Saturday, October 1, 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm (Rm 501ABC)
This panel addresses the challenges to restore degraded or damaged media assets including those affected by binder hydrolysis (sticky shed), tape binding adhesion (NOT sticky shed), mold, water damage, bent flanges, de-spooled pancake, salt residue, glue seep, splice repair, lubricant loss, static discharge and acetate spoking. The work-shop will discuss asset degradation encountered by an esteemed panel of archival engineers and the remediation processes developed and used to restore playback. Advancements in audio technology and tremendous changes in how the entertainment industry creates and monetizes content have challenged the engineers to accommodate requests to migrate, mix, master, store and distribute that content securely. Moderated by Bob Koszela of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Digital Studios (who preserves over 28 million assets for its customers), the panel will show examples of various types of degradation to a wide range of audio formats.