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Old March 11th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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Dual Layer DVD+R (inkset printable) for DV project

Just recently I was filming in Kauai, shot so much footage from land from air from boat etc etc, however thats beside the point. I'm getting through most of post when I started to think there was no way in heck I'm going to get all this to fit on a DVD+R 4.7gb (dvd-5) disk. However I wanted to do a light scribe cover and there are no DL light scribe disks yet which I find to be fairly disappointing. Anyway so I'm decided to get some DL DVD+R inkjet printables instead. Is light scribe really all that much better compared to inkjeting on a DVD? Anyway all I need for now is maybe 10, however all I find is 30 packs etc. Anyone know of a ten pack that is a name brand? Thanks
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Old March 11th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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Newegg has 20 packs of DVD+DL inkjet printable disks:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817130997

How many hours of video do you want to fit on the DVD?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 11:49 PM   #3
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Hey thanks for the link, I'm looking around 3 hours plus tons and tons of high res pictures that will go in form of video. So almost 4 hours I would think...still in post so I'm not 100 percent sure yet but I know its going to be way over 2 hours. Its not just one feature, there are several segments. Anyway thanks again, if you find anything else let me know.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #4
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If this is a 4:3 project, you might look at encoding the DVD at half D1 (352x480) to fit on a single layer disk, especially if it will be played back on CRT televisions.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 03:09 AM   #5
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Its native 16:9 actually, shot with the Canon Optura xi. Its going to be viewed on widescreen LCDs for the most part. Hmm, I'm just stuck with a DL...oh well I guess.

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Old March 12th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #6
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...Is light scribe really all that much better compared to inkjeting on a DVD?...
IMHO: Lightscribe isn't better than inkjet printing at all. You're much better off with inkjet printed DVDs. IMHO, as I say!
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Old March 12th, 2008, 12:12 PM   #7
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Nathan,
Try Meritline for a wide selection of DVD types. I buy my DVD-R inkjet printables from them. I've been using their Pro Disc brand printables and have never had a coaster.
Hope this helps.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #8
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Thanks guys, I'll check into ProDisc. I'm fairly sure I have heard of them. I've never done light scribe before and also have never printed directly on the CD. I use to use the white paper labels but the disk wouldn't get enough spin in some drives so it wouldn't play. Anyway thanks again, if anyone else has anything to add feel free.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #9
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hmm cant seem to find any DL's for ProDisc...

However I did find some super cheap "playo" DVD+R DL hub inkjet printable...but I am scared to try them
http://meritline.stores.yahoo.net/pl...printable.html

Anyone use these? Let me know if anyone has any horror stories with these. Might just try a 10 pack and see how it goes.

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Old March 14th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #10
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DL disks aren't a big seller, so there aren't nearly as many brands available. Go with Verbatim. With as much difficulty so many folks have with burning DL disks, going with a generic brand is begging for coasters.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #11
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I love how the finished product would look on a hub DVD DL but yeah your right, verbatim has got very very good reviews...I'll just go with them, can't go wrong. Thanks again everyone.
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