DAMsmart launches unique media digitisation services in AWS Marketplace

DAMsmart, Asia Pacific’s largest, fully established and dedicated audio-visual digitisation services bureau, today announced the launch of its Film and Video Tape Digitisation Services in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. DAMsmart’s services are the first of its kind in AWS Marketplace.

AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalogue that makes it easy for organisations to discover, procure, entitle, provision, and govern third-party software.

Facing technology obsolescence and media degradation, all forms of media are now at risk of permanent loss within the next few years if urgent action is not taken to convert media on videotapes, audiotapes and film into data.

Media organisations facing these challenges can now consume DAMsmart’s services through their AWS account and take advantage of DAMsmart’s knowledge of AWS’s media services. DAMsmart has extensive expertise in preparing analogue media files for specific cloud-based media asset management (MAM) solutions.

DAMsmart General Manager, Joe Kelly, said, “DAMsmart is the largest commercial film, tape and audio to digital conversion service provider in the Southern Hemisphere specifically equipped to deliver the highest quality digitisation of legacy audio-visual formats. From a single tape or film to the largest broadcast library, we are experts at ensuring your legacy content retains value and remains accessible in the 21st century. Our customers can now access all of DAMsmart’s services via the AWS Marketplace, making it even easier and more convenient to digitise and protect your most valuable media assets.”

With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Auckland and Kuala Lumpur, DAMsmart is able to process any form of videotape, audiotape or motion picture film and convert these physical assets into high quality digital assets.

Since 2007, DAMsmart has processed and digitised over one million audio-visual media carriers for public and private sector organisations within Australia, the Asia Pacific region, and beyond.

DAMsmart also provides media organisations and collection owners with expert consultancy services for collection assessment, preservation strategies, workflow design and implementation and monetisation opportunities.

DAMsmart’s key service offerings available now via the AWS Marketplace:

  • Up conversion from SD to HD and higher
  • Restoration of legacy content in any form to maximise monetisation opportunities for your collection
  • Quality assessment and reporting
  • Localisation and delivery services 
  • Metadata customisation capabilities to ensure compatibility to client MAM platform
  • Creation of rich media archives to suit any requirements
  • Data-migration for media specific collections from legacy and current generation linear tape-open (LTO) formats to cloud or disc storage
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