DVD and VHS Duplication Guideline
We recommend VHS recordings to be dubbed in Standard Play Mode (SP)
- We recommend that DVD should be created in 2-hour per disc mode.
- We recommend you to use ONLY DVD-R discs.
- We recommend that DVDs should play from beginning to end without having to navigate chapters or titles.
- You should avoid creating DVDs with chapters, titles or using a format other than DVD-R will delay your transcription delivery time.
We advice our customers to send only duplicates of originals. There are chances that you will loose or damage your originals in transit by post or courier.
Duplicating to VHS:
You should use a HiFi Stereo VHS deck in SP mode (Standard Play Mode).
Don’t use a non HiFi deck or record in any form of extended play such as SLP or EP. Because of poor dub, One-on-One Interviews on VHS in SLP mode will often bring out poor audio quality and will be classified as Category C audio.
You should try to keep your tapes to 1 hour in length. There is no price advantage for you for sending 1 two-hour tape Vs 2 one-hour tapes. It will slow down your delivery turnaround time.
Duplication to DVD:
You should be able to convert video and burn it to DVD both on Windows computers and Macintosh computers. Our engineers should be able to help you do this process. We don’t support Macintosh, you may seek help from iDVD tutorial.
Important Guidelines for DVD duplication:
While authoring DVD, you should make sure that it plays continuously from chapter to chapter and title to title.
You should use additional 'chapters' instead of 'Titles' if possible. DVD Discs should only contain 1 'Title'.
Duplicating Audio Cassettes:
Always try to use a dual-well play-recorder. Make sure to set the record level such as the average VU level is about 0 to +3 db.
Tipe for Recording: Avoid recording more than 80 minutes of audio per MiniDisc.
Usually MiniDisc sprung up some unique problems due to cartridges which can not be directly duplicated due to Sony's copy protection measures. Rather, consider coping the Audio to a VHS tape using a HiFi deck and SP mode (Standard Play).
You should try to take the audio outputs of the MiniDisc and plug it into the audio inputs of the VHS tape.