Silver Trak memory machines help Asian archival race

Honed by work in Australia, Silver Trak Digital is building an Asian hub to support cultures to preserve their audio-visual heritages.

Digitising footage from obsolete formats is a gigantic task. In Australia, digitisation is done under the auspices of the National Film and Sound Archive – but since 1982, most of this work has been done under contract by Silver Trak Digital. 

Silver Trak is moving ever closer to a full service system since its takeover of authoring house Motionlink, and partnership with BUFF Dubs. Film Finances International (FFI) has been observing this growth. Known to the sector here as the cheery completion guarantor Film Finances Australasia, FFI is actually a respected unit in the biggest bonding company in the world. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.