OT: Video -- digital archiving
troy at rpsystems.net
Thu Aug 22 15:34:01 CDT 2002
On Thursday, August 22, 2002, at 04:22 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
> The answer I would offer regarding the above question is this: if you
> to do any editing of the footage in the future, you would do well to
> the digital video in uncompressed form. If you compress it, you lose
> as you well know. Without access to the original uncompressed video,
> editing options may be limited in the future.
> One of our clients is a medium size post production house. We had
> client come to us and ask if it was possible to edit some text out of an
> MPEG video. The verdict was the post production house could do it but
> without visible artifacts in the final resulting MPEG.
> If you don't know what your future editing needs will be, the most
> option would be to store your video uncompressed.
I agree with Scott's assessment, although given the source content you
described, DV, while compressed at 5:1, would be a good storage format.
There is not much point in digitizing VHS to an uncompressed video
format - nothing gained but massive uses of hard drive space.
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