LONDON — Blisstek (www.Blisstek.com) is calling for film archive custodians to take action to digitize all historically-, culturally- and commercially-significant content before it is too late. To support this, the company has launched Goldeneyenet.com, a global network that offers digital media partners the opportunity to use Blisstek’s technology solutions on a pay-per-use basis. The idea is that film archive custodians will be better able to take urgent action to convert their analog content to a more stable format.
Through its subsidiary company, Digital Vision World, Blisstek is supplying scanning and image restoration & enhancement technology to an international network of partners. The first initiative is an Anglo-Australian venture that recently launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This digital media supply chain “Centre of Excellence” was opened by YB Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, alongside representatives from the Australian and British High Commissions.
As the key technology partner, Blisstek’s Goldeneyenet.com solution will provide the Goldeneye IV archival scanner, as well as Phoenix and Loki image restoration & remastering tools, and workflow capabilities. The project is being led by DAMsmart Asia, a newly-incorporated business from Australian archive digitization services provider DAMsmart. The other members of the team are Australian tech company Silver Trak Digital, which provides experience in digitizing, transcoding and digital distribution; and UK-based company TransMedia Dynamics, which offers a full media asset management service through its Mediaflex UMS system.
“Quite simply, time is running out to convert analog film and tape content to digital,” explains Blisstek’s global sales director, Mark Coleman. “Not only because of asset degradation, but also there will no longer be the technology available to play out much analog content. The type of players and the updates needed to keep them viable are no longer being supported by major tech companies and are quickly being plunged into obsolescence. Anyone who is responsible for analog content needs to realize that the time to act is now – and as a company, Blisstek is looking at ways to make the process less daunting and more budget-friendly.”
Via Goldeneye Net’s global franchise opportunities, companies are being inviting to join the global partner network, which gives them the opportunity to use Blisstek’s technology solutions on a cost-per-use basis.
“This is a new business model and we hope it will remove some of the cap ex obstacles for anyone who is considering digitizing their back catalogue,” Coleman concludes.