VCF suggestions... (film vs digital)
chenmel at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 7 11:14:14 CDT 2005
On Sun, 07 Aug 2005 07:51:18 -0400
shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com (Tim Shoppa) wrote:
> > BTW what are you doing to preserve your VHS tapes? Remember VHS
> > equipment are disappearing fast from the retail market
> What's really sad is I know many people who had their Super-8 movie
> film transferred to VHS in the 90's and threw away the originals.
> Now most Super-8 film was not stored in exactly "archival" condition
> but I'm 100% sure that it would've outlived the VHS tape. And
> Super-8 projectors, while not the simplest devices in the world,
> are certainly maintainable.
> Yeah, I know, I'm OT in the "computer hardware sense" but I think
> the same principles may in some cases be applicable to computer media.
Your comments most certainly apply, and your comparison holds, with
respect to people who are doing the same thing in film-to-digital
conversion with regard to Microfiche, which have a long proven archival
quality in comparison to the dubious CDR/magnetic medium the data is
converted to. Although it's fair to say that a lot of the people
converting Microfiche to pdf (or .tif images) are retaining the
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