Best media to send to Canada/USA/Korea?

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  1. 7up4it

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    Hi,

    I am hoping someone out there can help me!

    I have just recorded a trial processing "pig skins" for three of our clients who were unable to witness the trial in person.
    I have recorded the trial using my Sony DV camcorder & I now need to transfer the results onto DVD to send to Canada, USA & Korea. I have a Panasonic DVD recorder at home and I can transfer home videos etc without problem (I use DVD-R & DVD Ram media) Question is, what media should I be using to ensure that all three customers can play back my recording without problem? (If I record on DVD Ram their DVD player would have to be Ram compatible wouldn't it?)
    They are waiting with Bated breath so I can't afford to get this wrong! Also would my clients DVD players need to be multi-region so I can warn them in advance?

    Cheers

    John
     
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    I would use DVD-R for better compatibility with other players as a lot of people won't be able to read DVD-RAM.
     
  3. 7up4it

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    Hi JohnG,

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    What about the region issue, or do I not need to worry?

    Cheers

    John
     
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    As far as I know DVD recorders don't put any kind of region code on recordings. I've done recordings which won't read in some older DVD players for some reason, but I've got around that by copying the recorded DVD to another DVD-R using my PC (doing just a straight forward disc copy using Nero).
     
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    Its not the region coding thats thje problem but the PAL (we have) Vs the NTSC over there! So If you send a PAL DVD-R they will need a multiregion player to view.
     
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    It's a good job someone is awake this morning, that little point completely slipped my mind :eek: :blush:
     
  7. 7up4it

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    Shame on you JohnG! you just can't get the staff........ :D

    Thanks sedated much appreciated, I will forewarn them about needing a multiregion dvd player.

    Cheers

    John
     
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    "pig skins" ? - as in , pigs ?

    :)

    we must know more !
     
  9. 7up4it

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    Yes i'm afraid so! we were trialling one of our machines to assess its suitability for processing pig skins so the gelatin could be removed.

    We have processed worse that that, we did process raw sheeps heads for one customer............a gruesome sight! :eek:

    One of our operators has a very weak stomach (never changed one of his kids nappies because he would throw up!) so the lads forced open his locker and placed a sheeps head (complete with tongue hanging out!) at eye level ready for him just as he was going for his dinner......you can probably guess the rest, he went the colour of boiled Sh*te and almost passed out. :rotfl:

    We do get to process some popular products as well like chocolate, nuts etc. :smashin:
     
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    I'm not so sure about this, but nowadays, players play both ntsc and pal, at least over here (you usually have a manual switch at the back or in the player's setup menu).
    Being Multiregion is something different, and doesn't relate to them being able to read your discs, since your recorder will not add any region tag. So make sure your clients have pal capable players, that's all they will need. In the worst case the video will play distorted in black and white.
     
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    Most US/Canadian DVD players and TVs won't handle a PAL - you may get black and white, or the player may just refuse to play it. They will be able to play it on a computer though.
    Mark
     
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    Er,play it on a PC,no need to worry about PAL/NTSC then.
     

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