From past to future with MAM

Currently, old video materials gathering dust in warehouses and cupboards are slowly deteriorating. More and more content creators are facing the headache of what to do with them. Solution: MAM!

Currently, old video materials gathering dust in warehouses and cupboards are slowly deteriorating. More and more content creators are facing the headache of what to do with them.

Old contents like VHS, Beta, and similar are of real value to those who shot the material, but these are gradually deteriorating. Additionally, everyone is pondering whether it’s even worth bothering with them. What causes the headache? Digitalization, quality, and AI. Let’s look at these one by one.

The first challenge is the digitalization itself. The production of suitable playback equipment has essentially ceased, but fortunately not completely. They can still be acquired, and there is still a supply of spare parts, but perhaps we are already in the last moment to get them. The digitalization process itself is time-consuming, as it requires a 1:1 time investment, meaning 1 hour of material takes 1 hour to digitize. Unfortunately, this time must be invested, as it cannot be sped up.

But is it worth starting at all? In the world of 4K and 8K, PAL seems ridiculously outdated. The answer is yes, it’s worth it. If for no other reason, then to continue preserving it in a smaller space, even in cloud storage. The sentimental and content value of 30-40 year old materials only increases over time. And today, the quality can already be improved, thanks to the advance of AI, which can already achieve wonders. But what will happen in 2, 5, or 10 years, we can only imagine. With AI, a 30-year-old VHS can be turned into an 8K resolution, razor-sharp image.

And here comes the third big question: is all this hassle necessary, since the world of AI-generated videos has already dawned and is likely to grow rapidly. Soon, anyone will be able to create any scene if they give the right commands, and thousands of impressive short and long films will be born daily. This is true, but for this reason, content shot with a camera, behind which stands a person with their own thoughts, will become increasingly valuable. There will be a clear separation between the artificial world and reality.

So, we say that digitalization is necessary, and for this, ASTODI’s services are also available. If someone wants a well-cataloged, easily searchable, and shareable system, then they should definitely choose ASTODI.

What is ASTODI?

  • Innovative video manager to categorize, share and monetize your media assets
  • Manage all your videos on a single UI no matter where the original is stored
  • Securely transfer your ultra-large media files
  • Free up to 10 GB or 50 files
  • Access your content anywhere in the world through a simple browser
  • Sell your videos at the touch of a button to eight stock providers

ASTODI focuses on transforming content from outdated media formats into digital form. Utilizing advanced tools and their specialized knowledge, they guarantee top-tier digital reproduction of vintage recordings. Their services extend past the digitalization process to encompass storage and organization, presenting a complete package for individuals aiming to safeguard their cherished memories, documentary footage, or archival items.

The need for digitalization becomes more critical as magnetic media degrade over time, leading to a point where retrieval of their content could be irretrievable. ASTODI offers a solution by converting these vintage materials into digital form, thus safeguarding historical content for posterity.

In summary, digitalization is an essential process for maintaining our artistic and cultural legacy. Through the services provided by ASTODI, we can stay abreast of technological progress, conserve our historical narratives, and guarantee their availability for years to come.