Video: Learning Units 1. What is Videotape?We learn about the history of analog video recording formats. 2. Video Standards OverviewWe learn about the variety of standards and guidelines for digitizing analog videotapes. 3. Video EthicsWe learn about the ethics of technical decision making on the shape and preservability of digital reformatting. 4. Analog Video FormatsWe consider the types of analog video signal formats. 5. Video Risk AssessmentWe apply new tools for evaluating value and risk in video resources to assign digitization priorities. 6. Digitizing Video EssencesWe learn about standards and best practices for digitizing the video and audio signals on videotape. 7. Contracting for Video DigitizationWe learn about discussing digitization services with third-party vendors. 8. Video Facility InfrastructureWe learn about minimum requirements for in-house videotape equipment. 9. Time Codes & CaptioningWe learn about the digitization challenges of complex time codes and textual information on videotapes. 10. Preservation Wrappers & EncodingWe learn about three target formats for encoding and wrapping digital files. 11. Digital Distribution Formats for VideoWe learn about the digital file formats that facilitate online playback of digitized analog video. 12. Quality Control WorkflowWe learn about approaches to ensuring the quality of the preservation master file. 13. Metadata About Video FilesWe learn about standards for documenting the technical features of digitized video in external databases. 14. The Future of Video DigitizationWe learn about the aspirations of the standards community for long-term preservation and access.