Digital Media Group
is part of the

Research Areas
Test Beds
Staff Directory

DMG Collaborators

Upcoming Events



Digital Media Group (DMG)
DMG Publications
  • Digital Data Preservation
  • Digital Cinema
  • Past Publications

    Digital Data Preservation

    Care and Handling Guide for the Preservation of CDs and DVDs. NIST Special Publication 500-252, October 2003.
    Download PDF (1.24 MB)

    NIST Quick One-Page Reference from the Guide (See above guide)
    Download PDF (294 KB)

    NIST/Library of Congress (LoC) Optical Disc Longevity Testing Procedure. NIST Special Publication 500-263, November, 2005
    Download PDF (296KB)

    Stability Comparison of Recordable Optical Discs -- A Study of Error Rates in Harsh Conditions. NIST Journal of Research, Volume 109, Number 5, September-October 2004
    Download PDF (669KB)

    DVD-ROM Drive Compatibility Test for DVD-R(General), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM Discs (Phase 1). NIST Special Publication 500-254, October 2003
    Download PDF (756KB)

    Digital Cinema

    "Software for viewing and converting digital cinema materials," Charles Fenimore and Alex Nikolaev, NISTIR 6814, Gaithersburg MD (December 2001)
    Download PDF (272kb)

    "Characterization of Projection Systems for the MPEG-4 Digital Cinema Compression Scheme Evaluation," P.A. Boynton and C. Fenimore, NISTIR 6792, Gaithersburg MD (September 2001)
    Download PDF (296kb)

    "Mastering and Archiving Uncompressed Digital Video Test Materials," C. Fenimore, SMPTE Journal, v.110, pp 726 - 735 (October 2001)
    Download PDF (4.83mb)

    "Quality Assessment for Digital Cinema: Test Materials and Metrics for Compression," C. Fenimore, Proceedings of Digital Cinema Conference 2001, NISTIR 6591, (January 2001)
    Download HTML

    "Opportunities in Digital Cinema," C. Fenimore, Advanced Technology Program 2001 ATP Digital Video Program Workshop, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA (February 8, 2001)
    Download HTML

    "Mosquito noise in MPEG-compressed video: test patterns and metrics," C. Fenimore, J. Libert, and P. Roitman, Proc. SPIE Conf. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, San Jose CA (2000)
    Download PDF (154kb)

    "Mastering and Archiving Uncompressed Digital Video Test Materials," C. Fenimore (October 2000)
    Download PDF (1.23mb)

Date created: 2001-06-26
Last updated: 2008-01-03
DMG News
NIST/LC Optical Media longevity Study Progress Website