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Video Storage Media Basics
Media Types

Video Tape

Analog – to tape capacity (SP–1 hr viewing, LP–2 hr, XLP–6 hr)

Digital – to tape capacity (1 1/2 hr)

CD – 640MB storage capacity, 1 hr, poor quality

VCD – 640 MB storage capacity, 30 min, better quality

S–VCD – 640 MB storage capacity, 15 min, good quality

DVD – 4.7GB storage capacity, 2 hrs, excellent quality

Media Formats

On Video Tape

File type – Audio/video

Analog format – VHS, VHS–C, S–VHS, S–VHS–C, 8mm, Hi8, interlaced

– up to three separate tracks, 0–4v pickup

Digital format – Digital 8 (D8), Mini DV (DV), Micro DV (DV)

– 720×480 pixels, 30 fps, FBR, intraframe compression, progressive

On Memory Card

File type – Audio/video (.mpg–j extension)

Digital format – 25 fps, non–interleaved, .mpg extension (mpg–j)

File type – Still/Interval Still (individual compressed files)

Digital format – .jpg extension

On CD – per burning method selected (file and media)

On DVD – 720×480 pixels, 30 fps, VBR, intra–/inter–frame compression, progressive

File Size

On Video Tape

Analog format – to tape capacity

Digital format – to tape capacity

On Memory Card

Video/Audio type – to memory card capacity

– 128 MB card (~90 min play at 160×120 pixels with audio)

Still/Interval Still type– to memory card capacity

On CD, etc. – audio/video file type

Frame Size and Resolution

On Video Tape

Analog format – 400 (VHS) to 525 lines, fair quality, degrades with time

Digital format – 352×240, poor quality (CD)

– 720×480, excellent quality (DVD)

On Memory Card

Video/Audio file type – to 320×240, poor quality

Still/Interval Still file type – to 1600×1200, good quality

On CD, etc – increasingly larger file, increasingly better quality

2. Video Details
Frame Rate

NTSC – 30 fps

PAL – 25

Movie – 24

Animations – various <24

Frame Size

Analog

VHS – 230 lines

NTSC – 480 (to 525)

PAL – 525

Digital

VCD – to 384×288 pixels

VGA – 640×480

S–VCD/DVD– to 720×576 (max)
3. Audio Details
File Format

PCM – pulse code modulation (no compression)

.mpg – compressed

.wav – compressed

Dolby digital – AC-3 (proprietary format)

Sampling Rate – 32 KHz, 44, 96, 192, 384, …

Bit Depth – 8 bit, 12, 16, 24, 32, …
4. TV Resolution
Analog

NTSC – 400+ lines

PAL – 525 lines

Digital

480p – 640×480 pixels, progressive scan

720p – 1280×720 pixels, progressive scan

1080i – 1920×1080 pixels, interlaced scan

1080p – 1920×1080 pixels, progressive scan (HDTV)

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