Out of 19 Ratings

Owner's of the Sony DVD Recorder VRD-MC5 gave it a score of 4.1 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.15 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.17 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.11 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.1 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    4.06 out of 5
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Notes on presetting camcorders
The [USB SPEED] setting on Handycam
(HDD/Memory Stick) must be set
to [AUTO]. ([AUTO] is the default setting.)
The [A/V t DV OUT] setting on Handycam
(DV/D8) must be set to
[OFF]. ([OFF] is the default setting.)
When dubbing the 16:9 pictures (pictures shot with the camcorder’s setting
set to 16:9) via the DV IN, VIDEO IN, or S VIDEO IN jack on the DVDirect,
set the TV type setting on the camcorder to 4:3.
If you erase or edit a video on a Handycam
with a computer or
Playstation 3
, it is not possible to dub videos properly by connecting the
to the DVDirect. Erase or edit video using the Handycam
Notes on time required for recording
When recording from Handycam
(HDD/Memory Stick or DVD) connected
via USB cable, the length of time required depends on the REC mode (XP, HQ,
SP, or LP) used to shoot the video and the number of scenes the Handycam
contains. In general, videos shot in higher image quality modes take longer to
be recorded onto a disc. The following provides a general estimate of the time
required to record a 1-hour video containing one scene onto a disc.
Recording HD (High Definition) video
Recording SD (Standard Definition) video
Mode From a High Definition Handycam
(HDD/Memory Stick)
XP about 40 min
HQ about 25 min
SP about 20 min
LP about 15 min
From a High Definition
(HDD/Memory Stick)
From Handycam
HQ about 20 min about 40 min
SP about 15 min about 30 min
LP about 10 min about 20 min