I'd like to backup a dozen miniDV tapes to hard disk. The problem is that most programs just backup the audio/video info. I'd like a FULL backup, including metadata. I'm not sure about what metadata is stored in a miniDV tape, but surely at least the timecode. Also I'd like to backup to a format that is standardized and not proprietary (so that I'm sure I'll be able to read it in say 10 years from now) So:
- is there other metadata in a miniDV tape besides the timecode ?
- is there any (standard) file format that can store both DV type 1 stream and associated metadata?
- what backup solution would you recommend?
For now I couldn't find any way to save metadata except for saving each scene in a distinct DV type 1 avi file and store the start date/time of the scene in the filename. But this doesn't seem very elegant (and doesn't really preserve the metadata)