In 2018, Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) and RiceCapades received a Research & Development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund their collaborative project, DVRescue!

This project is dedicated to developing procedures and tools that will support migrating data from DV tapes into digital files suitable for long-term preservation. This has filled an urgent need for DV tape transfer tools that can rescue content from at-risk digital videotape formats. The DVRescue project works to develop open source and freely available software, conduct user research and testing, and create documentation to help define and perform comprehensive, automated, and easy-to-use data migration techniques.

You can download for various systems from the MediaArea DVRescue page. The documentation website is under development as the project progresses and updated as tools are finalized. Work is ongoing and can be followed at the project’s development repository on GitHub or by following the MIPoPS blog.