Ride the Digital
seeped into almost every realm of our lives.
Right from homes to large corporations and
governments, everyone is riding on the digital
highway. Simply put, every bit of information in
any form now is being digitalized. For instance,
movies and home-videos made on traditional films
now are being transformed into digital format
using various techniques.
Corruption While Conversion
with, a digital data is nothing but storage of
data in the form of 0’s and 1’s, that is
understood by various digital computing
machines. The process adopted for digitalization
may vary, but the final format is a string of
0’s and 1’s. As large amounts of data is being
digitalized, there always are chances that the
data is not converted properly. The data on
films is of the analog format. If the conversion
is done incorrectly, there always is a chance
that some sort of electronic disturbance or
noise affects the final quality of the digital
conversion. This can happen due to –
Wireless devices like cell phones emit strong
signals. If the data conversion is taking place
in presence of such equipment, there are chances
that the signals emitted by the device create
interference and mar the quality of the film
• Televisions, radios and
many other electronic equipment create
interference or noise.
• Background noise
from the surrounding environment can also affect
the conversion process.
• While the data
conversion is taking place, if data carrying
cables are placed too close to each other, there
is a slight chance that the actual transfer will
suffer from some sort of interference and affect
the final quality of the conversion.
Digital Data Storage
storage is extremely reliable and is not
susceptible to dangers such as physical damage
or corruption. For instance, a minor noise or
interference can be overlooked if the data is
stored digitally. That does not happen with
analog data storage. A couple of missing frames
on a film might ruin the entire reel. Moreover,
external factors like fungal infection, damage
due to extreme heat, humidity also need to be
considered. In case of digital conversion and
storage, these factors barely make a difference.
You can make multiple copies of the digital
films with the click of a button, store it
locally, on optical devices such as DVDs,
online; the options are aplenty.
The biggest advantage
however is the ease of access. For instance,
consider a normal 8 mm film and its copy which
is digitalized. For accessing the content on the
8 mm film, you will need a projector, a
projection screen and a darkened room. In
contrast, you can watch the digital copy on any
digital device with playback facilities which
include a smartphone, a tablet PC, laptop,
computer or even a portable gaming device.