Basic DVD Recorder functionality

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Paul Swires, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. Paul Swires

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    Hi all

    Firstly please excuse my ignorance but as a complete newcomer to DVD Recorders I am wanting to know a couple of basic things. Using a DVD Rewritable recorder (not necessarily an HDD model) - does this behave exactly in the way a normal VCR does in the sense that you connect your source player up (VCR or camcorder) then pop a RW disc in the recorder, press play on the source machine then hit the record button on the DVD recorder. But what happens if you mistakingly record something for a few seconds longer than you should have ...... can you immediately simply "rewind .... for the lack of a better word" the DVD RW disc a few seconds, hit the pause button again then when you line up the beginning of your correct scene to be recorded, resume recording by hitting the pause button again, exactly like a VCR functions.

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    Paul Swires
     
  2. phelings

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    RAM and HDD will allow you to partially erase a recording.Its not possible on +RW,although you could do a "chapter skip".I have never used -RW,but its incompatible with other players mode-VR mode-may be able to do this editing.If you do not want to buy a HDD machine,then RAM will be best for your editing,but you would need a PC or one of the rare RAM players to transfer it to DVD-R,or a HDD combo.
     
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    As the above post says you can do it BUT IT IS fiddly. We do this sort of thing all of the time on video and you would think that the DVD recorder manufacturers would know this. To do it you basically have to 'edit' the recording by setting start and end points and hitting 'partial erase'. This isn't straight forwards as you cannot easily go to the end of a recording.
    Compare it to a video with job shuttle where you just keep the dial pressed on rewind for a few seconds ....
    Azzo.
     

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