3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2014 6:22 PM by A.T. Romano

    What is best file format to archive 8mm and Hi8 tapes?

    RFMclaughlin3 Level 1

      I have @200 8MM and Hi8 Tapes that I would like to archive.  With prices for hard drives so reasonable, what is the best way to archive all these tapes?  I have processed and edited all these tapes on to DVD, but I am afraid that the DVDs will lose quality over time.  Further I have all the original tapes but fear that they too will lose quality over time.  I would like to save all the original content to my SAN - is it best to capture tapes in Premier Elements in *.AVI files and just save those avi's? Or should I convert them and save as AVCHD? 

       

      Thanks for help.

       

      Richard