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Videotape Ingest Specialist

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Paramount Expired
Iselin, NJ, USA

The Videotape Ingest Specialist plays a crucial role in preserving and managing our valuable video content. They are responsible for digitizing and ingesting analog videotapes into digital formats, ensuring their accessibility, quality, and long-term preservation. This position requires expertise in common VTR (Video Tape Recorder) formats, encoding, and file formats.

Key Responsibilities:

Tape Ingestion:

  • Ingest analog videotapes (such as Beta, U-matic 3/4", 1" videotape, and 2" videotape) into digital files using specialized equipment.
  • Verify the integrity of the source tapes and ensure proper handling during the ingest process.
  • Maintain accurate records of ingested materials.
  • Convert analog video signals to digital formats (e.g., MPEG-2, XDCAM, ProRes) suitable for archival storage and distribution.
  • Familiarity with codecs, bit rates, and compression settings.
Quality Control:

  • Monitor and assess the quality of digitized content, addressing any issues related to audio/video synchronization, dropouts, or artifacts.
  • Perform basic video and audio restoration when necessary.
Metadata Management:

  • Add descriptive metadata to ingested files.
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy in metadata entry.

  • Work closely with archivists, curators, and other team members to prioritize ingest requests.
  • Assist in fulfilling news production requests and sales inquiries.
Software Proficiency:

  • Familiarity with Avid Media Asset Management (MAM) system for cataloging and tracking media assets.
  • Experience with the Rohde & Schwarz VENICE Encoder for efficient video compression and transcoding.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Film Studies, or a related field (preferred).
  • Proficiency in operating VTR equipment, including Beta, U-Matic 3/4", 1" videotape, and 2" videotape machines.
  • Knowledge of video encoding standards and file formats.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Understanding of archival principles and preservation best practices.

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Employer: Paramount (@paramountcojobs)
Location: Iselin, NJ, USA
Posted Date: 01/12/2023
Expiry Date: 08/01/2024
Type: Freelance
Categories: DAM Manager / User, CMS / Creative / Content Operations
Ref: DN-JB-1556
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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