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RE: [AV Media Matters] Archival?

> Unfortunately, the word "archival" is being mis-used.  At the recent
> AMIA Conference in Montreal, there were some heated discussions about
> the TV Broadcast people using the word archive for non-archival
> formats like DV and DVCPRO.

Jim, can you define "archival" for all us peons? Why is "archival" not an
appropriate term for long term storage of DV/DVCAM/DVCPRO tapes? Is it the
tape itself? The data format? Something else?

Can 3/4" or 1" Type C be "archival"? D-1? D-5?

Adam Wilt

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