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rodgers73
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Burning HD footage to DVD

Postby rodgers73 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 22:22 pm

I want to put about 1hr 40 of HD footage onto a DVD.

What sort of blank DVD should I buy?

Do they have varying levels of quality etc?

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Re: Burning HD footage to DVD

Postby inkyfingers » Sun Aug 12, 2012 08:10 am

You need a Blu Ray disk, and you'll also need to check that your drive can write to a Blu Ray disk.
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Re: Burning HD footage to DVD

Postby sungod » Sun Aug 12, 2012 14:37 pm

rodgers73 wrote:I want to put about 1hr 40 of HD footage onto a DVD.

What sort of blank DVD should I buy?

Do they have varying levels of quality etc?


depends on...

- what disks your writer supports, the highest capacity single-sided dvds are double-layer (dl)
- whether you actually want the footage in 'real' dvd format, or simply want to put the file on there for computer playback (or for a dvd player that'll cope with this too), if it's for computer playback you can use an hd file format, but standard dvd is not hd format so you'd need to downscale
- what quality level, 'hd' could mean umpteen different frame sizes and data rates
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Re: Burning HD footage to DVD

Postby garryc » Sun Aug 12, 2012 15:03 pm

HD = Blu Ray
SD = DVD

You can't put HD on a DVD, you'll have to make a Blu Ray or sample it down to Standard Definition.

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Re: Burning HD footage to DVD

Postby rodgers73 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 21:17 pm

Hmm, trickier than I thought. I doubt my PC can write blu-ray disks so it will have to be downgraded to SD.

Does it matter what disk I use for this?


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