Archiving AVIs.

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Nick Coons, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Nick Coons

    Nick Coons Guest


    I'm a bit new to digital video editing, but not to computers. I'm
    using Premiere, and would like to archive my source footage.. the
    transferred AVI, not the tape itself. Unfortunately, these files are
    obviously rather large.. about 12GB/hour.

    I would have thought that these files would compress well into a
    lossless format, like ZIP, but that didn't appear to be the case. A
    3GB clip compressed only to 2.8GB.

    I'd be interested in knowing if there is an efficient way to archive
    these, or another type of lossless compression to compress the data.
    Ultimately, I'd like to be able to fit these files on CDs.. but I
    don't know how realistically that is.

    Thanks for any help!
    Nick Coons, Jul 27, 2003
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  2. At the moment the only real solution is to archive the tapes. In a few
    years time hopefully a better storage medium will emerge and then you can
    transfer onto that.

    Anthony Gosnell
    anthony.gosnell, Jul 27, 2003
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  3. DVD writers are also getting cheaper, 4.7 Gb per disk as well.
    Daniel Gwynne, Jul 28, 2003
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