Archiving Aids

  • Audiovisual Formats

A full list of the video, audio and film formats Video Transfer routinely archives.

 Video Transfer’s Format List  pdf

If you are having difficulty identifying the format of an asset or you need assistance with a format not included on the list, please contact Jim Trafidlo.

  • Sample Asset Manifest

An inventory of audiovisual assets should accompany the assets throughout the transfer process. This sample manifest can serve as a template.

Sample Manifest pdf
Sample Manifest xls

  • Data Storage Requirement Calculator

This spreadsheet will calculate how much hard drive space is required to store audiovisual files based on the run-time of the stored content and its file types.  Two versions of the calculator are provided as separate worksheets.  One calculator uses the same run-time for all file types while the second calculator accepts a separate run-time for each file type.

Data Storage Calculator xls