Transfer Video Tapes to Hard Drives

The April 14, 2010 NY Times recommends preserving video tapes by transferring them to hard drives. “Along the way, I was crestfallen to discover that about 10 percent of the tapes had stretches of garbled video. After only a few years, the tape itself was already deteriorating; I was rescuing them just in time.” The complete story is located at Moving Taped Past to Hard Drive Future.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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