Panasonic E50 users

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  1. Rob Mac

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    The Panasonic E50 has an edit function where a commercial or unwanted segment can be erased on a DVD-r. Has anyone tried this function? After disc is finalized, does the program play skipping the erased bits seamlessly? Also, exactly how bad does a program recorded at 3-4 hour speeds look? If you were dubbing a laserdisc that was between 2 and 3 hours long, using Flex Record, at what length would you be pushing it quality wise?
     
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    AFAIK, you cannot edit DVD-R, only DVD-RAM.

    The picture quality dropps off noticably after 3 hours, at least to my eye.
     
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    I believe the resolution on the Panasonic recorders drops noticably at around 2:20 using flexible record.
     
  4. Rob Mac

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    Thanks for the quality info. If a DVD-R can not be erased, why does my manual say DVD-R AND RAM can be erased fully or in segments and that only the DVD-RAM can be re-recorded on. The DVD-R recording space is lost when it is erased. Has anyone actually tried to erase part of a DVD-R? If you do, let me know how another dvd player plays over the erased bits. Note: DVD-R can only be erased BEFORE finalizing disc.
     
  5. Rob Bournemouth

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    The E50 will only allow you to erase an entire recording on a DVD-R disc, you cannot edit parts of a recording out. See page 42 and 44 of the instruction manual.
     

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