Are recordable DVDs and CDs only good for 2 years?

Here’s some news from PC World that really scares me:

Opinions vary on how to preserve data on digital storage media, such as optical CDs and DVDs. Kurt Gerecke, a physicist and storage expert at IBM Deutschland, has his own view: If you want to avoid having to burn new CDs every few years, use […]

Video Transfers at Louie Central

This week, I’ve been doing a lot of transfers of old analog Hi8 videotapes, thanks to the generosity of my friend Aron Ranen of DVWorkshops.com. I’ve shot a major portion of my documentary on Hi8 video with PCM audio, which isn’t exactly a common format. Most of the Hi8 decks will only play back AFM […]

Computer-video tech challenges SOLVED (for now)

When it comes to using computers, I will admit a bias. For years, I’ve probably been a little smug about using what I believed was the coolest available operating system. When I first thought about using a computer, the market was dominated by a lot of really ugly operating systems that only a tech-head could […]