8cm DVD-R & RW - where from?

witters

Well-known Member
Is this something that is readily available? I am tempted by the Sony DVD200 and it uses this format. It also makes editing and dubbing easier and negates the need for a seperate DVD recorder.

Any info much appreciated.
 

MarkE19

Moderator
DVD camcorders do not make editing easier as many of the editing programmes can not edit the MPEG-2 compressed files. Also these compressed files are not complete for every frame and therefore you can not do frame acurate editing.
8cm disks are also expensive and can be difficault to get hold of if you need them quickly as they are not often seen on the high street. Also at best quality you will only get about 20 minutes of footage on to each disk.

If only simple editing - cutting out unwanted scenes etc - then DVD cams are very good as they will speed things up, but for regular use a DV cam will save money and be a lot more flexable.

Mark.
 

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