DVDRips ,Cam ..What the Hell are these ?

After Several Days of Break, I'm here to post again. This time I thought, I would explain the movie categorization that we see every day in the net. If you have a decent internet connection, you would probably downloads movie to watch. But the nightmare rise when we need to choose between two versions of the same movie. There are various types of movie versions available , but we know very little about them. I'll explain some of these as to the extend of my knowledge.Any comments on errors are welcome.


Cam :-
Idea - A copy made by a general camcorder in a general cinema theater.

Video - Can be varied from Very Bad to normal. Probably Disturbed by the images of peoples moving around.

sound - Normally very bad as the recording is done by the cameras normal MIC and it records the Surrounding sounds too.
Availability - High. Just After the preview or premier.

Recommendation - 2/10


WorkPrint :-
Idea - A copy made from a unfinished theater version.

Video - Can be Varied according to the source. Watermarks, time index can be present between frames.

sound - Generally good. But the voice may or may not be doubted properly and the sound effects may not be present.

Availability - Low. Even though the Quality is not good, the releasing of these prints are been highly protected.

Recommendation - 3/10


TeleSync (TS) :-
Idea - A Rectified version of Cam version.

Video - Can be varied from Very Bad to normal. Probably Disturbed by the images of peoples moving around.

sound - Can be good, as the sound can be Recorded separately and merged with a Cam video version .

Availability - High. Just After days of the preview or premier.

Recommendation - 4/10


R5 (Region 5) :-
Idea - A copy made by a Region 5 version of a retail DVD. (Russia, south Asia....)

Video - Can be varied from Very Bad to normal.

sound - Normal. But can be vary highly by a DVDRip.

Availability - Medium. Released after about several weeks of the premier.

Recommendation - 5/10


Screener :-
Idea - A Copy made from a DVD, printed for various purposes such as Movie reviewers etc..

Video - Generally good., But some scenes can be Omitted / Get Black & White /a message will be appeared etc...

sound - Generally good.

Availability - Medium. Before or After Premier. But the releasing can't be guaranteed.

Recommendation - 6/10


TeleCine (TC) :-
Idea - A copy made by a cinema theater analogue reel.

Video - Can be near good. Rely upon the quality of the reel or the transferring method.

sound - Can be considered as good.

Availability - Low, Due to the cost of the transferring equipments.

Recommendation - 7/10


DVDRip :-
Idea - A copy directly made by a retail commercial final DVD.

Video - Can be considered as near best. But quality loss may be occur due to the ripper and the ripping process.

sound - Near Best. can be vary according to the encoder and the ripper.

Availability - Low. After completion of the theater release. But the DVDrip can be guaranteed as a sure release.

Recommendation - 10/10


DVD-R :-
Idea - A copy directly made by a retail commercial final DVD. Normally in a DVD-5 format Version.

sound -Quality of the Original DVD version. Very Good.

Availability - Low. Released With the DVD-Rip, and therefore very late to release.

Recommendation - 5/10

* Even though this version is the Original DVD, It's "not highly recomanded" as the Size of the file is Huge for normal internet connections.



HDTV/ DS Rip :-
Idea - A copy directly made by satellite Over-the-Air transmission. (Or Captured in Super High Quality)

sound -Best quality that can be achieved. Some times more than quality of the DVD-R.


Availability - Low. Released After All the other versions.

Recommendation - 3/10


* Even though this version is the Best Version, It's highly "not recomanded" considering the size and the Time taken to release.



So, That is all the versions of the movie, that I'm gonna explain. These are data gathered by me and therefore sometimes they can be wrong. I expect some comments to clear them Up .

And Thanx Very Much "dean07" for your help in this info.

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