Digital Bedrock is pleased to have been selected as a stop on MESA’s 6th annual NAB “Take the DAM(n) Tour.” Join other professionals on a 2-hour tour of the hottest media management providers on the NAB show floor – including Digital Bedrock! Our stop is during the Monday April 8 tour. Sign up and see the list of tour stops here: http://www.mesalliance.org/TTDT19
If you can’t make the tour and are at NAB, visit us at SL 10130, or make an appointment in your NAB show planner here. See you in Vegas!
Los Angeles – January 7, 2019
Digital Bedrock, an affordable, secure digital preservation service, and public media leader WGBH, are excited to announce the launch of an open source PBCore Cataloging Tool (http://pbcore.org/cataloging-tool.html) developed for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s PBCore Development and Training Project. The PBCore metadata standard is used by broadcasters, archives, and producers to organize and catalog their television, film, and radio holdings.
Dec 21, 2018
We are very excited to announce that Founder/CEO, Linda Tadic, has been elected to the National Digital Stewardship (NDSA) Coordinating Committee: https://ndsa.org. Her goal while serving will be to facilitate discussions and projects between organizations of different types and sizes, including the academic, non-profit, government, for-profit, and creative communities. All of us are facing the need to preserve digital content and are utilizing different methodologies and technologies. We can learn from each other while supporting the preservation objectives that we all have in common.
More information about the NDSA announcement can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y9chztnl
Digital Bedrock Founder/CEO, Linda Tadic, at the 2018 IDA Getting Real Conference
Digital Bedrock Founder/CEO, Linda Tadic, spoke on the issues and difficulties in preserving documentary productions’ digital files as part of a dynamic panel entitled Documenting the Present, Preserving the Future, at Getting Real '18 Sept 25th. The event, produced by the International Documentary Association, was held in the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, in Hollywood.
The panel, organized around the theme that a creative project is never finished, focused on the processes that are needed to ensure that filmmakers can re-use their content in the future. Tadic offered some basic DIY recommendations for “self-preservation.” Indie producers must curate files directly in their custody, as well as masters held at post houses. Dispersed content can make future preservation more complicated, so preservation must be planned for before production even begins.
The International Documentary Association (IDA) is dedicated to building and serving the needs of a thriving documentary culture, including educating about how filmmakers can continue to preserve and monetize their assets well into the future.
The presentation can be found HERE
Moderator: James Moll Director, Obey Giant, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
• Ross Lipman- Corpus Fluxus Restorationist, Director, Notfilm
• Shola Lynch- Curator, Director, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
• Linda Tadic - Founder/CEO, Digital Bedrock
• Todd Weiner - Motion Picture Archivist, UCLA Film & Television Archive
Digital Bedrock will be at the ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018 conference in Washington, DC August 16-17, presenting our unique approach to digital preservation. If you are among the thousands of archivists and records and information professionals from around the world attending the event, please visit us at booth 314 during the Expo hours on Thursday, August 16th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, and on Friday, August 17th, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
We are offering a 10% discount off initial processing costs to any conference attendee sign-ups. And if you’re a LYRASIS member, you have even more discounts through our existing partnership.
Digital Bedrock Founder/CEO, Linda Tadic, will speak on digital obsolescence issues at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference on Thursday June 7, 2018. The event, produced by the Entertainment Storage Alliance, will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA. Information can be found at (www.creativestorage.org).
Preserving Digital Content—the Challenges, Needs, and Options
There is constant pressure on everyone in the visual industry to create, produce and distribute 4K and increasingly VR entertainment to awaiting audiences. The most difficult part of these projects is making certain the video products (including all of the video assets) are still available 5, 10, 20 years from now. A creative project is never finished; it just runs out of time. What processes are needed to ensure content owners can maximize their return on every frame of the digital film? Find out about valuable developments in content archiving, automated metadata generation and asset management that will make sure that our content libraries are resilient, strong and useful. This session will help you to map out a strategy for long term retention of precious professional content.
Moderator: Larry Jordan, Digital Production Buzz
Linda Tadic, Digital Bedrock
Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic
Andy Klein, Backblaze
Michael Oros, SNIA
CS 2018 brings together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers and professional media and entertainment end users to explore the conference theme of "Enabling Immersive Content: Storage Takes Off." At CS 2018 you can find out the latest developments in digital storage for media and entertainment, find out how other media professionals meet their digital storage needs and network with other industry professionals.
The conference agenda page can be found here: http://www.creativestorage.org/2018Agenda.htm
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.
Read about managing metadata for preservation - and preserving that metadata too – in our article published in the Winter 2017 MESA M&E Journal.
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.
Linda Tadic, CEO of Digital Bedrock and Erik Weaver, Global Marketing Director of Media & Entertainment of Western Digital discuss the current state and future of digital preservation.
Watch the complete video interview HERE.
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 in both the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA)
Newsletter, along with the Hollywood IT Society (HITS) newsletter:
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.
Join us next Saturday morning (August 26th) at The Reel Thing Symposium. Digital Bedrock Founder/CEO Linda Tadic will give a presentation titled Active Digital Preservation: Combining Digital Asset and Preservation Management Workflows. More information can be found at this link. We look forward to seeing you there.
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.”
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.
Each week Digital Production BuZZ works to keep Industry professionals in touch with trends and technologies, people and practices needed to remain up to date with digital production, post-production and distribution opportunities. The interview can be accessed here:
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.