This short workshop will walk the viewer through using an audio terminal block connections commonly found on video digitization equipment. Properly digitizing analog video tape requires a lot of equipment. The Minimum Viable Transfer Station document maintained by Ashley Blewer does a fantastic job of describing the types of equipment that you’ll need to do preservation-grade transfers. One of the more popular pieces of technology used in preservation transfers is the Leitch DPS-575. This piece of gear has tons of features that make it super super useful for preservation, and can often be found on eBay for under $200. However, despite the ubiquity of these units here are a few quirks that any aspiring preservationist should be familiar with before buying a truckload.
During this workshop Morgan Morel, BAVC’s Preservation Manager, will go over some of the main features and quirks of the unit, and then focus on one of the biggest hurdles to using the unit: The audio terminal blocks. This free BAVC workshop is sponsored by NEH and AMIA.