I have VHS tapes that I want to digitize. I started this using something like Pinnacle's Dazzle. I notice that the only encoding options were for compressed video, which could lead to quality degradation, especially in reprocessing to improve the image quality (such as adjusting colors and contrast, noise reduction, and de-interlacing).
I was concerned whether I should continue such a time consuming process without first choosing an encoding wouldn't lead to unwanted limitations (e.g., as described here) in the final product.
I would guess that I have on the order of 100 hours of video. In the past, cost of disk storage was a concern, hence encoding with compression was the norm. But I don't feel constrained that way anymore.
Can I get some recommendations on a range of consumer hardware and encoding choices and some ideas of what the benefits and limitations are?
(Sorry if this has already been answered, but I didn't see anything in the list of related questions. This one touches on the subject, but doesn't go into much detail.)