Optical disks are a storage method for data that is written by lasers. Optical disks are actually read by light and written by light. Optical disks save data from computers much like a floppy disk might, but with more power. Optical disks can store up to 6 gigabytes (the equivalent of 6 million bytes). That is much more than the previous methods of magnetic media. There are three main types of optical disks.
CD-ROM - Like audio CDs, CD-ROMs come with data already encoded onto them. The data is permanent and can be read any number of times. One aspect that could be considered a disadvantage is that CD-ROMs cannot be modified.Continue reading "What are optical disks, and what do they have to do with digital video?"
Almost everyone knows what digital video is. The technological age is always evolving and with it bigger and better gadgets are hitting the market. Digital video recorders are more popular than ever. Digital video recorders give everyday people the ability to record, edit, add audio to and manipulate their videos in countless ways. Distributing digital video is easier than ever before as well. For example, digital video can easily be copies onto disks and sent by mail or uploaded to the internet to be viewed on a web page.
With all the benefits of digital video more and more people are taking advantage of this innovation. You may have noticed that everywhere you turn there is some sort of digital hand held devise that that can record or take pictures at any moment. With all this digital footage now so easily obtainable, a new problem arises, where are you going to store all of your digital videos?Continue reading "How to best store digital video"
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Digital video cameras are growing in popularity for many reasons. One of these reasons is that digital video offers quality and versatility that many people consider being superior to traditional VHS or older versions of video recorders. As times change and technology evolves, it becomes more difficult to even purchase the older versions of video recorders. Accessories and tech support for older version cameras are getting harder to find. We are in some ways forced to improve our knowledge of how to work the new handy gadgets.
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Backing up your essential data is very important but can also be tedious and annoying. For most users, if it's not quick and easy, it won't happen. Not everyone wants or even needs to have their entire system backed up, although some may find that peace of mind is worth the work required to backup your system. The question you will have to ask yourself is this: if my home/office/building were to catch on fire and destroy my computer today, what would I want to retrieve? This will help you decide what you need to backup, where to back it up at, how often it needs to be backed up, and how much space will be required to backup your data. It doesn't matter which method you use to perform a backup, it just matters that you actually do it.
The topic of this article is how you can and should choose your data warehouse supplier. As the years go by, there is more and more data that you have to deal with. Experts have called this era a time of data explosion. You don't have to deal with just the data that is coming in from your suppliers, from your customers, from your employees, and more, but also data that you have to collect to ensure that you are in compliance with a number of difference legislative measures, regulations, and more. There's data that you need so that you can adequately ensure that you can properly use various performance optimization softwares and programs, and other things like that. You have to bring together a whole lot of data from a whole lot of different places, and then you have to disperse that data and that information to a whole lot of different places. The volume of data that you have is increasing exponentially every year. If you want to stay on top of your game, and if you want to remain competitive in your field and your industry, then you need the most practical and efficient way to deal with your data.Continue reading "How to choose between data warehouses"