Are there any DVD-R/+Rs that can hold more than 4.7GB

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Leonid Makarovsky, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Are there any DVDRs that can hold more than 4.7GB. What are double
    sided DVDRs? Are these the ones I have to flip? Would a DVD Burner
    work with DVDRs that are larger than 4.7GB if any. Thanks.

    Leonid Makarovsky, Jan 13, 2004
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  2. Leonid Makarovsky

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    Yes. They are double-sided DVD-Rs, think of them like DVD-10s, but
    DVD-Rs that have recordable media on both sides.
    If you want to record/play both sides, then yes. :)
    Pretty much any DVD burner will work with double sided DVD-Rs.

    And if you can wait a few months, burners that record dual layers (think
    "DVD-9") will be out. In fact, Pioneer reportedly used a custom firmware
    on a standard DVR-A06 to achieve a dual-layer burning demo at the 2004 CES
    Nomen Nescio, Jan 13, 2004
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  3. 23 gig discs on around the corner ( blu ray)

    Steve Friedman, Jan 14, 2004
  4. Leonid Makarovsky

    Simon Dean Guest

    Just by upgrading the firmware huh? I wonder how feasible that will be
    for other DVD Burner, Manufacturers? Im thinking specifically LG (since
    I have one of those).

    But the big question I can find myself asking, is how much are the dual
    layer burnable discs?

    Chances are initially, they're going to be at least double the price of
    a regular disc, surely?

    Simon Dean, Jan 14, 2004
  5. Leonid Makarovsky

    JW Guest

    Wow! Was there any indication whether the DVR-A06 will support DVD-9
    with a firmware upgrade made available to the end user?
    JW, Jan 14, 2004
  6. Will these be dual layers that I do NOT have to flip? I mean will I be
    able to play the whole thing continuesly without breaks or pauses?

    Leonid Makarovsky, Jan 14, 2004
  7. Leonid Makarovsky

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    That's what the report said, at least on a Pioneer DVR-A06:


    Sony demonstrated dual-layer DVD+R burning but it is unclear whether
    this was using one of their current burners or a new one:

    Technically or economically feasible? :)
    They'll probably be quite a bit.
    Oh, I'd certainly think so. They'll be in big demand by people who
    want to copy DVD-9s without any compression.

    I'm personally not really interested in them unless they (1) get close
    to the cost/GB of standard 4X 4.38GB DVD-R media and (2) they are able
    to burn close to the 8X we can do with standard 4.38GB DVD+R, and soon
    do with standard 4.38GB DVD-R. Also a big question is how compatible
    will these be relative to standard DVD-Rs.

    Technology-wise though, I find these dual layer blanks to be quite
    interesting though.
    Nomen Nescio, Jan 14, 2004
  8. Leonid Makarovsky

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    Do YOU have to flip DVD-9s now?
    Can YOU do this right now with DVD-9s?
    Nomen Nescio, Jan 15, 2004
  9. Leonid Makarovsky

    Dennis Vogel Guest

    Not sure what you mean by DVDR. DVD terminology is
    very precise. There are DVD-R, DVD+R and others.
    DVDR with no "punctuation" before the R is not standard.

    That said there a several capacities of DVDs. A good site
    to read to learn about DVD technology is
    It describes DVD 5 (the technical name for the 4.7GB version
    you refer to.) Unfortunately, none of the other sizes can be
    burned by consumer grade DVD burners that we all can buy
    today. The larger capacities such as the ones commercial
    movies come one are made with a different process than home
    burners. The best you can do is double sided DVDs but you
    must have software that will support them which can "split"
    the authored DVD files at the right place and tell you when to
    flip the DVD during burning. I'm not familiar with any that
    do this but I'll bet others here are and will tell you what to
    look for. Maybe has some info on this.

    Dennis Vogel
    Dennis Vogel, Jan 15, 2004
  10. Leonid Makarovsky

    FLY135 Guest

    My guess is that he means DVD "Recordable" and he's asking if anyone knows
    of any with a capcity of more than 4.7GB. I don't but it was pretty easy to
    decypher the gist of his question.
    FLY135, Jan 15, 2004
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