What dvd format do studios use?....

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  1. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    You hear all these stories about what format companies will use to produce dvd burners. Should it be dvd-rw, dvd+rw,etc. I know some of the formats are for computer use. But, you hear that some discs will not work in some stand alone dvd players. What format do studios use when creating the movies we buy from them?? And why don't we use that format? Just curious. Thanks!
     
  2. RicP

    RicP Screenwriter

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    Todd,
    DVDs from studios are stamped from a glass master, exactly the way that CDs are. Obviously, this is impractical for home use as most people do not have $200,000 stamping machines at home. [​IMG]
    In the same way that CDs bought from stores are nothing like CD-Rs or CD-RWs, DVD recordables are the same way.
     
  3. Micahel C

    Micahel C Stunt Coordinator

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    Todd,

    Most of the major name recorders are supporting the DVD-RW or DVD/RW formats. The DVD+RW format is a Phillips format and is supported by very few recorders other than their own brand. Most of the stand alone DVD players that support recordable disc playback pretty much follow the same suit as the recorders. As for commercial discs, Ric covered it very well in his post.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    If you are authoring a professional DVD you use DVD-R (professional version) which contains writeable sectors for copy protection and such.
     

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