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Archival Services

Blu-ray Disc (BD-R), M-DISC from Millenniata, & Ultrium LTO-5 Tape backup, The M-DISC, a permanent file backup solution

In addition to media conversion and transfer services, Alpine Camera provides digital archival services. We solve the common challenges for families and companies wanting to manage their video/audio digital libraries: "knowing what you have, knowing where to find it, and knowing it will be there when you need it."

 

Knowing what you have – If you want your home movies or company videos to retain their value for a longer period of time, to be relevant for future generations, then it is important that contextual information be added to the digitized content from films, video, images and audio recordings. We offer custom services to add information in the form of project text notes, metadata, voice-over narratives, on-screen titles, pop-up menus, on-camera interviews, closing credits, etc. Videos and other digital multi-media content that have such embedded information will will tell a better, more relevant story further into the future.

 

Knowing where to find it – Nothing lasts forever, including content in data storage. We want our videos and photos to be available when we need them, whether from our DVD collection or from stored files on Facebook. If you want to save to records of enduring value, we would recommend LOCKSS - Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe! It’s a fact that data rot affects digital content stored on DVD, hard-drives, USB jump-drives and magnetic tape; If you are looking for peace of mind and solutions for holding onto irreplaceable videos and photos, we offer affordable permanent storage solutions on Blu-ray Disc, Millenniata M-DISC and LTO-5 Ultrium Tape.

 

Knowing it will be there when you need it – Nothing lasts forever, including data storage. We want our videos and photos to be available when we need them, whether from our DVD collection or from stored files on Facebook. It’s a fact that data rot affects digital content stored on optical discs (DVDs and Blu-ray Discs), hard-drives, USB jump-drives and magnetic tape. Digital content stored on DVDs is lost if the DVDs are not stored correctly. Hard-drives are subject to failure. Jump-drives are not recommended for long term storage. Social media networks may come and go. If you are looking for peace of mind and solutions for holding onto irreplaceable videos and photos, we offers affordable permanent storage solutions on Millenniata M-DISC and LTO 5 Ultrium Tape.

 

Blu-ray Disc (BD-R) is an excellent optical disc media for better storage and longevity for important records of enduring value. Reduce needed shelf space by digitizing, transferring and organizing contents from many VHS and camcorder tapes and photo albums onto just a few Blu-ray Discs. One BD-R can hold up to 9 hours of standard definition video, or 12,000 images, or 100,000 documents. Plus Blu-ray Discs have a longer active life and archival life than other optical discs. Ask us about our optional Digital Noise Reduction services that enhance video tape content placed on Blu-ray Disc for better presentation on HDTV.

 

The M-DISC from Millenniata is an archival DVD that can retain its content for up to 1,000 years according to the U.S. Dept of the Navy. The M-DISC can hold 2 hours of video as a playable DVD, or 4.7GB of information as a data disc. Make an M-DISC backup copy and store it in the safe deposit box for your most important memories.

 

 

 

We offer Ultrium LTO-5 Tape backup services to customers wanting to place large amounts of video and audio content onto a proven, long term archival tape solution. One (1) LTO-5 tape can store the equivalent of 300 DVDs, holding 1,000 hours of .mp4 video files or 750,000 high resolution photos, or a family’s entire library of movies, photos, and important documents. Ultrium LTO ½” magnetic tapes have been around since 2000, and are a well-supported standard by IBM, HP, Quantum, Sony, DELL and others. The advertised shelf life for LTO tapes is 30 years in proper storage conditions.

 

 

To find out which archival services are right for you and to discuss affordable options for preserving your valuable content for the future, please contact us directly.

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