Pan HS2 and LF-M621 RAM format

sotars

Standard Member
Panasonic HS2
Panasonic LF-M621 multi drive in PC

I want to be able to use RAM (type 2 and 4) to transfer files back and forward between the two recorders.

HS2 formatted will not be read by PC drive when saving a project it asks to reformat.

PC drive formatted are not read by HS2, reports unformatted disc.

Am now trying to format type4 disc in PC as UDF 2.0

I do not want to use any of the RAM discs to store data.

Any advice greatly appreciated.
 

Rasczak

Distinguished Member
HS2 formatted will not be read by PC drive when saving a project it asks to reformat
Does the PC drive actually read the HS2 formatted DVD-RAM disk once you've inserted it? Or does it just refuse you the ability to alter the data on disk? If the latter I suggest trying to copy the whole route folder to your HDD and work on it from there. If it's the former it is clearly a drivers issue. A quick glance shows you should be able to find a compatible driver here:
http://panasonic.co.jp/mke/support/dvdram/lim/eoem/index.html

PC drive formatted are not read by HS2, reports unformatted disc
The HS2 will only 'see' the disks if they are formatted in UDF2.0 with a volume label of "DVD_VIDEO_RECORDER". Use the DVDForm ultility to ensure compatibility.
 

sotars

Standard Member
Thanks Rasczak am now able to read formatted discs in both recorders. Just got to figure out how to get dubbed TV footage into a form that Pinnacle 9 can use!!!

Thanks again for the information
 

Rasczak

Distinguished Member
Just got to figure out how to get dubbed TV footage into a form that Pinnacle 9 can use!!!
If the programme doesn't import VRO files directly then you might be able to trick it.

1) Having copied the disk contents to your HDD rename the "VR_MOVIE.VRO" file to "VR_MOVIE.MPG"

2) Download TMPG Encoder. The free version might have what you need - if not you'll need the Plus version. You can find them both from here:
http://www.pegasys-inc.com/en/index.html

3) In TMPG Encoder goto MPEG Tools, click the Simple Demultiplex and select the renamed VRO file. The file will be split into .m2v and .ac3 files you can import into most DVD authoring suites.

NB: If you have editted on the RAM disk then you will get a lip sync error if you follow. However if you record onto your HDD, edit there and the dub to DVD-RAM in FR (or recording mode except High Speed) then you will NOT get the lip sync error.

Alternatively you could just use a DVD-RAM compatible software suite such as TMPG Encoder Author:
http://www.pegasys-inc.com/en/index.html
...or Ulead MovieStudio 3:
http://www.ulead.com/
The latter is actively supported by Panasonic.
 

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