OT: Video -- digital archiving

Ken Lipscomb kenl34 at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 23 06:41:00 EDT 2002

I agree with Troy and Scott.  One of the largest Media companies in the
world, located in Atlanta, has a similar project that is well under way.
All old footage is digitized and stored on HDD and Digital Tape for
remote access from various sources.  From the uncompressed data, they
can transcode into any format that is needed for production or just
simply web viewing.

I hope that this helps.



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[mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Troy Rollins
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 4:32 PM
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Subject: Re: OT: Video -- digital archiving

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
> plan
> to do any editing of the footage in the future, you would do well to 
> store
> the digital video in uncompressed form.  If you compress it, you lose 
> data
> as you well know.  Without access to the original uncompressed video, 
> your
> editing options may be limited in the future.
> One of our clients is a medium size post production house.  We had
> another
> client come to us and ask if it was possible to edit some text out of
> MPEG video.  The verdict was the post production house could do it but

> not
> without visible artifacts in the final resulting MPEG.
> If you don't know what your future editing needs will be, the most
> flexible
> 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.

RPSystems, LTD

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