Bay Area Video Coalition is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a workshop on FFmpeg geared to archivists in San Francisco on August 22nd. FFmpeg <http://ffmpeg.org/> is an open-source command-line software tool that is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. See the description below for more details. Please contact Lauren Sorensen at [log in to unmask] with any questions. *FFmpeg For Archivists - 8/22* http://bavc.org/ffmpeg-archivists-8222013 Audiovisual archiving is based on the application of tools and as collections evolve technically so do the tools from film benches and projectors to vectorscopes and time base correctors. Today nearly all audiovisual media is created digitally. In addition to born-digital acquisitions archives manage the results of their own digitization efforts. With increasing urgency there is need for archival adoption and expertise in tools for handling digital media with the same or greater level of technical control that could be accomplished with older formats. FFmpeg is an open solution for analyzing, transcoding, processing, and altering audiovisual data. Due to its extensive and actively developed codec library and open license, FFmpeg has been integrated as a crucial tool into some of the largest video processing institutions. This workshop will present how FFmpeg is relevant to archivists and the objectives of digital preservation, and how it can be applied to achieve common tasks. Participants will learn how to install FFmpeg and use the applications to perform several tasks including lossless transcoding, technical inspection, timecode burn-in, compression for web access, and quality control. *Instructor Bio:* Dave Rice is an audiovisual archivist and technologist. Dave's work focuses on independent media as well as open source in audiovisual preservation and quality control analytics. He has worked as an archivist or archival consultant at media organizations like CUNY, Democracy Now, the United Nations, WITNESS, Downtown Community Television, and Bay Area Video Coalition. Dave is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. *About BAVC* Bay Area Video Coalition is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring social change by empowering media makers to tell diverse stories through art, education and technology. Our Preservation Program partners with libraries, museums, arts organizations and artists to preserve and digitize precious works of media art and other cultural artifacts. You can learn more about us at https://www.bavc.org/preservation.