Re: [Videolib] Of interest[Scanned]

Dennis Doros (
Wed, 5 Sep 2007 15:42:57 -0400

On 9/5/07, Mark Kopp <> wrote:
> I, personally, do not work with this type of medium, so my question is
> merely out of curiosity. If someone wanted materials from the National
> Archives and Records Administration, would you have to buy it? What
> videos are housed there? what format?...what use?...what rights to
> it?...etc...>

NARA is one of the amazing archives in the world in terms of scope and
availability. For ordering material you can see how to go about it at

If they already have a video master, then a dupe is fairly
inexpensive. And since it's mostly government material, most of it is
in the public domain. To get a digibeta master of a half-hour film
we're using as a bonus feature for a DVD, it took about three weeks
and the cost was $150 which is extremely reasonable.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: 201-767-3117
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