Digital Download is a way of sending the video to you via the Internet. I email you a link and you just follow the instructions to start the download. The Digital Download gives you the full resolution HD or 4K video so you’re not sacrificing anything.
The video format I use is the widely compatible H.264 and the files are both Mac and Windows compatible. Please keep in mind that the file size of a Documentary Edit could be 30GB or more for HD and 250GB or more for 4K. That means it could take many hours or even days to fully download over fast broadband internet.
The Digital Download also has these advantages over disc formats like Blu-ray and DVD:
If you have the hardware, software, and knowhow, you can burn your own Blu-rays and DVDs.
Anyone can potentially edit the video in the future without having to rip the compressed video off the discs.
If you want to make a fire/theft proof backup copy of your video, simply copy the files onto another hard drive and store it at a different physical location.