DVD burning to duplication question

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Krazy Kanuk, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Krazy Kanuk

    Krazy Kanuk Guest

    Hi....If I burn a DVD and take it to a duplication house I assume that the
    DVD's they make would be playable on any player just like the commercial
    ones.....My question is....what format do I use to burn them on a
    DVD-R?....+ or - ? Does it matter? I understand that if I just made my
    own copys that there would be compatability issues but does that change
    somehow when there are "pro" copies made?
    Krazy Kanuk, Jul 18, 2003
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  2. Krazy Kanuk

    aofe Guest

    Depends on the replicator, most should accept any media. Some will
    only accept DVD-r Authoring media (which you need a Pioneer 201
    burner) or some will accept only DLT (which is needed for DVD-9,copy
    protection, etc) or a combination of the three.

    Also, you should note that you will need to make at least 500 (or 1000
    or whatever the replicators minimum is)

    However, you will have pressed discs and they will work in all DVD
    players (as long as you authored properly)

    Best thing is to ask your replicator what they accept.
    aofe, Jul 19, 2003
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  3. Krazy Kanuk

    Krazy Kanuk Guest

    My TDK burner also does + and -
    My local place does orders of 100 too.
    Krazy Kanuk, Jul 19, 2003
  4. Krazy Kanuk

    editworks Guest

    Not all duplicators will provide you with a disc that plays in all machines.
    Many duplicators will create DVD-R copies. Check with the facility. We
    discs that will play on any machine and will do as few as one and as many as
    1000 copies with very quick turn-around.
    Please feel free to call us at 407 862-3113 or e-mail

    editworks, Jul 20, 2003
  5. Krazy Kanuk

    Kyle Guest

    This brings up a question I've kinda had....

    I think there is a difference between 'duplication' and 'replication'
    .... where replication is the real thing, which creates DVD's playable in
    all DVD players.

    Is that right?

    I know in the past we've talked to Cinram about DVD replication using
    the DVD-5 Format (min order of 1000 pieces) and have also talked to
    smaller outfits about duplication using DVD-R's

    Looking forward to the day, when a consumer standard is adopted!
    (DVD +R -R +RW -RW RAM...which one is gonna be it?)

    Kyle, Jul 21, 2003
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