1. What is Video?
We learn about the history of analog video recording formats how to distinguish among the types of analog signals that share space on a magnetic carrier.
2. Video Standards Overview
We learn about the organizations that develop and support the variety of standards and guidelines for digitizing analog videotapes.
3. Video Ethics
We learn about the impact of technical decision making on the shape and preservability of the products that result from digital reformatting.
4. Analog Videotape Formats
We consider three case studies about the types of analog video formats and their contextual uses.
5. Video Media Assessment
We apply new tools for evaluating value and risk in video resources to assign digitization priorities.
6. Video Infrastructure
We learn about machine dependency and the complexities of playback for digital reformatting.
7. Outsourcing Video Work
We learn about discussing digitization services with third-party vendors.
8. Signal Processing & Digital Encoding
We learn to distinguish between containers, coded data, and file extensions for a variety of file formats.
9. Timestamping & Captioning
We learn about the challenges of extracting and encoding complex time codes and textual information on analog videotapes.
10. Audiovisual Artifacts
We learn how to use the Audiovisual Artifacts Atlas to identify digitization problems.
11. Digital Distribution Formats for Video
We learn about the digital file formats that facilitate online playback of digitized analog video.
12. Metadata Inside a Digital File
We learn about embedding and validating metadata for video files.
13. Technical Metadata About Video Files
We learn about standards for documenting the technical features of video and audio signals, timestamping, and captions.
14. The Future of Video Digitization
We learn about the aspirations of the technical standards community for long-term preservation and access.