external dvd for reading dvd-ram

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  1. den911

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    i am after recording video via my e65 on to a dvd-ram disc i want to edit with my pc software then burn to a dvd-r . my dvd rewriter(sony) will not read a dvd-ram . i am a little confused as to wich way to go on this matter ie do i need a dvd rom added to the pc or a dvd ram re writer . also are dvd ram drives available as external units . could any one point me in the easiest and cheapest direction . thanks .
     
  2. Rasczak

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    Either will do - a new DVD-ROM is the cheapest option (they cost around £17).

    You can get cases that enable any internal DVD drive to be to be used as an external one - that is cheaper than buying a dedicated external drive. But Panasonic, Pioneer, Iomega and Samsung all do DVD-RAM compatible external drives. Consult the PC GUIDE thread for advice - post #2.
     
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    should have seen the pc guide , it has answered all my questions . thanks
     
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    one more question . i have my own software were i edit i do not use tmgenc . on my dvd-r i copy the vob files on to my hard drive then import in to my software , will it be the same when i copy from dvd-ram , thanks
     
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    DVD-RAM uses VR (Video Recording) mode which is a different file structure to DVD-Video (which is unable of supporting timeslip, editting etc). Most applications support VR mode - it is an official standard specified by the DVD Forum. Check your software details to see if VR mode is supported.
     
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    looks ok , thanks
     
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    Have a look at one of these. You just get the internal drive you want and slot it in. Consult the PC Guide (DVD-RAM to DVD-R) thread for drive advice (link found in the FAQ thread at the top).
     
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    Thanks, Rasczak.

    edit: (15 minutes later...)

    I've ordered the eBuyer USB 2.0 Caddy and an LG GSA4160 DL DVD writer. Total cost £76.79 inc delivery.

    Thanks again!!
     

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