Movie terms

Posted: 20 March 2011 by reanxyz in Uncategorized

If you are active downloader of movies… you may have observed the files may be tag with terms such as R5, LINE, CAM, TS, DVDrip, BRrip. The copyright-authority called these the bootlegging term.

TS: Telesync. Direct recording of movie in the theatre usually with a professional videocamera. As technology gets better, the quality of telesyncs also improves, although even the best telesyncs are lossy and will be inferior in quality to direct rips from Blu-ray, DVD or digital transfers from the film itself.

CAM: Similar to TS, but with a cheaper handheld camera.

SCR: Screener is an advance screening of a film sent to critics, awards voters, video stores (for their manager and employees), and other film industry professionals, including producers and distributors. A screener often has no post-processing.

R5: DVD Region 5… a copy of a movie made with a telecine machine from an analog source and is typically of a lower quality than other region releases. Unlike a DVD, an R5 is released before the digital post-processing is finished, but an R5 can be almost indistinguishable from a DVDRip since many pirated movies are published onto DVD with minimal editing. R5 DVDs may be released without an English audio track, requiring the Encoder to use the direct line audio from the film’s theatrical release. In this case, the pirated release will be tagged with “LiNE” to distinguish it from a release with a DVD audio track.

  1. mohamednazmi says:

    Wikipedia has a good list of pirated movie release types. If I were to download pirated movies, and I’m not saying that I do, I would mostly go for BDRips nowadays.

  2. reanxyz says:

    nice. thank for the link .

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