But isn't there an old saying in university labs: "If you didn't log
it, it didn't happen"?
On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Gary Schrock<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Richard Wiggins wrote:
>> But keep in mind the issue of preservation. Unless you are religious
>> about making a DVD out of the video on the hard drive, you're going to
>> erase it, and then it's gone forever. With Mini DV or an in-camera
>> DVD burner, all you have to do is label it after you shoot it.
> Well, for what was described (and for what we do), long term storage doesn't
> seem to be an issue really. After a few months, the hiring cycle seems to
> be over, and we remove the files from where we allow people to get access to
> them. And we'd still have to import the video anyway, because we need them
> available on a computer, not having someone borrow the one copy on a mini DV
> or dvd.
> (We actually reuse the tapes once it's been transfered.)
>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Gary Schrock<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> FWIW, we just use a standard Sony miniDV camera. Personally, I kind of
>>> the thing would die so we could get one that's hard drive based instead
>>> miniDV, because transferring from tape to the computer is a 1:1 time
>>> operation. With miniDV set on the longer record time, a standard tape
>>> yields 90 minutes of recording, which generally has been fine for the job
>>> talks we have.