Question about Recording

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by JohnOPR, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. JohnOPR

    JohnOPR Stunt Coordinator

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    Can someone provide me an answer to this question? Here's the situation: A DVD recorder has four recording speeds, speed 1 producing the best transfer; speed 4, the worst. An individual has had his super 8 home movies transferred to DVD and wants to copy a few of them to pass on to the relatives. In order to save space, this person wants to transfer TWO of his home movie DVD discs to ONE DVD disc; therefore, he sets the DVD recorder at recording speed 2 and transfers two of his original discs to the one. Picture quality is degraded, but not significantly. If the individual wants to make duplicates of the disc that was just recorded at recording speed 2 and uses that disc as the master, will he lose picture quality if he records additional discs at speed 2? I was just wondering if identical speeds produce identical results.
     
  2. Chuck Pennington

    Chuck Pennington Supporting Actor

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    He WILL loose quality regurdless of the speed with each recording because it will go down a generation - unless the disc is copied via a hard drive. Otherwise, re-recording it in real time will add another layer of digital compression.
     

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