Just Bought a Panasonic DMR-ES30V

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#1

I just bought a Panasonic DMR-ES30V and dub’d my 1st VHS-DVD. I went to play it in my computer and it didn’t work. I re-read the instructions (some of them) and realized you needed to finalize the DVD. OK, as soon as I finish this next tape/DVD I’ll finalized the DVD’s. In the meantime I was wondering how can you tell if the contents of a VHS will fit onto a DVD. Most of my home movies are 8 hours (recorded in slow play) and was wondering if they Will fit on a DVD? Any help would be appreciated. Bruce


#2

You can use DVDSHRINK, and shrink just about any size vhs down to a 4.4gb dvd, but there is a quality loss. I usually don’t put more than 4hrs of vhs onto a dvd. That way I get plenty of stuff on one movie, and the quality is still good. If I want the best quality, I will put two hrs or less on one dvd and use very little compression. Your quality will also be determined by what hardware and software you use to capture.


#3

your DVD recorder must have an option how many hours you want to copy on a DVD. it goes from 2 hours to 6 hours.maybe 8hours…
if you choose 6 hours, except to have a not so good quality.
the best would be to put ur 8 hours movie on 2 DVD disc.


#4

So where in the manual does it discuss finalizing the disc? I jsut posted the same question. d’oh!