Received the first digitized files today

I picked up, from Peggy Bott Kirby, copies of the digital files from the first five tapes digitized by Alan Brown at Visions Videography. The files come to us in a format called .avi and range in size from 5.13 GB (Asset 485) to 19.74 GB (Asset 494); a total of 65.64 GB. Will do some experimenting with these to determine the best way to save off copies for storage at multiple locations to guard against loss. The tapes now go into a new bin for tapes that have been digitized and a new set are with Alan to be converted....progress...

A little update, I converted the .AVI files to .MP4 files which reduced their sizes quite a bit. I then took a quick look at them and the quality of the transfer is pretty good. One of them is of Cowtown! at the White Elephant. There's another that shows Diane and James Maynard working in the costume shop with some other people I don't recognize and a very young Lake. Johnny is in another interviewing people at the Smoke House creating a film to show students from Duke University that he's trying to get to come to Fort Worth to be in one of his plays. There's a great Black and White video with Grover Coulson and Michael Joe Goggans and others called Seasonal Staff about the IRS. Grover walks in with a bucket of coins and dumps them on a guys desk to pay his income taxes. Everyone's sooooo young!