Presenter: Shahed Dowlatshahi
In this session, participants will be introduced to a portable video digitization kit. The main components of the kit are an analog/digital converter, a TBC, a VCR deck, a MacBook Pro, an audio mixer, headphones, a hard drive, and necessary cables and connectors housed inside a watertight Pelican case. Although the kit includes a VCR deck, it is capable of digitizing other analog video formats (such as U-Matic, Betamax, etc.) with the addition of the appropriate playback deck.  The CAW kit was inspired by the one designed by Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) in 2017. English-Spanish documentation of the APEX kit can be found here.

Video Digitization Kit Guide

This guide explains the Video Digitization Kit. It includes the purpose of the kit, unpacking the kit, inventory of items in the kit, setting up the kit, and packing the kit for return.