Event centres on how to archive production rushes and restore aged, fragile archives

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The practical and business implications of restoring, managing and monetising media archives will be the focus of an exclusive day-long event hosted by Broadcast TECH later this month.

The Archive Forum, supported by headline sponsor Avid, will include practical information and discussion on how to successfully look after legacy audio-visual content while keeping it secure, easy to access and cost-effective.

Taking place on 22 November at the BFI Southbank in London (pictured above), the event will discuss topics such as media asset management, cloud-based archiving, film and video tape restoration, selling content and more. It will also feature case studies of recent archive projects.

Among the highlights is a discussion that will centre on the different stages involved in content restoration, handling fragile film during restoration and the timescales and costs associated with the work. Speakers include Jenny Hammerton, the head of archive working at the Associated Press.

Also at the event, a workshop will look at archiving in the cloud. Featuring suppliers of cloud-based services, it will highlight the pros and cons of working in the cloud.

There will also be sessions focusing on post-production, facilities and technology, with speakers from a wide range of companies including Cinelab London, Envy, Evolutions, Rapid Pictures, Roundtable Films, R3Store and Green Rock.

A networking drinks reception will complete the day. The Archive Forum is sponsored by Avid along with LaCie, PMD, Object Matrix and Quantum.

➤ To find out more, and to register, visit archiveforum.co.uk