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Because recording in HD matters when you're putting the content on a DVD.

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  • 3
    What's the problem
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    @11000100111000 The maximum video resolution for a DVD is 480p
  • 2
    I'm pretty sure i can write a HD video to a dvd, as one is able to write basically any file below 4.7 GB to a DVD
  • 0
    @11000100111000 Yeah you can, but formatted to play in a standard DVD player, the max res is 480p
  • 4
    @BaconatorNoVeg I'm aware, but you can write HD Videos to dvd, besides it states that it is recorded in HD which could make a difference when compressing it to 480p
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    @11000100111000 I'm not saying you can't write HD video to a DVD. I'm saying that there really isn't a point in saying "Now recorded in HD" if the video is just going to be compressed down to 480p anyway. I've seen the DVDs these people produce of performances. They look terrible when blown up on a 720+p screen.
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    Actually you always record in a better quality than you deliver. Be that music, video or photos.
    In music it makes a huge difference because you got a lot more headroom to work with. Even if it just gets compressed to mp3
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    @musician I'm a music producer, so I know exactly what you're talking about there. I just think for video, IMO, you should deliver content on a medium that's capable of playing back as close to the original video quality as possible, like Blu-ray. With music, it's hard to tell the difference between a 16-bit mp3 and an uncompressed wav, at least for me. Video, on the other hand, you can easily tell the difference between SD and HD, especially nowadays when most things are in HD rather than SD.
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    Cool, I just thought blu-rays could hold a larger filesize to have movies in higher quality.
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    @devrocket Well, you're not wrong about Blu-rays being able to store more data than DVDs. If I recall correctly, Blu-ray discs can hold a max of 50 GB of data as opposed to the 4.7 GB max of DVDs.
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    Right, I thought it was just about filesize though. Not about it limiting to 480p.
  • 1
    Ask for them to burn you a copy on a MUSE/Hi-Vision Laserdisc (those rare, stupid-expensive, Japan-exclusive, NTSC LDs that had 1080p capabilities)
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    @BaconatorNoVeg A double-sided, double-density disc is around 100GB. Plus, a standard Blu-Ray can have up to 6 data layers (they require special order from a factory tho) at 25GB a side, for 150GB total. Even better, BDXLs can hold up to 300GB.
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