Sound and Moving Image Laboratory


The Sound and Moving Image Laboratory conserves, digitises and preserves audiovisual recordings. Older media such as audio and film reels and analogue video tapes that are in NAS’s holdings are cleaned and digitised; systems are built to ingest new formats (such as HD); and the constant need to migrate digital files into newer formats is systematically done to ensure that nothing is lost to technological obsolescence.


Splicing film
Film which is torn or buckled can be repaired by hand using special tape – a process called “splicing”.

Handling of audiovisual media
Proper handling procedures will extend the life of the audiovisual media.