We already have come to an era wherein video tapes and cassette tapes are rarely being used. The trend today is already being digital. In fact, most gadgets today are digital, from computers to e-book readers, from mobile phones to mp3 players – everything is digital.
But what do we mean when we say digital? There are actually two things that you have to consider when it comes to learning about digitalization. Signals are being classified into two major categories and they are analog and digital. As an example, video footages can be captured using a digital or analog video recorder. If you will use an analog video recorder, most probably you will also use cassette tapes in order to record the video footage. But when it comes to capturing digital videos you no longer need to use cassette tapes – you just need something to save the file into such as a memory card or a compact disc.
There are several advantages of using digital video recording devices as compared to using analog ones and one of which is the quality of the video itself. If you are in need of a video footage for a movie presentation or you are a filmmaker then digital videos are ideal since they are easy to transfer to computers and other devices unlike when you use analog video recording devices wherein you still need to convert the footage into digital file in order for you to be able to edit it on your computer.
Digital videos are also ideal for home and personal use. If you are the type of person who always wants to capture important events in video then a digital video recording device is definitely for you. Also, with digital videos, it is cheaper to save the files since you can save them on any storage devices such as a flash drive or a compact disc and you no longer need to have a video tape to save the videos onto.