Picture freezes during movie. What's up with that?

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  1. John.bo

    John.bo Auditioning

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    I’ve noticed that just about (or perhaps every) DVD I’ve viewed (both new and rental) have a point somewhere in the movie, usually at a scene change, where the picture freezes for a split second before going into the scene change. I have seen this behavior with two different players, a Toshiba 3800 and my Pioneer DV-45A. It always occurs at the same place in the movie, but not at every scene change. I first thought it was a disk defect, but I swear it happens usually just once on everything I’ve watched. What’s the deal? [​IMG]
    John
     
  2. Jesse Blacklow

    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

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    It's just a layer change. Most commercial DVDs are dual-layer, and so the laser has to access the second layer. It's like a really quick version of laserdisc autoflips. Almost every player does it, I think, unless it has some enormous buffer. It's also more noticeable with some DVDs than others.
     
  3. John.bo

    John.bo Auditioning

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    Cool! Thanks for the info.

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