Video Reproduction Master - HD [VID-R2]
Record Type: Digital Moving Images from Video Source Material
Expected Use: Reproduction Master
Product Name: Video Reproduction Master - HD [VID-R2]
Product Purpose: The purpose of this product is to respond to reference and reproduction requests.
Nature of Source Material: Any digital master video file not at risk due to deterioration or obsolescence.
Possible File Derivatives: This product can be used to create distribution files of equal or lesser quality.
Other Information: This product could also be used as a broadcast or production quality deliverable.
Target Total Bitrate: 50.8 Mbps
Timecode: Source LTC/VITC
Typical file size: ~ 360MB/minute or 21.6 GB/hour
Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Reproduction Master Video Products
The Audio Video Lab relies on visual and auditory QC and spot checks to confirm completeness and technical characteristics of the files.
The filename contains metadata that associates the file with external sources of descriptive and technical metadata. Each filename is a unique identifier composed of the item’s record group, series, and item number.
For digital products created from video source material, the specifications are dictated to some extent by hardware and software capabilities.
Reproduction masters are at a high enough quality that they may be used in a production context. Distribution copies are at a low enough bitrate that they are able to be easily streamed or downloaded via an internet connection.
NARA’s options for reproduction masters are in line with peer institutions.