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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #1
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I am finishing a piece and the master will be sent to a dupe house. What is the highest quality, type of rendering I should provide. Newbie to multiple duplication so any help here would be greatly appreciated. I have checked the requirments for the facility but am unsure of the types etc. The client is using Disk Makers if that matters



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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:35 AM   #2
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Assuming you're talking about a DVD, make a master DVD, burn it to the best media you can buy (Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim) and send that to them.
If it's not DVD, then we need to know what format it is.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #3
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It is dvd. Sorry 'bout that.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #4
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Does the dupe facility have any specific requirements?
When I've done this in the past, I just send them the best quality DVD (burned on the best blank media I have) I can make.
If the program is over 70 min., I use a bitrate calculator to get the best bitrate settings I can.
If it's under that,I just use a CBR of 8,000,000.
This assumes AC-3 audio.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #5
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since the damage is done at converting the video to mpeg2 for DVD, there is nothing you can done except sending your original DVD in a way you are sure it is perfect. For this, video DVD-R is the worse solution.
iso image on tape (standard is DLT) is the industry solution but can be difficult/expensive for regular home producer. Hard disk can be a solution too.
the advantage of not going to DVD-R, is you can provide content bigger than the usual 4.5 gig single side/layer DVD-R and go to the 9 gig dual layer.
This would also allow for encryption in case you need to protect content.
I would not try this on a DVD-R DL.
You can also send the data to a DATA DVD-R (or even more than one DVD-R) since data DVD-R are more accurate than video DVD-R.
Remember that most disk maker just blindly burn the content you provide to thousand of disk.
If the DVD is faulty, they probably will just say "sorry,but you provided the content".
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Old August 20th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #6
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Old thread, but right on target for my situation. I am finishing a project and the client needs it sent to a duplication house. I have been providing Memorex DVD+R discs, just because I had a lot of them. Is it better if I use DVD-R, or some other media?

The duplicator said he did not want any transmittal other than a DVD when I brought up trying to use a tech solution rather than mailing a disc.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 12:02 PM   #7
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We currently have two projects in with Discmakers. Call them and talk to a tech specialist. They will go over the following:


1. how long your project is
2. DVD-R vs DVD+R, Hard drive with uncompressed files
3. DVD design on disc and on box

They are quite good to work with.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 02:42 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give them a call.
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