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I'm recording old footage onto DVDs with a Magnavox HDD & DVD recorder (borrowed). It "writes" the whole entire thing (almost 2 hours), also writes the new name I give the disc after all that is done, then when I select "finalize" it does 1 - 6% then stops and says something like "recording error -- can not record on this disc." !!! I've gone through several -R and +R discs. I have been successful twice out of 6 tries and I have a LOT more recording to do. Anyone???
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What kind of blank media are you using? Most media is crap these days. Most people here prefer Taiyo Yuden, or Verbatim AZO series.
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I'm recording old footage onto DVDs with a Magnavox HDD & DVD recorder (borrowed). It "writes" the whole entire thing (almost 2 hours), also writes the new name I give the disc after all that is done, then when I select "finalize" it does 1 - 6% then stops and says something like "recording error -- can not record on this disc." !!! I've gone through several -R and +R discs. I have been successful twice out of 6 tries and I have a LOT more recording to do. Anyone???

The transfer of material from external sources to the internal hard drive is done in "real time."

High-speed dubbing of material to a DVD takes around 16 minutes.

The idea is to avoid "real time" dubbing to DVDs as this process reduces picture quality.

The first post in Wajo's sticky thread points you to section 6 concerning high-speed dubbing procedures:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575/0_60#post_12244086

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Yow! It slipped by me that he was burning in real time. Not a good idea.
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Real time transfer is really that bad of an idea? I had no idea. I learned how to use this machine from the AV specialist in my school district ... he has helped me through SOOOO much in the past 12 years. Maybe I can help HIM with something now. smile.gif So do tell -- is the difference really that significant? Interesting. I will try that.

To answer another question, I use Verbatim discs.

Another friend of mine last night asked me if I was too close to the 2 hour mark (of material). I didn't think so because I burn CDs on my computer all the time and am used to it telling me BEFORE it writes the disc that there isn't enough room. So I took out a bunch of stuff to make sure it was way less than 2 hours and it worked. I don't think that was the whole problem because this isn't the first time this has happened to me, but for now that's what I'm going to keep trying because I have a lot of work yet to go.

I appreciate your responses and if you have any other ideas I would love to hear them!

By the way, I am a she. smile.gif

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Oh and geez, nevermind on my question for clarification of the high-speed dubbing bit there. You posted a link and I will check that out! smile.gif Thanks! Really!
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Real time transfer is really that bad of an idea? I had no idea. I learned how to use this machine from the AV specialist in my school district ... he has helped me through SOOOO much in the past 12 years. Maybe I can help HIM with something now. smile.gif So do tell -- is the difference really that significant? Interesting. I will try that.

To answer another question, I use Verbatim discs.


Sarah smile.gif

Verbatim AZO discs are good quality discs. They used to be everywhere, Office Max, etc. Then, Verbatim came out with their "Life" discs, which are unreliable, but they are in all the B&M stores now. Just to confuse matters, Verbatim also has "Data Life" discs, which are good quality. They are scarce, and you would have to hunt them online.

The major advantages of burning from the HDD, instead of in real-time, are that you can edit more cleanly. It is much quicker, thus it uses the laser less. And, if the burn doesn't work, you haven't lost the material, it's still on the HDD, so you can try again.
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I'm recording old footage onto DVDs with a Magnavox HDD & DVD recorder (borrowed).

Hi Sarah, since you have been doing a lot of recordings in Real Time, there's a chance that the burner is failing. I recommend you:

1. Try with a clean DVD lens set.
2. If the issue continues, you will need to replace the burner, check this link:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575/30#user_ReplaceDVD
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Hm ... I AM recording from HDD. Here's what I'm doing: recording old footage from an 8mm digital camcorder to the HDD, then burning to a DVD in real time. I looked through the manual and see no mention of high-speed dubbing. When I select a quality/speed (whatever) I choose SP. There is a HQ option above that, though. I assumed that meant High Quality but wasn't sure so I just keep using SP. Is the HQ what I should be using?
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Well, someone familiar with the Magnavox is going to have to explain how to you, but it does do HS dubbing, bit-for-bit, from the HDD. If you are trying to burn more to a disc than it will hold at the recording 'speed' you selected, then it would have to burn in real-time.
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Okie dokie. Thanks so much for your help. smile.gif
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Here's a help file on the dubbing procedures, and here's a help file on the differences between high-speed dub (HSD) vs real-time dub (RTD) options.

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