Toshiba RD-XS32 Editing

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  1. Greamec

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    Has anyone written an online guide for editing on the Toshiba RD-XS32 ? all I want to do is put some camcorder footage on the hard drive , cut out the bits I do not want and then put it on to DVD.
    If anyone has the time to do a step by step guide I would be very grateful ( it would need to be detailed because I am thick ).
    Also which audio mode should my player be set to and what exactly do the different modes mean?

    If you can help please post, if not please don't.

    Thanks very much
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    Take a look at this link, it was an attempt to document a easy to follow procedure
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178082

    It doesn't cover the camcorder part for the recording, but the rest of it is valid for you.

    Instead of the process here for "recording the source", assuming you have a DV camcorder, connect a DV (firewire) cable, and follow the procedure on page 136 of the manual.

    As for audio, there are 3 modes. LPCM is the highest quality, but takes up a lot of space. This will mean you will either fit less on a DVD, or have to reduce the video quality to make it fit. The other 2 modes are dolby, they take less space. D/M2 is higher quality than D/M1, but takes more space. For camcorder footage, D/M1 would be fine. In fact, I'd say D/M1 is fine except if it is a music recording, and the source is also high quality.

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    Thanks Mark
     
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    Does anyone know other than removing the firewire cable and then plugging it back in how to make the player detect the camcoder. Input select does not find the camcorder.

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    I have transfered a DV tape onto the hard drive using DV chapter create by scene, which worked well. Then I found that I wanted to merge some chapters together and did this by pushing content menu then Green Star button to give me my chapters. I then used quick menu/chapter functions/merge with next chapter to merge chapters. Now to my question, Is it possible to merge a group of chapters or do I have to do them one by one?

    Next question is , what is best GOP or VR and if one is better than the other why have both?

    Hope that makes sense.

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    If I have a chapter and I wish to remove a section of film from within that chapter , what is the best way to remove it?

    Also how many chapters are allowed on one dvd?

    Regards Greame
     
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    Greame,

    I don’t believe there is any way to merge a group of chapters. You can merge all chapters, or merge them one at a time.

    If your final destination for your editing is a DVD-Video (DVD-R or DVD-RW), then I suggest using GOP mode. With GOP mode, it is less precise in where the chapters will split (a GOP is something like 11 frames), but DVD-Video only supports GOP mode anyway – so if you use GOP, what you see on the HDD should be the same as you get on DVD. If you use VR, you can set your chapter point to a specific frame, but when you create a DVD it will move to the next GOP.

    To remove footage (part of a chapter), split that chapter into more chapters – some of which will contain footage you don’t want, some contains footage you do want. Then create a playlist with just the chapters you want.

    The number of titles that you can write on a DVD-R/RW is
    limited to 99 titles. Each title should have 99 chapters or
    less. So if you have more than 99 chapters, you’ll need to create a second title.

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    Can't you just create a playlist if the chapters you want to merge and the do a high speed dub to another file..
     
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    You could do that, though I'm not sure that would be any easier than just merging them one at a time?
     
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    Cheers mate,

    I may be back with more questions.

    Regards Greame

    Edit: told you

    So what are GOP and VR meant to be used for?
     
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    There are 2 modes for recordable DVD. DVD-Video is compatible with most players (looks much like a prerecorded DVD), but with limited editing features. VR has advanced editing but not very compatible.

    When you edit on the HDD, you are using VR. When you write to DVD-R, you are creating DVD-Video. If you write to DVD-RAM, this is also VR. So, if you are creating a DVD-RAM, or just going to watch from the HDD, use VR mode for chapters and have more control. If you are going to create a DVD-Video, only GOP mode is supported, so best to use this from the start.

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    Is it possible to undo a chapter mark, I have been doing some editing and set a mark in the wrong place, how do I avoid having to upload the original footage and starting agian from scratch.

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    The only way I have found is to go into edit menu and chapter editing , select the chapter and from the quick menu pick merge with previous chapter.

    This effectively removes the chapter mark.

    On the old JVC you could pause and jump to the chapter mark then if you created a chapter at the same spot it would remove it.

    The Toshiba doesn't seem to work like this unfortunately!
     
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    Thanks Mate
     
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    Really flying with the editing now, what a great bit of kit. Very pleased !! :thumbsup:

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    How much camcorder footage uploaded to the RD-XS32 on best quality can be put on one DVD-R ?

    Thanks Greame
     
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    At the highest quality setting (9.2) it is about an hour.

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    Thanks again Mark
     

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