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- July 12, 2006 at 4:55 PM #39213AnonymousInactive
I recently took on a performance gig where i had to provide many dvds. I made regular dvd-r’s, but I was thinking of going with double or dual layers in the future to provide better quality, since the performances are pretty long (more than 2 hours).
I could not find places that sell DL dvds in large quantities, so I’m assuming many of you dont use them. I was wondering how many of you use dual layer to deliver content.
I have seen a videographer in the past compress the video, give lower quality and make the DVD longer. A friend of mine received a 2 hour single DVD for his wedding. When I told him what happend he was not to happy.
You hit it right on the head.
That’s what I do. I’m sorry but after an hour I get antsy… so I’m thinking that everyone else is too. You can get those twin disk cases all over the place so delivering 2 disks isn’t an issue at all.
Dual layer dvds are less reliable. The number of DVD players it will play on is much lower than that of single layer DVD-Rs. DVD+Rs (which the DL disks are based on) are also much less reliable.
Although I have not yet tried them, the dual layer -R’s are supposed to be as compatible as single layer -R’s.
Does anyone have any experience with them?
For those of you who can’t sit through more than an hour of video without needing a break, how in the world do you watch a Hollywood released movie? I typically fit 100 minutes on a single layer disc. I use 7.0 MBps VBR at 100% quality and Dolby stereo sound. I have however fit a little over 2 hours on a single layer before and the video wasn’t bad. Some compression artifacts on fast pans but nothing more than that.
All in all I still prefer 2 single layers over a dual layer only because of cost.