Understanding Digital Formats
Digital Tape Preservation Strategy: Preserving Data or Video?
This paper examines preservation philosophies and strategies applied to large scale video collections that are both born-digital and tape-based. Technically and philosophically different approaches may be applied to migrating born-digital, tape-based content with decisions ranging from deck selection and choice of output to specifications of the resulting file. At the core of this is the distinction between migrating digital video as an audiovisual signal versus migrating it as data.
Encoding Options for H.264 Video
Discussion of the H.264-specific encoding parameters offered by most encoding programs.
H.264 Advanced Video Coding
Comparing Formats for Video Digitization
Introduction to FFV1 and Matroska for Film Scans
The Archivist's Video Codec and Container FAQ
The MPEG-4 Confusion
Comparing Video Codecs and Containers for Archives