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Croatian public broadcaster HRT is digitizing its entire video archive with the help of archive specialists NOA GmbH. HRT operates several radio and television channels over a domestic transmitter network and satellite and became a client of NOA in 2003 when it began digitizing its radio archive.
This time, NOA is providing a complete jobDB Core Video archive management system to the broadcaster’s video department in Zagreb. The suite includes ingest software, a workflow management system, transcoding processor, custom script creation tool, scanner and post-ingest digital content analyzer.
According to NOA’s managing partner Jean-Christophe Kummer, bundling these products into an entry-level, scalable package allows organizations to ease into digitization gradually. “Some 18 years ago, NOA technology digitized HRT’s first analog audiotape, and now we’re setting up the foundation for optimal digitization and carrier management of HRT’s complete video archive,” he said. “It’s another important step in safeguarding and ensuring access to the country’s valuable cultural heritage materials.”