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12-23-2002 02:06 AM
DVD or video

Lynn and Larry, please see our modest ebsite for our Hudson River & LI Sound cruising tapes. We have yet to offer DVD versions. Please email me back-channel and I''ll explain
why "not yet"...but soon...and what we plan to do when we do. Did that come out right?
12-07-2002 01:56 PM
DVD or video

No one has yet mentioned the consideration of space - 3 DVDs take up about the same volume as 1 tape. I suspect that as sailors begin to carry more of these on their vessels, either for entertainment or reference, the space they take up will become part of the equation.
11-26-2002 02:45 PM
DVD or video

DVD is the way to go for this- better quality, smaller package, and more robust to the elements. The only concern are the country codes for various areas. This is also the case with VHS tapes as well- I purchased a tape in Germany and it wouldn''t work when I returned to the USA. I think the DVD can be produced without such a restriction. Look forward to seeing the footage.

Fair Winds,
11-18-2002 07:10 PM
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One more thing... CD video with MPEG 1 subverts the video format problems (NTSC, PAL, SECAM). It will work on virtually every Mac & PC.
11-18-2002 07:08 PM
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I''d vote for DVD (but I think your distributor has decided on both). Here''s why. The listing on the web site lists the subject matter which logically divide up into chapters. The program, which could be viewed as much as an educational resource and viewing entertainment, is much more easily accessible by chapter on DVD.

Here''s an option: put it on CD in MPEG-1 format. Given the length, it might take 2 CDs but it could easily be viewed on a laptop which many would have on a boat... where the information might be more useful than in a house. (Def-house: poorly built boat, hard aground)

CD video with an HTML UI is a great way for people to instantly access video clips, even long ones.

Since you shot it on Hi-8, you have reasonably good quality to start with and whatever media you use, it should look good.

Hope that helps.
11-16-2002 07:20 PM
DVD or video

Hi Folks
Nice that you have a story to tell. I found out quite by accident that nobody speaks the same language. That includes comunication formats. What works for us in the US doesn''t work in the EU, Asia, or Aussi. machines. Apparently there are seperate video formats for each of these areas to help prevent piracy. Do a little more checking.
10-31-2002 03:59 AM
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If you were to go into a Blockbuster video nowadays you would find that probably 90% of the product there is in DVD form. am interested in seeing vidio as I would like to go the same way.
10-28-2002 05:25 AM
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In my opinion, DVD''s are just a more appropriate choice for boats, the media is more robust, moisture can harm magnetic tape like on VHS.

Also from a pure energy standpoint, it takes less juice to spin a disk than to spin tape heads. I have one of those portable DVD players that just plugs into the video ports on the TV.
10-26-2002 02:03 PM
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DVD is the only think I rent/purchase. My VCR is no longer even hooked up. I also rent online now (netflix) and DVD is the only option.

Good luck.
10-23-2002 07:15 PM
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Like many households, we have both, but on my boat I would used the DVD on my lap top. I think I would offer it in both formats. If it contains information that I could use while boating, I would leave it on board. If its more oriented twards entertainment, then VHS would be fine.
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