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What method is done to digitize NTSC  at 1080p? If the up-scaling it is 
done in post processing then why not  upscale when you need it and save 
the storage?
We are not talking about film.

On 12/12/2016 12:31 AM, Corey Bailey wrote:
> Hi Joel,
>
> You didn't say what type of video tapes are involved: Analog, Digital 
> or both.
>
> Firstly: I wouldn't recommend any digitizing service unless you can 
> specify the resolution. On the subject of resolution: Go for the 
> highest quality that you think might be in use when your grandchildren 
> want to watch the videos. That said, I would go for, at least, 1080P. 
> Yes, that may be far in excess of the resolution of the source, but 
> higher resolution will pay off if any editing is to be done.
>
> I digitized all of our VHS tapes and wrote about it here: 
> http://www.baileyzone.net/saving%20video.htm
>
> Cloud storage services are great but remember that they all will 
> compress your files. I offer some options in the aforementioned 
> article and in other articles at my website.
>
> Metadata: It will be captured in every frame of the digitized file. No 
> need to have it present all of the time for viewing. Disappearing 
> titles are one advantage of editing the video. (only edit _copies_ of 
> the original files, please.)
>
> Cheers!
>
> Corey
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> www.baileyzone.net
>
> On 12/11/2016 6:37 PM, Joel Bresler wrote:
>> Dear friends:
>>
>>
>>
>> I would like to digitize some camcorder footage. A few questions for 
>> anyone who has tackled a similar project.
>>
>>
>>
>> First, there are plenty of services (Costco, etc.) which will 
>> digitize tapes onto DVDrs. I am wondering in this age of increasingly 
>> cheap storage if it makes more sense to go from tapes directly to 
>> digital files instead? (Avoids any quality issues going to DVD first 
>> and then ripping to digital; avoids issues with suitability of DVDrs 
>> for archival storage; renders video in editable, digital form right 
>> at the start.) Are there any suggested services that take this approach?
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>> Second, any suggested quality level for the video? Is there any need 
>> to preserve it at a higher resolution than the original?
>>
>> Third, suggested ways of storing the digitized video? (RAID array? 
>> Backed up on Amazon Web Services?)
>>
>> And last, is there any way to capture date and time metadata on the 
>> transferred video? WITHOUT showing it continually on screen as the 
>> video plays?
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>>
>> Thanks in advance for your insights!
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>>
>>
>> Joel
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