Re: digitizing rights

Gary Handman (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:19:44 -0800 (PST)

Rhonda...we're messing around with a number of digital video programs,
but....yow! we're talking about under 5 minute MPEG clips accessable from
a verrrrrrrry narrow swath of users with fairly high bandwidth
capabilities. You're talking about 8-10 megabits PER MINUTE for video
digitization... How you gonna do an hour's-worth of video at those rates
(unless you opt for unwatchable QuickTime)??? Even with 100mb shared
wiring within this building (and with the server a couple of hundred feet
away, the network chokes on this stuff.

Yeah...we're currently looking into digital rights, but I ain't sanguine
about the technology being "ready for soup" for several years.

Gary Handman

>we are looking into a centralized media distribution system that would
>require digital rather than analog transmission. I have two questions:
>1. does anyone have any experience in this type of interactive digital
>video system?
>2. what about getting digital rights for your video collection?
>thanks for any information,
>Rhonda Rosen
>Marymount University phone: (310)338-4584
>7900 Loyola Blvd. email:
>Los Angeles, CA 90045-8206 web: