The terminology used for digital audio and video can be extremely confusing, particularly as terms are often used interchangeably. The major terms are defined on this page.
If your organisation has the opportunity to purchase new equipment for recording, they should examine what file formats or codecs are supported and if they are suitable for the intended use and longevity of the recording. This guidance identifies some of the things to consider when choosing a file format for creating new audio and video material.
Advances in technology have ensured that it is now easy to create, replicate and share digital images. However, these images generally take up a lot of storage space are more susceptible to abuse or human error. Therefore it is important to carefully address issues regarding the capture, management and disposal of digital images, particularly if they are to be used for evidentiary purposes.