What To Do With Footage Often Ends Up In The Too Hard Basket

What To Do With Footage Often Ends Up In The Too Hard Basket  Chris O’Hearn assess business strategy in ‘The Archive Gulf”

 To the rest of the world the countries of theArabian Gulfappear to have limitless ambition and the funds to match, so it mgiht seem a simple matter to preserve and exploit library footage in the interest of heritage if nothing else.

But with the focus on the present and future, archives have rarely migrated into new formats. Consequently footage can be found in a bewildering mix of media from 16 and 35mm film, through 2 inch, 1 inch and C, U-matic and the various flavours of Beta up to modern tapeless digital storage.

Source: Focal Zones

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