Which folder contains all info needed to make a DVD?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Doc, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    To save space on a mult-disc project, once I've created the disc
    material and want to transfer that to an external drive and trash all
    the source material to make room for more captures.

    Do I need to keep anything but the video_ts folder? I 'spose I could
    make an image file off a DVD but still would like to know.

    Doc, Mar 12, 2006
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  2. Doc

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    The only reason I'd keep the VIDEO_TS folder is for extra copies. You can
    get it back from a DVD but what if it goes bad - as they have been know to
    do :-(
    If there's ANY chance that you'll have to do a re-edit down the road, I'd
    keep whatever music, stills, etc. were used with the project and store them
    somewhere safe. This is assuming that you keep the original videotapes and
    don't record over them.

    Mike Kujbida, Mar 12, 2006
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  3. If you want to trash the original of everything, go ahead and do it. In
    order to make multiple copies all you need is the Video_TS folder. Copy this
    folder to your hard drive, go into a program like Nero and start a DVD Video
    project. Drag the contents of the Video_TS folder on the hard drive to the
    Video_TS folder in the project, click "burn" and go have lunch.

    Just keep a master of each DVD for future copies. No big deal. Format the
    hard drive if you want. Copies can always be made later.
    Larry Johnson, Mar 12, 2006
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