AV digitising and archiving specialist NOA GmbH has announced the launch of NOA Record 4.0 for IBC2023 (Booth 7.C18).
During the international event, which takes place Sept. 15–18 in Amsterdam at the RAI convention centre, the company will put the spotlight on its latest version of the multi-stream digitisation and transcription software for analogue and digital audio legacy sources with comprehensive transfer quality control.
Version 4.0 — an offshoot of NOARecord 3.0 — offers a host of new, innovative features designed to maximise archiving operations. With a QC-based ingest system able to digitize audio archives, Record 4.0 allows users to benefit from parallelization. This means that while previously, users needed to listen to each tape, they can now run multiple lines in parallel (typically four) and leave the listening task for the NOA analysis engine to manage, which will consequently present the operator with specific information regarding potential issues and problem zones.
“NOARecord 4.0, which is already available, enables throughput via software-assisted quality control transfer resulting in massive parallelisation and reduced OPEX time for large scale digitisation,” explained Jean-Christophe Kummer, managing partner of NOA.
NOARecord 4.0 is suitable for use in various applications, including the digitization of legacy archives that consist of vinyl, 78s, cassette tapes, Mini-DISCs, DAT and ¼-inch formats. The system comes either paired with a PICO system or bundled with NOA jobDB or NOA MediARC.
In addition, Record 4.0 features include optimal transfer quality control of analogue and digital audio transfers. For example, for audio ¼-inch tape, the system makes use of azimuth control assistance via a software function. It also analyses tape quality via tape light barrier (cuts, splices, leader tape). For DAT, NOARecord 4.0 implements BLER analysis and for CD it uses C2 analysis. Also new with NOARecord 4.0 is the usage of lane management to display several analysis functions simultaneously.
With NOARecord 4.0, technicians benefit from reduced OPEX, improved quality assessment though algorithmic analysis of the signal as well as transfer quality control at its best. Quicker assessment of quality results in faster workflow times and fast throughput.
“NOARecord 4.0 underlines our commitment to follow the IT evolution of the runtime environment and to include a suite of features that enhance the streamline of archiving workflows,” concluded Kummer.