More About Video Preservation


We need to preserve videos, even though there is no good way to do it. I have previously discussed using YouTube to preserve Technology Center Videos from Creative Memories. I have now taken video preservation one step further, using ClipConverter to download these and other videos from YouTube. ClipConverter lets you select the resolution of the video and gives you a choice of  download formats. I selected mp4 as the best format to preserve my videos, since it is relatively widely used. Some of the videos that I wanted to preserve, including Forever Live 2015, were not on allaboutimages, and consequently, YouTube would not let me download them directly.

Once I had my videos downloaded into mp4 format, I copied them to my DropBox account providing an additional backup. Remember, “Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe.” Unfortunately, Forever does not yet accept video for long-term preservation, but I am hoping that will change soon.


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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  1. Pingback: Video Storage with Forever | All About Images Blog

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