Front Porch to Digitize U.N.Proceedings by Virginia Rubey
5/12/2010 5:48:29 PM
Eleven years after the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
began recording its trial proceedings, the ICTR will migrate its video
recordings to high-resolution digital video files. In partnership with
Front Porch Digital (FPD), the Tribunal expects to permanently preserve
30,000 hours of footage from the ICTR for Rwanda before the mandate’s
scheduled conclusion in December.
Tribunal digitized 10,000 hours of audio files in house between
and March 2010. The video footage, which is three times as long,
started going digital via FPD in March 2010. The total amount of
digital storage required for all
ICTR AV materials is approximately one petabyte.FPD recently launched SAMMA v.4 with global local language
support (including Unicode support) for all aspects of SAMMA products.
The digitization of the ICTR video recordings aims to ensure long-term
preservation of, and enhanced archival accessibility to, the
audio-visual recordings of the trial proceedings. FPD’s dedication to
the development of technical solutions to preserve, manage, and provide
access to digital content, renders FPD an asset to the digitization of
invaluable video recordings.