Panasonic BWT740:Transferring material to Blu-Ray Disc

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  1. Paul Cooksley

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    Hi there

    I wanted to transfer some Freeview programmes, recorded in SD, to Blu-Ray (presumably I can do this - put SD material onto Blu-Ray)? My reason for doing so, is simply to put a lot of stuff onto one disc....

    My question is: Can I do this by adding one title at a time, each week onto the disc, until the disc is full? Or, do I have to transfer all the titles together in one go? I know you have the 'finalise' option, but is this something I could do when the Blu-Ray disc is full?

    One final question: Can I transfer these SD recordings to Blu-Ray in their native 'DR mode' or, if wanting to play this SD material (on Blu-Ray) on another non-panasonic machine, would I need to convert? If so, what would be the best conversion rate to use?

    Many thanks for any help - really appreciated
     
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    Yes - you can put SD onto Bluray
    Yes - you can do it one title at a time.

    It is not necessary to finalise Bluray's in the way it was for DVD.
    It is only an option so you can lock the disc, if you wish, against editing / deletions etc.

    Yes you can transfer DR mode titles and it is most efficient.
    However - if you are looking to play it on other machines, they will need to support the DR mode - and most machines do not.
    Therefore you need to encode such recordings.
    DR mode is so efficiently compressed that re-encoding is likely to increase the filesize for no great benefit. So some degree of experimentation is required.

    Choose a compression level in the middle. If you find the results satisfactory ( and you most probably will) try a greater compression. If not to your taste try a higher quality - and so on.

    Most have found that the compression artefacts are few and far between and that the degree of compression is not very critical.
     

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