Media and Entertainment

The variety of formats information can be stored in, often involving licenses, compression or very large file-sizes represents an interesting challenge for this industry. Piql offers an innovative solution that caters for all file formats, guaranteeing no data loss.

From analogue formats to born digital content, we can help restore organise and safeguard your audio visual assets to ensure access well into the future.

Motion pictures

In the past, motion picture film masters were preserved through analogue B/W film with colour separation technology. This is an expensive and complicated process, that can result in quality loss. With this solution, audio must be stored separately, often on short term media solutions or tape.

With Piql, the master file can be stored in original digital form, with no need for colour separation technology, ensuring the quality of the film is unaffected.

piqlFilm also offers greater longevity than standard analogue or microfilms. Our AI assisted metadata extraction ensures that your information is enriched and searchable (not just to find the file, but to search through content within the file).


Maintaining audio quality is incredibly important for archiving and digital preservation. Migration of data from one medium to the next every few years can negatively impact on audio quality. Careful digital capture of analogue content is also crucial to preserve the authenticity and longevity of analogue content. 

With Piql's migration-free approach, audio is stored uncompressed, and can be recalled in prime quality. Our approach is also compliant with International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and OAIS guidelines and standards.  

Sporting histories

Sporting teams are a core part of our society and are full of rich history, cherished by their communities.

Games, matches, triumphs and loses captured in audio-visual from, are often sitting on shelves in unreadable media gathering dust. This footage showing the evolution of a sporting club and its achievements can easily be lost if not properly preserved.

The combination of audio, visual, print and digital formats can be collated and easily preserved with Piql, with no quality loss, with the ability to add to the collection over time. 

Valued benefits

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R&D PROJECT: bringing AV archives to life

With so much content stored in analogue archives, our research and development project, AV-Treasure will activate the treasure trove into the digital age, by giving direct and easy online access to searchable digital archives and have them securely preserved for future use.

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Highlights of our holistic service offering

  • OAIS and IASA compliant
  • Compatible with all file types incl. non-standard formats
  • No compression necessary
  • Ability to store masters, tracks and raw audio together.
  • Leading restoration and digitization available for multimedia items
  • Digital and visual archival available
  • Seamless integration with existing systems
  • Proven longevity
  • Guaranteed future accessibility and authenticity
  • HEVC compression supported

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