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DVD-R questions

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by CIPHER_one, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    Is it possible to burn over an hour of footage onto a DVD-R without the quality being decreased? Special DVD-R's that can only be ordered perhaps??


    thanks
     
  2. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1
    DVD-DL discs are around twice the size of DVD-Rs. They require a burner that supports them and the discs themselves are pretty steep right now.

    I don't know what program you're using or what your source is, but many commerical movies with 120 minute running times will easily fit on a DVD-R without being lower quality than anything else, so you may want to look into what bitrate you're encoding at.

    If you're just playing on the computer, or have a DVD player that will support MPEG4 formats, you could always encode to high bitrate DivX like pirate releases do, and end up with somewhere around 12 hours on a single disc.
     
  3. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    an hour! damn you! that's 4.7 gigs of space. what the fuck are you burning to only be an hour? is it high def? wtf?

    sorry, but there's really alot of space on a dvd. you should be fine.
     
  4. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    Well, if you look on the back of DVD-R's, they say:

    1 Hour= XP Highest Quality

    2 Hours= SP Good Quality

    4 Hours= whatever

    Etc etc.

    Kind of like on a VHS...actually exactly like it. You know what I'm sayin? So anything over an hour it has to go down in quality..
     
  5. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    you should be fine with the sp setting is what i'm saying. it's the compression, etc you use on the film that makes or breaks it.
     
  6. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1
    That information is probably based on burning actual DV quality shit, not the MPEG2 that DVDs were made for. Marketing bullshit is strange these days.
     
  7. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    Right on, I usually export as a quicktime file and I can up the quality for that, or i could export it as an Mpeg-2 or whatever. I'm not too familiar with the other formats, or which ones are better. any advice as far as that's concerned?
     
  8. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    standard dvd video is mpeg-2. there are tons of formats you can use for dvd's with video on them...

    here's a super compact vcd thing i found

    did i mention near dvd quality on a cd?
    http://www.autogk.me.uk/
     
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