I am not sure that latest on-line video system as Avid, Cube and others can't give us "broadcast quality". In fact, I have been talking with a lot of video professionals that are using on-line video editing instead high quality formats as digital Beta and others. Not for archive purposes, of course. Therefore, the tape format is cheaper but without any doubt, CD-I and videodisc are better if we are talking about security and longevity. Internet:[log in to unmask] Bitnet: OFPFLK02@SIVM Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife Programs & Cultural Studies. 955 L'Enfant Plaza SW, #1500. Washington, DC 20560 Voice Phone (202) 287 3436. Fax (202) 287 3529.