Yesterday Videomaker’s own Jennifer O’Rourke wrote an article professing her love of analog media. While I respect and acknowledge her many good points, I just can’t get on board. I learned to edit video using the linear tape-to-tape method, and trust me, there are no rose tinted glasses here. The thought of having to go back to the days of capturing video from tape nearly gives me an anxiety attack. Tape vs film?
The world of video is moving swiftly through two unprecedented changes. The first change is our encoding system. Most people are not familiar with encoding systems, but they have been viewing an encoded analog video signal whenever they've watched TV, a videotape or often a DVD.
A great director once asked, "To Interlace or not to Interlace? That is the Question. Whether âtis nobler in the mind to capture slings and arrows of sporting events clearly, or to make beautiful film-like pictures against a sea of blur..."