An interesting article from a while back points out the limitations of digital video. If this can happen to Pixar (who must have all the money in the world and the best and most-motivated techs) what’s happening at smaller companies?
“He had an error, I forget the exact [one]. It was like, “Directory no longer valid,” because he’s in a place that had just been deleted. Then he thought to walk up [a directory] and he walked back up and then we saw Hamm, Potato Head and Rex. Then we looked at it again and there was just Hamm and then nothing.”
Say what you will about celluloid, but it doesn’t fail like this.