Sony DVD505 question

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by sillyputty, May 29, 2008.

  1. sillyputty

    sillyputty Guest

    I have a Sony DCR-DVD505 Handycam that I'm enjoying. In the manual
    under 'Finalizing the disc' it says, 'The shorter the amount of
    material on the disc, the longer it takes for finalizing.' Is this
    correct and, if so, why or a typo? Thanks.
    sillyputty, May 29, 2008
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  2. It could be that it has to fill out the remaining space to make
    up the minimum track length (for compatibility with standalone
    DVD players).
    Richard Crowley, May 29, 2008
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  3. sillyputty

    David McCall Guest

    I think it is correct. My feeble understanding is that there needs to be
    a minimum limit of disc recorded before closing it. If you have only
    recorded a little bit, then it has to record to the disc until that
    minimum is met before closing.

    David McCall, May 29, 2008
  4. sillyputty

    Bill Fright Guest

    No typo. Finalizing is basically recording over all blank parts of the
    disc so all DVD players won't get confused by the blank parts. So the
    less recorded video the longer it takes to record "blank video".
    Bill Fright, May 29, 2008
  5. sillyputty

    sillyputty Guest

    Thanks! I never thought of that. The DCR-DVD505 is my first camcorder
    and I having a great time with it!
    sillyputty, May 30, 2008
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    Bob A Guest

    That only seems to apply to -R media. I have a Liteon DVD recorder
    that will finalize a short recording in about 45 seconds on +R but
    takes longer on -R media. I have a older Sony standalone that only
    does -R media and it takes 8 minutes to finalize a 3 minute recording
    but only takes 3 minutes for an hour or longer recording.
    Bob A, Jun 2, 2008
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