||[Jan. 21st, 2005|04:39 pm]
The Question Club
I just got home today from a family vacation in New Zealand and Australia, and I now have an interesting -- well, problem is a strong word for it.|
While in Sydney, we watched a fantastic street performer, the kind who called up several volunteers from the audience. We stood and watched the show next to the dad of a little local boy who volunteered (very cute and did a great job, BTW). My dad recorded the entire thing onto 80 mm DVD-Rs. The show was so long it went onto two discs.
After the show, the little boy's dad asked us if he could have a copy, and even though we told him we were leaving for the U.S. the next day, he said he would pay for the DVD or tape, plus postage.
I've been e-mailing the guy to work out details, and apparently he can play DVDs in any region, but preferably Region 4. Their VCR is PAL only, and of course, the U.S. is NTSC.
For those of you experienced in this sort of thing, what would be your advice? Should we put the entire thing onto a DVD or a videotape? I realize a DVD would be cheaper to send (and would not degrade like a tape), but would it be more costly to have copied? If we did a tape, would the conversion to PAL degrade the quality even more?
Thanks for any help you might have to offer!