Groundbreaking Partnership with RTVC
On October 20, 2016, Tropix and RTVC signed a Co-Production Agreement. Since then they have implemented the necessary infrastructure for large-scale digitization.
In July 2017, Tropix organized a conference led by a leading European company in large-scale digitization projects. For two days, audiovisual and radio archivists, radio and television programmers, and engineers participating in Tropix’s digitization project carried out a high-level inventory of Cuba’s archival material. The report -which culminated in a detailed account on the conservation status and condition of these file- includes a review of the different formats of these assets from the 1920s to the present.
In December 2017, Tropix acquired 135 audio and video recording and playback machines to digitize approximately 1,500 hours of audio and video files per day.
In May 2018, Tropix announced the creation by our Software Development and Digitization engineers of an innovative system that facilitates access to radio and television archives in Cuba. This new tool, in the hands of our technicians, allows the description and diagnosis of the state of the audiovisual and / or radial archival material to integrate a unique database detailing the technical status and geographical location of each material before scanning. These details are stored in a barcode that includes GPS which accompanies the material at all times.
In July 2017, Tropix organized a two-day conference for audiovisual and radio archivists, Cuban radio and television programmers, as well as engineers who would participate in the Tropix digitalization project. The conference was led by a leading company in Europe on large scale digitization projects. Tropix also commissioned this company to carry out a high-level inventory of Cuba’s archival material, which culminated in a detailed report on the state of preservation and status of Cuba’s archives, and included a review of all the formats that recorded footage had been found in Cuba.
In December 2017, Tropix acquired 135 audio and audiovisual recording and playback machines to digitize approximately 1,500 hours of programming files per day.