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    My brother-in-law has a Sony RDR-HX750 onto which he recorded a 5.5 hour long tv sport broadcast. He now wants to archive it onto DVD discs. He's told me that he cannot do this because of the length of the recording won't fit onto a single disc and that the unit will not automatically span multiple discs. I've looked at the manual (as a PDF found on Sony's website) and I didn't see anything explaining how to dub a very long recording onto several discs. I'm hoping and assuming all DVRs do this somehow, even if it involves a manual process. The latter is something I've been kinda seeing hints of in online forums like this one. They mention something like making titles and burning several titles to DVD disc.

    As I've said, I'm a newbie and this does indeed seem to me like something that is a basic need when owning a DVR. Unless I'm blind, the Sony manual was no help. Does anyone have a guide or can point me to some description as to how this can be accomplished?

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  2. Hi Soupcan, I don't own the Sony 750 but several other hardrive recorders. By the info you provided it seems that your brother-in-law recorded the event at a very high quality record mode. Let's say the event was recorded at the highest quality (1-hour mode) then only one hour can be copied to a disc and so on. The manual won't tell you how to put a large recording onto multiple disc but it will tell how to split a title.

    So first find out what quality level the recording was done then look for splitting titles in the manual and split accordingly (1-hour mode, split in 1 hour increments, 2-hour mode, split in two hour increments etc.) Look for nice spots to split keeping it within the record mode range. Once the event is split into increments then you can rename the titles (part 1, part 2 etc.) and copy individually.
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    Heya CrazyCanuck, thanks for the advice. Sounds reasonable to me. I'm not sure what recording mode he used, but, the tv show definitely went 5.5 hours because I watched it too, live.

    I'll pass your suggestions on to see if he can make it work. Again, we appreciate your input.
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  4. If you have a recorder with a hd & there is not enough space on the disk it automatically writes to the hd for you. Then you can split it into smaller disks.
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    Hi handyguy. Thanks for your input. The recording was done directly to the hd on the recorder so now we need to get it archived onto several dvd discs. We'll try the "splitting into titles" as you and CrazyCanuck have suggested.
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    Originally Posted by Soupcan
    Hi handyguy. Thanks for your input. The recording was done directly to the hd on the recorder so now we need to get it archived onto several dvd discs. We'll try the "splitting into titles" as you and CrazyCanuck have suggested.
    If there were commercials -- and it was worth it to you to take the time and trouble -- you could of course remove them, thereby also cutting down your total running time significantly. Might be good practice, if you were not previously familiar with this feature . . . .
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    Crazy Canuk ---- Quote
    So first find out what quality level the recording was done then look for splitting titles in the manual and split accordingly (1-hour mode, split in 1 hour increments, 2-hour mode, split in two hour increments etc.) Look for nice spots to split keeping it within the record mode range. Once the event is split into increments then you can rename the titles (part 1, part 2 etc.) and copy individually.


    Thats the first step and will determine the number of disks needed. But
    If it was recorded at a I hr mode it would take 6 disks and that may be more than wanted.

    If you had or could get another recorder? One with a HDD would be perfered.
    The program could be played and recorded at an acceptable speed
    IF NO HDD it could be recorded to disk at another mode, than transferred back to your recorder

    A friend did such a recording [almost 6 hr long] at 1 hr. A 3 hr recording bit rate was ok. A 6 hr recioring mode was not good for his purpose. The New recording was done in 3 hr mode and spit Once. The program took 2 disks which was ok but not 6. .

    Also there might be commercials. They could be taken out and that might reduce the length of the recording
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  8. Divide title. Page 74 of the manual.
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    If there were commercials -- and it was worth it to you to take the time and trouble -- you could of course remove them, thereby also cutting down your total running time significantly. Might be good practice, if you were not previously familiar with this feature . . . .
    Thanks Seeker47. That definitely was something we were thinking and I think that he can do this.
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    Divide title. Page 74 of the manual.
    Thanks. I'll make sure that he reads this information in the manual.
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    Crazy Canuk ---- Quote
    So first find out what quality level the recording was done then look for splitting titles in the manual and split accordingly (1-hour mode, split in 1 hour increments, 2-hour mode, split in two hour increments etc.) Look for nice spots to split keeping it within the record mode range. Once the event is split into increments then you can rename the titles (part 1, part 2 etc.) and copy individually.


    Thats the first step and will determine the number of disks needed. But
    If it was recorded at a I hr mode it would take 6 disks and that may be more than wanted.

    If you had or could get another recorder? One with a HDD would be perfered.
    The program could be played and recorded at an acceptable speed
    IF NO HDD it could be recorded to disk at another mode, than transferred back to your recorder

    A friend did such a recording [almost 6 hr long] at 1 hr. A 3 hr recording bit rate was ok. A 6 hr recioring mode was not good for his purpose. The New recording was done in 3 hr mode and spit Once. The program took 2 disks which was ok but not 6. .

    Also there might be commercials. They could be taken out and that might reduce the length of the recording
    Agreed, 6 discs would be a bit much. He doesn't have access to another DVR but with editing of the commercials and armed with this info. now, he should be better prepared for the next time
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    Your brother in-law should make some short recordings about 5min each of a similar program and decide what recording mode he can live with, considering the number of disks required

    If you split and cut out all unwanted parts of the recording and have another Player. If the Sony and play to the HDD and the HDD canrecord at another mode, Thats a Plus

    You can play any number of disks. They can be played to the HDD and recorded at a mode that is acceptable in bitrate and number of disks. Each recording would be a separate title.. You most likely would have to split out some parts and merge again.
    Its a pain but can be done

    Im sure that errors will be made again
    Like many Im sure he will grit hie teeth and correct it, or just say the hell with it
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