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Jason Boughton
AJA io for archiving?
on Mar 18, 2009 at 8:20:30 pm

I am working up a proposal to archive of very old video, including open-reel 1", VHS, 8mm and High8, stuff shot with a portapack, etc. The goal is to put everything in the most useful, least compressed format and store it on mirrored raids, but also to re-compress it for various delivery - everything from streaming, to HDDVD (or Blue Ray) etc, down the road. My thinking is to go straight to 422 using the io hd - I understand that there is a lot of redundant resolution there, but my guess is that it will be most useful that way.

Any thoughts? Overkill? Cheaper, better options elsewhere?

thanks,

JB


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Michael Sacci
Re: AJA io for archiving?
on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:00:07 pm

I really don't recommend RAID storage for archive solutions. unless you are just talking about the FW800 drives that have 2 drives in the enclosure. Even with that LTO tape drives might be safer.

I probably would capture SD footage as SD. Then up-convert or down-convert as and when needed.

Codecs I would concider are:
DVCPro50 (this is 4:2:2 but is smaller files than ProRes)
Photo JPEG
SD ProRes (this is the least compatible going to non-FCP systems)

my 2cents



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