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jwhee0615

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« on: January 02, 2008, 01:32:19 PM »

Wondering what the thoughts are for archiving digital tapes as well as older analog tapes. I have alot of digital 8mm and hi8 tapes that I would like to archive. My initial thought is to pull the vid off of my taped through my digital 8 camcorder via fire wire into my computer and archive to an external hard drive. Just wondering about prefered compression type or file type to save as. Thanks for any info.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 11:45:40 PM »

I don't know what the Pro's do, but I've been backing up to Hard Disk.  I can't imagine a news room doing this, though!  

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 12:36:00 AM »

I save as AVI files. 13gb for a hour of DV.

Usually there are two ways to save;
1hr Complete (or Recorded Duration)
Where each Video clip/scene started which helps when editing.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 08:08:35 PM »

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I save as AVI files. 13gb for a hour of DV.

Usually there are two ways to save;
1hr Complete (or Recorded Duration)
Where each Video clip/scene started which helps when editing.
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Im going to bump this back up to the top just in case there is any additional info from anyone. Is AVI uncompressed or the least compressed format?
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 09:50:16 PM »

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Im going to bump this back up to the top just in case there is any additional info from anyone. Is AVI uncompressed or the least compressed format?
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 01:05:02 AM »

My son works as a photographer and a gaffer in the movie industry.  I'll ask him for you, but he's moving this weekend so it might be a couple of days before I get a reply.

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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008, 08:17:54 PM »

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You might find valuable information on archiving footage here, and you may have already read it, but this article has detailed info on the AVI format.
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Thank you very much for the links. I will check em out.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2008, 08:18:37 PM »

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My son works as a photographer and a gaffer in the movie industry.  I'll ask him for you, but he's moving this weekend so it might be a couple of days before I get a reply.

Mike.
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Thank you Mike. I appreciate it.

Jeff
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008, 07:38:05 PM »

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Thank you Mike. I appreciate it.

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Well this subject might need a bit of adjustment now that the Firewire port on my vid cam stopped working. It's a Sony TRV120 Digital 8 and I believe I bought it back in 2000. Sony wants a flat rate or $200.00 to service it but im not sure its worth bothering. The only problem is that I need to be able to play back the digital 8 tapes. Is there a dedicated digital 8 tape player out there?
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