How Do You Archive Old DV Footage?
August 13, 2011 9:10 PM Subscribe
A/V Filter: What's the best long-term way to archive and view miniDV tapes recorded on a Sony video camera?
posted by Bobby Bittman to technology (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I shot about 20 miniDV tapes of standard definition footage while living in Japan in 2002. I love this footage and want to watch it for the rest of my life. The Sony camera I shot it on is now toast and my new Canon camera won't play the tapes without artefacting and distorting the footage.
Which of the following is the best way to archive the footage for repeat viewings over the years?
1) Digitize it all and back it up on multiple hard drives/the cloud. (But we're talking about 30 hours of footage here, lots of drive space)
2) Buy a miniDV deck to play back the tapes.
Would love to hear suggestions or other solutions I haven't thought of. Thanks!