Camcorders are not only getting lighter, but thanks to hard drives and flash memory for they can store much more videos due to their high capacity. The advantage of the two trends is that it is easier to record movies than ever before. The disadvantage, certainly, is the frequently asked question of what to do with this video when you are finished recording. How can we ensure that the scenes that you recorded with your camcorder will last for years?
File your video
There are a few steps involved in filing your camcorder videos, so here’s is the list of guidance steps:
Step 1: Transfer video to a computer hard drive using a transmission data cable.
Step 2: Create a back-up on DVD by burning a DVD or transfer video to an external hard drive.
Burn a DVD: A DVD disk is the most common storage media for filing your video – It is cheap and can be bought almost everywhere. Many camcorder manufacturers also sell standalone DVD burners that connect to a camcorder to save videos to a disk without even using a computer. But you don’t need to purchase a standalone burner if you already have a DVD burner software on your computer.
Step 3: Track memory formats of camcorder as they develop for many years. Convert your videos as your formats become out of date.
Step 4: Track camcorder video codecs as they develop. Ensure your software and devices can replay your video codec.
If it sounds a little intimidating, don’t worry. It’s not so difficult. It just needs a little patience and aspiration to put ideas on the result: keeping your digital memories so that your great, great-grandsons will share them and to keep as a permanent memory.