Early Digital Revolution
The capturing and storage of video, audio, film and photo evolved slowly where initial efforts to capture in digital were on tape and evolved overtime to CDs, DVDs, Mini-discs, and now Blu-ray. Depending on the type of media, it was not unusual to either capture in low quality digital in standard definition such as MP3 in audio and or 480p MPEG2 video. These options were less difficult to share and less difficult to duplicate.
However, the evolution of digital and mobile technology has transformed digital significantly especially as a result of mobile phones, cheap data storage options, higher quality and smaller lenses and the evolution of cloud computing allowing you to store media in central repositories. This evolution means what was done in the past has to be redone for digitization purposes.