There are numerous options available when it comes to storing your video. You can store them on various tape formats along with computer hard drives, disks, cartridges, DVDs and portable hard drives such as flash cards. You can also store your videos on various online sites on the internet.
Video storage serves various functions such as recording, playback, production, archive, search, on-demand usage along with delayed usage. Each function has its specific set of technical and economic requirements, costs and methods. Some storage concepts only allow you to record on them once, while others let you record, erase and re-record many times over. Storage systems also come with various sizes of memory and read and write speeds. New systems are being developed yearly that allow for more storage space at a lower cost. New storage systems may now incorporate holography.