ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN ONE PLACE
WHAT IS MEDIA PRESERVATION?
WHO USES MEDIA ASSET PRESERVATION?
WHAT TYPE OF MEDIA ASSETS DOES MAP PRESERVE?
Just about everything from VHS videotape to 16mm film reels. As a production specialist with over 35 years experience, MAP has the technical capabilities to convert nearly any video format, just about every film format – both motion pictures and stills, as well as any audio format used over the last 100 years.
WHAT MAKES MEDIA ASSET PRESERVATION THE RIGHT COMPANY TO USE?
As a division of Showcase Productions, MAP has over 35 years experience in media production, duplication, and preservation. We are a small certified, woman-owned HUB company and have a superior rating with the Better Business Bureau. We pride ourselves on developing personal relationships with our clients and provide superior customer service.
WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT PRESERVING MY ASSETS?
1.) Historical Documentation: For many companies, their media is an historical record of their growth, development and achievements. Historical documentation and media also represent a sizable investment.
2.) Safety: Magnetic Media – both video and audiotape – deteriorates over a relatively short period of time. Once degenerated, recreating a master is not cost effective. Film negatives also deteriorate but are much more likely to be destroyed by moisture, heat, or fire and once a master negative is gone, it can never be replaced.
3.) Cost Effective Storage: Digital media storage devices have a radically smaller storage footprint than tape and film.
4.) Usability: Once your old assets have been converted to digital assets by MAP, you have access to an easy-to-use search database, allowing you to see and hear any clip in your inventory on any computer connected to the internet.
5.) Redundant Backup: MAP provides each client with a 4-layered safety net. At any given time there are 4 different sets of masters, at two different locations, making the possibility of irrevocable destruction a non-factor.
should you ever digitize any videotape to a DVD?
No. You should never digitize any videotape to a DVD. You need to digitize the videotape to an archive quality digital file and then make a DVD to watch. When the DVD dies, you have a digital file to make another one without losing your history.
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