DVD is more robust than VHS, and the standard is capable much higher quality. Many DVDs are poorly encoded though. You need to invest in quality discs like Taiyo Yuden or Mitsubishi, not the cheap stuff like Sony, Ricoh, Fuji etc, they are all low quality discs. Given how you can copy a DVD without generation loss quickly, and have a backup of it on a hard disk ready to burn it's going to last better than a VHS tape.
Also having just any old burner on top of letting it rip at max speed lowers burn quality, you also will want a quality burner (not any more expensive than normal brand burners, just know which one to pick, such as the Pioneers (dont get Pioneer discs) like the BD-206/207 (BluRay/DVD combo), Optiarc (DVD) I wouldn't go for any other drive they cant compete in burn quality).
Then there is BluRay to up the ante in quality again, burners are not expensive now.
Kodak has also been recently releasing new colour neg film stocks into Super8 as well, not just the Portra and Ektar stuff over the recent past in still formats. So I would say there is demand there even in Super8 oddly.
Last edited by Athiril; 08-19-2011 at 11:34 AM. Click to view previous post history.