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Panasonic: SP or FR

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Mar©, Jan 17, 2005.

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    When I have a film of 1 hour and 30 minutes, which choise is the best: SP recording or FR recording ? ( on a DVD-R)

    I presume FR ?
    Is it so that the recorder calculates the best possible recording for the available space ? So i assume that the quality will be slightly better than SP.

    Am I correct?
     
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    Nobody ? :lease:
     
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    Using FR90 will give a substantially better picture quality than SP as the bitrate is almost 2MBit/S higher.
     
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    Thanks, Rasczak ! :thumbsup:

    I usually record on the harddisk in XP, because I intendendto record in SP on a DVD-R.


    So, when I have LESS THAN 2 hours film, it is ALWAYS BETTER to choose FR than SP ?


    Maybe its best to record ALWAYS in FR ??? ( sorry for shouting al little bit ;) )

    Suppose I have two hours film, FR will then choose a bitrate that is equal to the SP bitrate ?

    Correct me if i'm wrong. :lesson:
     
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    Mar©, if you know the length of the programme before then you should use the quality setting closest to it, i.e if it's 2 hours then use SP, if it's 1 hour 45mins use FR. You can then high speed dub to DVD-R without any loss of quality - if you record onto the HDD and then dub to DVD-R in SP then you are getting a second generation copy.

    This is really something your going have to 'play' with to findout what works best for you! There is a guide to using Flexible Record effectively here - applies largely for PC users but does have a few tips you can apply on your machine.
     

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