DVD has a relatively vast storage capacity when it comes
to storing photographs, home movies and videos. For example,
a double-sided, two-disc set can hold 12 or more hours of
high quality film or video—or tens of thousands of high
quality still pictures...or HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of moderate
When families are considering archiving their films, videos
and still photographs, DVD is a great choice for giving everyone
a copy that will last for generations. The interactive features
within the DVD specification allow such collections to be
organized by pretty much any hierarchy you’d like. For
example: by the year, by decades or other time periods, by
the people in the pictures or movies, by the holidays or events—just
about any type of sorting you’d like to have...we can
program the disc for.
of still photographs can be set up as a slide show where each
image is held for a set period of time before auto advancing
to the next...or, a still show, where the viewer
advances each image. The latter choice is considerably more
expensive to do because each image has to be programmed individually.
Also, with the slide show version, music, narration and transition
effects can be added; they can’t be with a still show.
Photographers can use DVD’s to archive high quality
digital files of their images for safe keeping as back-ups
before disaster strikes and they lose their original films
or computer files. This is not the same as the slide shows
or still shows described above, where the images are essentially
a stream of video that can be displayed on a TV or computer.
A photographer’s archive is basically a collection of
high quality computer files from which prints or duplicate
films can be made. Even though they are for entirely different
purposes, the photographer’s archive and the slide/still
show archives can be put on the same disc or collection.