The Coimbra University in Portugal has just inaugurated the local replica of Timor-Leste's Web site designed by Opsomai, in order to provide Internet access to the audiovisual archives of this ancient colony.
CAMSTL (Max Stahl Audiovisual Centre for Timor-Leste) is in charge of the preservation and the communication of the audiovisual archives concerning « The Birth of the Nation » of Timor-Leste, starting with those filmed by Max Stahl during the 25 year long independence war. In 2013, CAMSTL asked Opsomai in partnership with Ina to install in Dili, Timor-Leste's capital city, an archives platform based on Opsis Media, in order to ingest audiovisual contents from tapes and editing stations, store and archive the resulting video files, index videos, define sequences, and provide an Internet access to these archives. Opsomai designed the whole hardware and software platform, and installed it at CAMSTL in Dili: 2 ingest stations, MAM with videos, stills and sounds, rushes management, support for 4 languages (French, English, Portuguese and Tetum), LTO backup, and of course training of local administrators and curators.
In 2016, Max Stahl established a partnership with the University of Coimbra, in order to host a replica of this Web site, with 2 main goals: to duplicate Timor-Leste's archives in a safe environment and to publish some of these videos on the Internet, because Timor-Leste Internet connections are not fast enough for external access. Opsomai installed this replica on the University's technical infrastructures and implemented a complex synchronization process between Dili and Coimbra: metadata are automatically synchronized through the Internet whereas media files are sent by Dili on the LTO tapes that are generated by Opsis Media.