Header Content

Blog

The Pixel Acuity Blog

Read below for more information on news, events, case studies, capabilities, and more.

NOW HIRING: Quality Control Technician

Quality Control Technician Job Description Pixel Acuity is seeking an experienced Quality Control Technician to join our team. This role will be responsible for quality control and post-processing digital images from collection material from a number of DC-area museums, libraries, and archives.   Responsibilities • Quality control of digital images from collection material for a number of DC-area museums, libraries, and archives. • Use Capture One, Photoshop, and other Adobe Suite...

NOW HIRING: Digital Imaging Specialist

Digital Imaging Specialist Job Description Pixel Acuity is seeking an experienced Digital Imaging Specialist to join our team. This role will be responsible for quality control and post-processing digital images from collection material from a number of DC-area museums, libraries, and archives.   Responsibilities • Production and processing of digital images from collection material for a number of DC-area museums, libraries, and archives. Using Phase One digital cameras, strobe...

A Digitization Case Study for Oak Spring Garden Foundation: A Specialized Approach for a Special Collection

Two-page spread from the French Hortus Collection Over the past year, Pixel Acuity has conducted several digitization projects for Oak Spring Garden Foundation, using our imaging expertise to digitize their trickier special collections of rare manuscripts. As their name might suggest, special collections typically represent the rarest and most extraordinary works in an archival collection. However, these unique and often fragile collections present their own challenges when it comes to digital...

Into the Heart of Europe: Traveling to Estonia to Digitize Film and Glass Plates

Headquartered in Tartu, Estonia, the National Archives of Estonia is the government agency responsible for ensuring Estonia’s written memory and documented cultural heritage are preserved and made as broadly accessible as possible. The National Archives collects and preserves records documenting history, culture, nationhood, and social conditions in Estonia, with 10 million records in just about every form and condition going as far back as A.D. 1240, and about 25 million digital images that...

A NEW LOOK, SAME INDUSTRY-LEADING SERVICE & SUPPORT

Digital Transitions History Digital Transitions was founded in 2003 with the goal to help professional photographers achieve their creative vision with the absolute best hardware and service in the industry. With this goal in mind, we grew beyond being a basic “camera store” into a multi-divisional, multi-disciplinarian digital imaging resource leader. Our Division of Cultural Heritage launched in 2005 to serve the library, museum, and archives communities with...

DT PixelFlow: Artificial Intelligence and Application

March 23, 2021 | by Hannah Storch Artificial Intelligence (AI) has great implications for cultural heritage preservation. Gathering metadata for a collection can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, often involving the individual knowledge and experience of one person. Without this identifying descriptive metadata, valuable information can be lost and collections can remain incomplete. AI can be used as part of a metadata workflow to reduce the cost and tediousness of enriching a collection...

Deliverables and Packaging With DT PixelFlow

February 18, 2021 | by Hannah Storch For years, Pixel Acuity has been at the vanguard of cultural heritage imaging. Automations and advances in technology have allowed us to explore the limitless possibilities of digitization solutions and revolutionized the way that we approach cultural heritage collection digitization. By capturing images using RAW rapid capture and utilizing our DT PixelFlow software to automate derivative generation, output directory structures, and deliverable packaging,...

Managing and Mastering Metadata with DT PixelFlow

January 21, 2021 | by Hannah Storch For cultural heritage professionals, metadata provides invaluable descriptive information about an object or resource, but it is also time-consuming to accumulate. Creating and maintaining metadata for a collection is an integral part of taking cataloging one step further and creating a digital collection. Metadata provides context for an item within a collection and can either be embedded in the digital file at or after the time of creation or maintained in...

International Digitization In Estonia with Pixel Acuity

January 21, 2021 | by Kate Stone The Pixel Acuity team was recently selected for an international digitization project by The National Archive of Estonia, in which we will digitize a collection of approximately 100,000 pieces of film and glass plate transmissive materials. The collection was amassed from several collections and cultural heritage institutions around Estonia and we will be imaging the location at two different sites within the country, producing high-quality, preservation-grade,...

Shining Light On Film Scanning

December 10, 2020 | by Hannah Storch Preservation grade film scanning is no simple task, and it becomes considerably more complex in mass digitization projects with large collections. Transmissive materials (a catch-all term used to collectively refer to film, glass plates, and any other media designed to be viewed in front of a light source) present many obstacles in handling and imaging not found with reflective media, and there are other considerations in terms of digitization method and...

“Pixel Acuity consistently delivers high-quality, professional images with an attention to detail that is second to none. Working with their team, collaboration and project integration couldn’t have been easier.”

~Patricia King, Colby College Museum of Art

Locations

Pixel Acuity

646-679-5044

info@pixelacuity.com

DC Metro

14140 Parke Long Court
Suite G
Chantilly, VA 20151

New York City

35 West 35th Street
Floor 10, Suite #1001-1002
New York, NY 10001

Los Angeles

3431 Wesley Street, Studio B
Culver City, CA 90232