtual reality headsets, or some as yet unimagined gadget. But just because mediums perish doesn’t mean messages have to, according to Linda Tadic, Founder and CEO of Digital Bedrock, a managed digital preservation service.

Storing digital content is actually the easy part, she said. “The hard part is managing it. So you want to make sure those bits are OK, that the bits are healthy.”

 

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Digital Bedrock and axle Video Offer Integrated Solution at NAB

Digital Bedrock, an affordable, secure digital preservation service that protects and keeps digital assets evergreen, and axle Video, the leader in radically simple media management software, are announcing that axle has developed an export tool supporting Digital Bedrock’s new service.  Priced at $195, it allows “one-click” export from axle 2017 software and the axle Gear software-appliance to Digital Bedrock’s concierge archiving service.  From the intuitively designed export tool interface, assets (along with their metadata) can be selected using axle’s Approval button, and batch-exported in a file format that can be read directly by Digital Bedrock, for long-term, managed preservation.

Digital Bedrock is pleased to announce a new partnership with LYRASIS

Digital Bedrock, dedicated to providing secure, managed digital preservation services, is proud to be a partner with LYRASIS, providing discounted preservation services to its over 1000 members. LYRASIS is a consortium of libraries, archives, and museums in the United States. Digital Bedrock supports LYRASIS’ objective to help cultural heritage and information organizations preserve their collections, with an emphasis on their digital content. Read LYRASIS’ blog announcement here

To learn more about our partnership, please visit the LYRASIS page on our website or call (888) 938-7386.