How To: Write DLT tape set for a double-layer DVD-Video with automatic layer-break detection

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How To write DLT tape set for a double-layer DVD-Video with automatic layer-break detection

With GEAR PRO Mastering Edition, it's easy to write a DLT tape set of a double-layer DVD-Video title. This allows you to see that the layer-break set in the video authoring software is detected and properly used by GEAR PRO Mastering Edition. You can be sure that when the DLT tapes are sent off to a mastering/replication facility it will have the layer-break set correctly.

To write a double-layer DVD-Video title to DLT tape

    1. Start GEAR PRO Mastering Edition.
    File:startgear1.jpg
    2. Create a new DVD-9 DVD-Video Project - optionally select [v] Use CSS encryption.
    File:01-NewGEARprojectDVD9.JPG
    3. Import the VIDEO_TS content.
    File:02-GEARDVD-Videoimportselection.JPG
    4. During the VIDEO_TS import, GEAR will detect the layer-break value that was set in the DVD-Video authoring software (shown here in ECC blocks).
    File:03-LayerBreakDetected.JPG
    5. Check the Volume Properties dialog for the layer-break value (shown here in sectors).
    File:03a-VolumeProperties.JPG
    6. Select your DDP settings from Mastering > Settings.
    File:06-MasteringSettingMenu.jpg
    7. Mastering Settings
    (SSCRST 4 for VIDEO_TS that was not flagged for CSS by the video authoring software)
    (SSCRST 3 for VIDEO_TS that is flagged for CSS by the video authoring software)
    NOTE: Make sure DDV-CMF is NOT selected when creating "SSCRST 3" or an error will occur in your DDP!
    File:06-MasteringSettings.JPG
    8. To create the DLT tapes, select Mastering > Write GEAR Project to Tape.
    File:05-MasteringWriteGEARProjectToTape.jpg
    9. GEAR will prompt you about writing to tape, select Yes.
    File:06-Continue.jpg
    10. GEAR prompts you to turn on the DLT drive and insert the first tape (Layer0).
    File:07-FirstTape.JPG
    11. GEAR will write Layer0 to the first tape.
    File:08-WritingFirstTape.JPG
    12. GEAR will ask for a second tape (required for double-layer project).
    File:09-SecondTape.JPG
    13. GEAR will write Layer1 to the second tape.
    File:10-WritingSecondTape.JPG
    14. GEAR will prompt for Layer0 tape to verify.
    File:11-VerifyTape1.JPG
    15. GEAR will verify Layer0 was written correctly.
    File:12-VerifyingTape1.JPG
    16. GEAR will prompt for Layer1 tape to verify.
    File:13-VerifyTape2.JPG
    17. GEAR will verify Layer1 was written correctly.
    File:14-VerifyingTape2.JPG
    18. Done.
    File:15-TapeSuccessfullyRecorded.JPG

You now have DLT tapes with a properly set layer-break value that was automatically detected by GEAR.

To restore the DLT images on the tape to the hard drive, see the How-To Guide How to restore a CD-ROM or DVD DDP image to disk

(Applies to pending GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 7.03 rc14 and later releases only)

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