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“Sounds transferred to a wax or plastic or film or wire can live and vibrate again fifteen minutes or fifty years from now”
Typical Record Formats
Audio visual material comes in various formats, including: VHS and Betamax film footage; audio cassette recordings; reel to reel film, audio and video tracks; digital audio files; digital video files.
The following are common categories of information which feature in this record type:
- Promotional footage
- Propagandist footage
- Documentary evidence
- Recordings of events or concerts, etc.
- Observation of activities associated with people’s lives
- Interviews with individuals