Which DvD brand to write to?

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

  1. TheBeastman13, Aug 10, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014

    TheBeastman13 macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2012
    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


    Aug 21, 2007
    Taiyo Yuden would be my first choice. Then Verbatim.
  3. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2012
    Any particular reason for one over the others?
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    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

    Apr 20, 2009
    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
  6. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    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

    Sep 24, 2010
    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.

  9. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2012
    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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