I have made no secret of my love of Space Patrol, and in fact I’ve spent dozens of hours over the last year digitizing episodes of Space Patrol which I have spoken about several times on various social media platforms. Space Patrol isn’t the only neat forgotten 50s Sci-Fi show, though. Today, I want to share an episode of, and spill a few bits about, one that doesn’t get talked about often, which gave us the first screen apperance of Star Trek’s Scotty!
Alright, so I’ve gone down a weird rabbit hole looking in to early high definition video, and I am getting way too in to this (like, getting ready to spend some money even) so before I do that I want to capture my findings here (and share them with fellow video nerds.)
Consider this an experiment.
I’m leaving this as a note for myself, so that I can refer to it in the future, but it might help other people too. I’m downloading a large quantitiy of rips of 78 RPM records from the internet archive’s Great 78 Project (for a project that I’ll discuss later) and I want to ensure that I only get the “The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. [which] have been copied to have […] more friendly filenames.”
I just finished reading a book called “The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation”, by Trevor Owens. I’m going to take a few minutes to talk about what I thought about the book, and how it is influencing my approach to my own digital collections.