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post #1 of 2 Old 08-23-2003, 12:54 PM - Thread Starter
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I would like to record camcorder home movies to DVD-R on a Panasonic DMR-E80H. Before I get too far down the road, maybe someone could give me some tips.

Here is my plan:
With video darkness input set to "lighter"...
Some tapes slightly exceed 2 hours, so I will record onto HD using FR mode set to 2:07. I will edit, if needed. If the result is less than 2 hours, I will dub to DVD-R using SP mode. If the result is over 2 hours, I will dub to DVD-R using FR mode set to 2:07.

I won't use "compatiability mode" because the 5 minute track marks are missing...correct? Shall I turn off "compatability mode"?

Why would one use "compatibility mode"...just because it takes 1/2 as much time to transfer a recording from HD to DVD-R? But then there are no track marks?

If there is a better way to do this...please let me know.
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You use compatibility mode if you want: a) to be able to do a LOSSLESS (i.e., no re-encoding) "high-speed" dub and b) if you want to set your own custom chapter stops (what you refer to as "track marks"). If you want the automatic 5 minute chapter stops then don't record in compatibility mode, but you also lose some (inperceptible?) picture quality because the dub to DVD-R is not lossless (i.e., there is a re-encoding step).

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