Re: Digital Video format for archives.

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Sep 24 2008 - 23:50:11 PDT


If you really want to use DVD, you should look into Mobile Fidelity's
Ultradisc 24KT gold DVD-Rs, with a projected lifespan of 100 years,
advertised as archival quality. They use an annular dye that doesn't
break down. A pack of 25 goes for $99.99. Go to, and
click on "accessories." Even with those discs, I'd still advise to
make two copies...

Ken B.

Quoting Matthew Geiger <email suppressed>:

> Hello Everyone-
> I have to transfer about 50 3//4 inch tapes which will end up on
> DVD, we are planning on donating the tapes to a university or museum
> after we archive (they are the raw interview footage of hiroshima
> survivors from the 1980's).
> For our own archives we are planning on dumping to dvd
> and collectively know very little about digital archiving. If any
> one has any suggestions about file formats, brands of archival media
> etc.we would gretaly appreciate your advice.
> thanks
> Matt
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