Which DvD brand to write to?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by TheBeastman13, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. TheBeastman13, Aug 10, 2014
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    TheBeastman13 macrumors regular

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    I'm currently editing a wedding video together, and would like recommendations on which DvD brand I should burn the video onto.

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  2. treehorn macrumors 6502

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    Taiyo Yuden would be my first choice. Then Verbatim.
     
  3. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any particular reason for one over the others?
     
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    I use injet printable DVDs so I can label them. I've been using Verbatim Data Life Plus PN 94854 for what seems like a decade now. Burned thousands without a defect.

    Dunno about other brands, but the defect % is high on some of them.
     
  5. kazoonuke macrumors newbie

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    Try using MDISC for archiving

    I would recommend a new archival disc by MDISC.
    Has no dyes but uses a new type of surface that is like burning into stone.
    As of now you have to use a LG brand disc burner. Their laser can burn into the harder surface. I picked some MDISC dvd's a few months ago and putting thru my personal testing. I have frozen them, hung them in a sunny window and had no data errors. Check out their web site at www.mdisc.com
    I am using them to archive some family photos. These would be great for something as important as wedding photos/video
     
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  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Back in the G3 iMac days I found that Verbatim disks gave me the fewest failures.

    I've been loyal ever since, although this is probably just superstition at this point. I suspect that all burner hardware and software is a lot better than they were back in 2002.

    But hey, even if there's not a real reason, being a happy customer for 12 years is still something worth mentioning.
     
  8. MAH11 macrumors newbie

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    I second the recommendation for MDisc. This seems to be a game-changing invention in the realm of long-term storage solutions, and the fact that it is backward compatible with DVD technology makes it hard to resist.

    Melissa
     
  9. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the recommendations, everyone.

    I just placed an order for a 5pk of Verbatim Archival Gold DvD-R discs to burn to for the wedding video.
     

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