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Is the video for the web or are you trying to burn what you edit to dvd for a tv?
It is for the web. Should I use different sizes for weband dvd?
I actually have the Panasonic DMR-E60 DVD unit. I don’t think it does time correction, but it does copy very well to DVD. I’ve copied a ton of old VHS that I produced and they look just as good as the VHS looks. (not that good) Garbage in… well, you know. I do recommend this unit. Just get that stuff in a digital format before it degrades any more. VHS will do that over time. Trey
Thank you for the info! I know that I need to digitize my video ASAP!
Boy, it took a while but I finally located the information I needed. It was on page 161 of your Operations Manual. If you don’t know where your copy is, I copied the link to the PDF version on Toshiba’s web site http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/models/rd-xs34/docs/rd-xs34_om_e.pdf Page 161 describes how to adjust your recording settings. You want to set the recording bit-rate to the largest setting, which I think is 9.2. You must also make sure you haven’t accidentally altered your picture record settings. These settings are a likely problem area, assuming the DV signal delivered via Firewire is sent more or less directly to the DVD. But let’s get that bit-rate to the max, the picture record mode set to standard/auto and the input black level set to standard. Make a short recording & see how it turns out. If this doesn’t help, we’ll have to move on to the next possibility. Let me know how it goes.
Know what? You rock! The time you spent researching my problem goes beyond the call of duty. Thank you very much!
Thanks for helping! Iam attempting to recording from a JVC HR-S4600U Video Cassette Recorder to a Toshiba RD-XS34SU DVD Recorder. I am using an S Video cable. I was not aware I could adjust the compression of the recording. All I know is that when I burn a DVD from my Sony digital camcorder (mini DV tape), it looks great. When I burn a DVD from a VHS tape, it looks worse than the original VHS tape.
Thanks for the info everyone. I did buy a Epson 260 for $80. If anything happens to it I won’t be out much!
Well, I’m a moron. I did not record the conversation. I do not have any way to record the converstion. In this situation, all I could do is try to endure and hope I would get some sort of customer support. It didn’t happen. The way they deal with you is to leave you on hold for twenty minutes or more, and wear you down. Remember, this is not an 800 number. I was paying full long distance rates all the time.
I’m not here to complain. I appreciate your input and information!
I have Epson 800, 200, and 220 and print hundreds of CD’s using them all. There has always been a feed problem but, as suggested above, a gentle push at the right time and they print wonderfully. They are CHEAP and can’t be expected to perform as well as a dedicated printer. I have been very pleased by my Epsons for CD’s and most everything else. Give yours another try.
Thanks for the input! Actually, the tray feeds properly but when I try to print I get a message saying either the printer is out of paper or the tray is not positioned properly. I’ve printed enough DVDs to know the tray is properly positioned, and should be no paper in it when I am printing DVDs. Epson refuses to honor the warrantee. They accuse me of printing too many DVDs. I have printed maybe 40 or 50 DVDs. I haven’t even had to chang the orgninal ink cartridges yet.
Amazon seems to have them, or have sellers who have them:
I bought a new R220 in December. It’s excellent printing on DVDs, looks professional. From the outset I’ve had a very slight problem with the loading tray but this is so negligible – you must line up the arrows on the tray with the arrows on the feeder or the DVD won’t be pulled in to be printed on.
Once you follow the instruction manual and the suggested Tips in the Epson program which prints the DVDs, you should be good to go.
Thanks! I just ordered an Epson R260 for $80. That way if anything happens to it I can throw it away and get another!
Yes, several times. I’ve used both email and snail mail. Never once have I received a reply.
Try PRIMERA BRAVO:
Thank you for your info. However, I print maybe a hundred discs a year. I hope I don’t have to spend that kind of money to get something that works! 😀
Try PRIMERA BRAVO:
Thank you! I will check them out!
HP just came out with a cheap printer that does DVD/CD blanks, but its resolution isn’t as good as the Epson R200 series. Your best bet is to swallow your anger and look for R220’s that may still be out there new on eBay, etc. for $100. Even at six months each, its a good deal.
What happened with Epson is when my (still in warranty) R800 quit (DVD tray wouldn’t load), I took it to the nearest factory service center which was 100 miles away. They said they fixed it but they didn’t. At least they admitted they couldn’t fix the problem and told me to contact Epson Tech Support. Long story short again, tech support accused me of printing too many DVDs. They said the unit is not meant to print lots of DVDs, and said they would not honor my warranty. I had printed less than 40 DVDs. I had never even changed the ink cartridges! Also, I spent three hours on and off hold with their tech support and it was not an 800 number.
Okay, the violins are playing for me, LOL. But I thank you for your information! The members of this board are what makes it a great place to get quality information
I don’t know if you’d say it "hurts" but you’re certainly putting more wear on tapes and heads, fast-forwarding that way. It’s better to press Stop, then fast forward close to the point you want to view.
Thanks for the info! That’s kind of what I suspected. I have hundreds of tapes that I need to review for editing purposes. I just don’t have time to watch hour after hour to find what I am looking for. Can you give me any idea of how much wear I am putting on the tape and the VCR head when I review tapes at high speed?
Thanks for the info!
I have no knowledge of flourescent lights! Can you tell me what I want to look for? I have been using Lowell Tota Lights with either 500 or 750 watt bulbs. Their color temperature works great with my video. I also use the white umbrellas (diffusers) that came with the Totas. I am very satisfied with my results from the Totas, and their bulbs have lasted for years. Will these flourescent lights give me similar performance?
I really appreciate your input!!