USB Flash Drives
are in. CDs, DVDs and Blue-ray are out!
Technology is changing and media these days are either in the
cloud or on flash drives. If you haven't heard the news lately, you are
in for a big surprise. Software companies have discontined burning
software and computer companies have ceased manufacturing CD, DVD and
Blue-ray optical disc drives making this technology obsolete.
USB Drives have many advantages. The one and most important, is the
ability to make copies of your video without restrictions and share
them with your friends and family. You can not duplicate a disc without
purchasing special software. Another huge advantage, USB Drives are not
susceptible to scratches or degradation over time. If you scratch the
disc, your video is lost forever.
For many years DVDs were the preferred media for wedding video. They
were only capable of recording standard 720 x 480p definition because
they were limited to 4.7 gigabytes. USB drives are manufactured to hold
up to 1TB in HD 1920 x 1080p definition or the new 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p.
These two are the most common displays now. If you own a "Smart" TV,
you can plug the Flash
Drive in to your USB port and watch it directly from your TV. If you
don't own a Smart TV, you can connect a portable digital media player
to any TV. (See the Micca Speck G2 on Amazon.)