Mask of Zorro Superbit - Visible Layer Switch?

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  1. Adam Barratt

    Adam Barratt Cinematographer

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    I just got around to watching this disc, and noticed it had a non-seamless layer change (at 69:02). This is the first Superbit disc I've seen without a seamless change. Has anyone else seen visible layer switches on other Superbit discs or is this just a fluke?

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  2. Neil Joseph

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    It has been a while since I saw this and I never really knew where the layer change was. I will check it out tonight.
     
  3. Craig W

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    Yes I noticed the same thing this past weekend on two of my DVD players. Mask of Zorro SB edition does not have a seemless layer change.

    Is this a sign that Sony is no longer using a seemless layer on the Superbit titles? Has there been compatibility issues?

    What about newer SB titles? Do they still have a seemless layer change?

    Hopefully this is just a case of someone dropping the ball and not a sign of things to come. I thought I read somewhere recently that more studios were looking to implement seemless layer change even though it is not an official part of the DVD spec. Originally it was to be but some of the original encoding software had an issue with it so it was dropped. It was my understanding that this was never a hardware issue.
     

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