Convert Home Movies to Digital Format for Preservation
Posted on 2011-02-28
I am wanting to convert VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, and Mini-DV home movies to a digital format (on computer) for future preservation. I'm not sure if I will want to edit these or not in the future, but certainly not now.
I've been reading that H.264 codec is the way to go. Thoughts?
I've also been reading that the .mp4 extension w/ AAC audio may be best as well. Thoughts?
Background: I am getting the video onto my Mac using an EyeTV Hybrid adapter. Then I would probably be using HandBrake to convert it into the recommended final solution.
Which is best codec?
Which is best container (MKV, AVCHD, other)?
What else am I forgetting?
I appreciate any and all expert suggestions!