Writing DVD's from camcorder

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Ashnook, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Ashnook

    Ashnook Guest

    .... having got my camcorder (and old sony camcorder) recordings onto my
    pc and edited them I now want to view them on my dvd player connected to
    my TV. The player is a warfdale dvd 750.

    If I write a cd (using Nero 6) I can view them on the dvd player but if
    i write a dvd (dvd+r) then warfdale does not recognise the dvd.

    so, what do I need to do (answers on a postcard to ...)?

    Should I be using dvd-r or any other format?

    Am I using Nero6 in the wrong way or do I need another program?

    I assume that if I write the dvd in the correct format etc. I can view
    4.7Gb of videos?

    Thanks, Brian
     
    Ashnook, Nov 5, 2006
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  2. Ashnook

    Tony Morgan Guest

    Your Wharfdale 750 will play CDR, CDRW, DVD-R, DVD+R, VCD, SVCD and MP3.

    It will not play DVD-RW, nor DVD-RW, nor DivX, nor XviD, nor JPG.

    To write correctly formatted DVD-R (or DVD+R) you must either use Nero
    Vision, or use a video editor that provides video DVD burning.

    Some versions/variants of Nero include Nero Vision, and some do not.
     
    Tony Morgan, Nov 5, 2006
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  3. Ashnook

    Ashnook Guest

    Thanks again Tony. Views from other groups I posted on suggest that
    reading own dvd's on this machine is iffy at best. Time to upgrade I
    think...
     
    Ashnook, Nov 6, 2006
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  4. Ashnook

    Jerry Guest

    More likely you need to down-grade, many of the more expensive DVD
    players won't play all disc types that the sub 30 quid cheapo player
    from the supermarket will...
     
    Jerry, Nov 6, 2006
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  5. Ashnook

    Tony Morgan Guest

    In message <454ee152$0$7676$>, Ashnook
    Interestingly, often the cheapest DVD players give the widest support
    for the many video/audio media/formats. Those sold at Asda seem to fall
    into this category. It's also keeping an eye open at Aldi - especially
    for DVD recorders.

    To check on any particular make/model go here:
    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers

    Well worth a visit before you buy. There's also information there on DVD
    and HD recorders.
     
    Tony Morgan, Nov 6, 2006
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  6. Been Googling? :)

    ps the main page of http://www.camcord.info/
    is STILL illiterate. Have you no pride, Tony?
     
    Laurence Payne, Nov 6, 2006
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  7. Possibly newness is the issue, not cheapness. It can be sad to watch
    someone realise that his expensive player, bought a few years ago, is
    rendered obsolete by a £20 box from Asda.
     
    Laurence Payne, Nov 6, 2006
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  8. Ashnook

    Nik Guest

    Also, it's possible that not all the licences that might be required to
    decode all these formats have been fully paid for.

    I'm lead to believe that the licences required for the capabilities of a
    modern DVD player would probably cost in the region of USD20 per unit.

    Nik
     
    Nik, Nov 6, 2006
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  9. Ashnook

    Tony Morgan Guest

    TROLL !!!
     
    Tony Morgan, Nov 6, 2006
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  10. Ashnook

    Jerry Guest

    That can't be correct, if so British supermarkets are selling units
    at less then the cost of the CODEC licence! Surely most CODEC
    developers make their CODEC's available for free to allow play-back
    but charge for the encoding version?
     
    Jerry, Nov 6, 2006
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  11. No Tony. Just correcting an error when I see it. One of your
    favourite pastimes.

    Go, on. Swallow your pride and clean up the grammar. I see you've
    taken my advice and removed the misinformation from
    http://www.rhylonline.com/ . Well done!

    Feel free to proof-read:
    www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
     
    Laurence Payne, Nov 6, 2006
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  12. Ashnook

    Jerry Guest

    Forget that, got my exchange rate round the wrong way!
     
    Jerry, Nov 6, 2006
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  13. Ashnook

    Roger R Guest

    I would advise against NeroVision as an editing app.

    I stared out in this field using Ulead VideoStudioV7, and though now
    obsolete IMO it was far more useable than the latest Nero 7 Premium Reloaded
    (NeroVision4 is the video editor included) offering.

    I have been trying -without success- to use this Nero programme to make a
    simple assembly of two large clips than only require top and tailing,
    sticking together, chaptering, and leading title stills added. Because of
    the coarse editing facilities and the long clip size I found it virtually
    impossible to do this on Nero and have not so far succeeded, though it would
    have been a piece of cake using my old Ulead VideoStudio 7.

    I am not in a position to recommend a modern editing app. but I think you
    might be better off choosing a product from one of the well known names that
    make expensive full packages but offer elements of these at an affordable
    price.

    On the hardware side, when upgrading you should bear in mind that most
    current editing packages specify Pentium 4 processors, AMD offerings are
    apparently not suitable.

    Roger R
     
    Roger R, Nov 11, 2006
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  14. Ashnook

    Jerry Guest

    Not entirely true, AMD chips used to be lacking in a 'command set'
    (ISS?) but that problem was soon sorted by AMD. But your basic point
    still stands, check the hardware requirements for the software before
    either buying the software or hardware.
     
    Jerry, Nov 11, 2006
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  15. I think you'll find that issue has passed on now.
     
    Laurence Payne, Nov 11, 2006
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  16. Ashnook

    Tony Morgan Guest

    In message <>, Roger R
    I'd be very interested in where this came from. I've been using (and
    still do use) AMD Athlon powered machines for video editing for six
    years. I've several friends who run various editing programs on AMD
    machines with no problems.

    Also, which editors impose this restriction?
     
    Tony Morgan, Nov 11, 2006
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  17. Ashnook

    Ashnook Guest

    Thanks Roger, I am currently using Microsoft Movie Maker as it's free
    with XP, I find it is fine for what I am doing.

    Brian
     
    Ashnook, Nov 11, 2006
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  18. Ashnook

    Nik Guest

    Premiere Elements 2 requires a processor with certain extensions, these
    are present in P4 processors but not in all AMD ones of the same era.

    Nik
     
    Nik, Nov 13, 2006
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    Just Di Guest

    Just couple bits of my experience. Phillips 642 - plays everything,
    including CD-RW, etc., Zone free. :) Not so bad. Maybe more expensive that
    people are going to spend buying this stuff, but worth it.

    Just D.
     
    Just Di, Nov 29, 2006
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  20. Ashnook

    Just Di Guest

    Forgot to mention - it plays *.DivX files written on CD-RW without problem.
     
    Just Di, Nov 29, 2006
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