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Old May 11th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am looking into a job that would require recording straight to DVD from my camera and the DVD being sold to the public.

Some background - I have a Pioneer 330 DVD recorder and use it for this purpose, but I have put the discs in a DVD player here at home and the DVD skipped here and there.

My guess is that the audio is Mpeg-2 which I am not very fond of for compatability.

Does anybody know of a good "professional" DVD recorder with firewire and the option to use PCM or AC3 audio?

Or at least a recorder that has very good compatability.

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Old May 11th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #2
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Sony VRD-VC30 DVDirect DVD Recorder

It's great little recorder. You can pick between 4 custom dvd backrounds, it has a 2.5 color screen that you can monitor that it's actually recording. I just noticed that www.circuitcity.com has it for $149. I paid $200 a few months ago.

It has Firewire In, Svideo and Composite inputs. You can only play dvds recorded by the vrd-vc30.


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Old May 11th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Jon.

How about this twist, does anybody know of a DVD recorder that finalizes the discs automatically as it burns?

With the Pioneer unit, to play the DVD on a different machine than the one used for recording, I have to go in the menu and finalize the disc.

For this application, I would like to press record, press stop and when the disc comes out it is ready to be sold.

Thanks for your help
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Old May 12th, 2007, 08:54 AM   #4
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Jon, that recorder looks interesting.

It looks like it uses AC3 for the audio, is this true?

Would it burn & finalize in one step?

Also, do you think would it be possible to hook up two of these to one camera using a firewire hub or distribution piece of hardware?

It would be nice to be able to have a new disc to record on as the other is finalizing.

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