CTAM Is Now On Archive.Org

 CTAM Archives

Details: http://archive.org/details/mainecommunitytvarchives

List of Submissions: http://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Amainecommunitytvarchives&sort=-publicdate

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CTAM-Archive-Project/184144901703421

Through the generous support from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Archives, the Community Television Association of Maine (CTAM) has received grant funds to begin an exciting, new archival project.

An invitation is being extended to all community television stations in Maine to participate by submitting existing video of historical events and topics unique to local people and places which will be cataloged and preserved on archive.org. Through archive.org these materials can be accessed from a centralized data base from anywhere there is an internet connection with a few key search terms. This will be a valuable resource for individuals, groups, schools, genealogists and all those who wish to research and preserve the local community history and culture.

Belfast Community Television has been selected as the site where this project will be coordinated by Archivist, Anne Allee with technical oversight by Ned Lightner, Station Manager.

Inquiries are welcome at ctamarchive@gmail.com

Programs for submission should be sent in DVD format to:

CTAM Archive Project
c/o Belfast Community Media
93 Main Street
Suite 3
Belfast,ME 04915

Download the following PDF files for more information:

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Special Note: The PDF and Excel spread sheet files containing listings of community television access centers in Maine have been removed from this resources page as we are now maintaining this listing in an expanded form as an interactive database that may be updated at any time by authorized access center managers.  Please visit the Centers page to display a searchable and sortable listing from which you may generate your own customized PDF file.  You may also wish to visit the Contact page to obtain a listing of e-mail addresses for Maine access centers and the Links page for a listing of centers with websites.

If you are an access center manager and you have not yet registered as a CTAM website user, please do so as soon as possible so that we may then authorize you to update your center's contact and other information.  You can even add your center's logo and a photo to be displayed with along with your center's detailed information.

 


CTAMessenger - CTAM's Newsletter

The CTAM newsletter is published three times each year - winter, spring/summer, and fall and is made available in PDF form on this website as well as emailed to Maine access channels and various other individuals and organizations on our mailing list. For more information or to submit stories, photos, or make suggestions please contact CTAMessenger Editor Brian Knoblock at newsletter@ctamaine.org. Advertising opportunities are also available for access related equipment vendors/manufacturers or service providers in both the newsletter and on this website.

PegMedia.org Media Sharing for PEG Stations

It started pretty simply.  The Maine show "Second Act" was being produced, but had lost the sponsor for distributing the DVD’s, so an alternative was needed.  That was the first step.

Then there were other Maine shows that needed distribution as well. Soon it became the "Rockport Distribution Initiative", duping and mailing DVD’s for a number of Maine shows.

But that got to be lots of work and lots of expense, so we tried electronic distribution. The time seemed to be right. Download speeds had increased and lots of content was available. Very quickly the DVD’s were outmoded and electronic distribution via an FTP site took over completely. Soon most of the stations in Maine that showed outside content were participating.

And then it turned out that there were stations and producers outside of Maine who also wanted to participate. To automate the process and to make it more useful, a web site www.pegmedia.org was created on top of the FTP site to be the entry portal.

The PegMedia.org site was not intended to be the end all site for PEG distribution. It’s a simple implementation. There are several other sites around the country under development and the PegMedia site might consolidate into one or more of those down the road.  But for now, it’s working, it’s growing, and it seems to be pretty effective.

If you’re community station, we welcome you to take a look at www.pegmedia.org and join if you’d like. It’s free to stations and producers. And if you know of other stations in Maine or elsewhere who might be interested, please help get the word out.

Newly Available for Download From PegMedia

Search PegMedia for Shows, Episodes and Text

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:39:42 +0000

NEW!!!! Autogenerate SD Files for Existing Episodes with HD Video Only

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 21:34:10 +0000



If you have episodes with an HD video only and are thinking about adding an SD rendering to it, we now can automatically generate the SD file, upload it and include it as part of the episode. The only cost to you is a few mouse clicks.

To do this autogen, you must be logged in as the producer.

Go to the Detail page for your episode (access from your show page).

At the bottom of the page, you should see a link entitled: Producer Episode Edit/AutoGen SD File. Click on that link.

You will then see a section of the form which says Automatically Generate SD File for This Episode.. Follow the instructions for detail, but basically you select the LETTERBOX radio button and the click on the Submit button at the bottom. We take care of everything after than.

This process will also work if your SD video file is out of date and you wish to sync it with your HD video file.

New Feature Added to Autogenerate SD files from Uploaded HD Episode Files When Creating a New Episode

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:03:43 +0000



We have added a new feature to PegMedia. Now when you create an episode with an HD file, you will be given an option to have the server automatically render and upload an SD version of the file to PegMedia and make it part of the episode.

This eliminates the need for you to render and then to upload the SD file. Saves you time and gets the SD file up much quicker!

You will be able to generate the SD file in Letterbox or Cropped format depending on your preference. Your HD file can be in 1080P (preferred) or 720P.

The is no additional charge to the producer for either the autogen or the upload.

If you wish to generate and upload your own SD file and make it part of the episode with the HD, that option is still available as it has in the past.

Please let us know (via PegMedia.org /at/ gmail.com) if you have any questions, problems or suggestions.

Also, we will shortly be adding capability for you to have an SD file automatically generated for existing episodes with HD files. Stay tuned.

As always, thanks for being part of PegMedia!

 Resources - CTAM By Laws and Membership
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The following documents may be of interest and may be downloaded by clicking on the download link.
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CTAM Questions and AnswersFAQS9/23/200526.29 KBDownload
CTAM Vendor-Sponsor Application/InvoicePDF11/6/201231.38 KBDownload
CTAM Membership InvoiceMS-Word3/19/201492.00 KBDownload
CTAM By Laws - Amended 7-12-11MS Word8/3/201245.50 KBDownload
CTAM By Laws - Amended 7-12-11PDF8/3/201281.81 KBDownload
 Resources - Access Center Policy Manuals/By-Laws
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SPC-TV Policy Manual (Rev. 12-1-05)Microsoft Word12/29/200597.50 KBDownload
Brunswick Cable TV Advisory Comm. By-LawsMS Word10/30/200656.89 KBDownload
 Resources - Technology Guides
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MMA Technical Conference SlidesZIP Archive3/25/2010607.99 KBDownloadMMA and CTAM presents Internet Streaming and Video on Demand Technologies for Municipal Meetings

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