I’m recording videos from tapes to DVD and VCD commercially.
I need a qualified CD-R and DVD-R brand for archiving. I've read lots of things about the quality. As I understood, medias should be phthalocyanine or azo.
I found out the following information on net :
"Buy discs with a gold reflective layer if you're archiving. Use discs with a silver reflective layer for the best compatibility with older drives and players. "
"many manufacturers add additional coloring to disguise their cyanine CD-Rs, so the formulation of a disc cannot be determined based purely on its color. Similarly, a gold reflective layer does not guarantee use of phthalocyanine dye."
1 - Can you tell me an exact cd-r and dvd-r brand for a lifelong archiving?
2 - If it is right that there are tricks to cheat the buyers about the colour, how can we understand the quality of the cd-r? Is there a way to understand it?
3- Can we trust the softwares like "CDR Atip Reader Version 0.92"
or "CDR Media Code Identifier V1.63"
There seems no way to understand the quality with our eyes. Since, there are tricks on colours. And, every sellers say their medias are the best of the market.
Thank you for your help,