I need to back up some raw footage as well as the edited copies of a series of videos. I'd like these things to be usable in fifty years (yes, whatever media they change too -- I'll change them to). But is there anything that will last 50 years? 20 years? 10?
For the raw footage, I've got the tapes and I'm currently also saving them as avi's transferred onto a hard drive.
Then I was saving the edited versions back onto a another mini-dv tape. Then I went to mpegs saved on an external hard drive.
But I've already had the experience where tape deteriorates and a "stored" hard drive sitting around for a while will loose coherency and be unusable (ouch -- I've had it happen.)
So.....would it be better to go to a data DVD? Will they last? And which blanks DVD's should I buy? And if they don't -- what does?
Thanks for any advice.