Setting Disc Format Properties

Before formatting and writing your DVD disc, DLT, or hard disk files, you must configure your disc’s format properties. Most of these settings can be made at any time in the authoring process. Additionally, you are given the opportunity to set these after you start the format process.

The preformat disc properties include the following items from the Disc Inspector. See Setting Disc Properties for details on these settings. These same settings are in the format dialog that appears when you start the format process. In all cases, the items appear in the same tab in both the Disc Inspector and the format dialog. Any differences are listed below.