What does CAM/TS or TS copy/TC/DVDscr movies mean and Comparing the quality difference among TS vs TC vs CAM vs DVDscr movie or copy


A CAM is a theater rip usually made with a digital video camera. Sometimes 

a mini tripod is used to support the camera, but most of the time it’s not 

possible to use a tripod so the camera make shake. Therefore, you usually 

see the dim screen, distorted figures and tilted subtitles in cam-quality 

movies. The sound is recorded from the microphone of the camera itself, so 

you can often hear the audience's laughter and other sounds. Due to these 

factors, the quality of the image and sound are usually very poor.

Here is an example of a CAM: The Conjuring 2 2016 English Movies HD Cam- 

XviD AAC New Source with Sample ☻rDX☻


TS is the abbreviation of TELESYNC. TS is quite similar with CAM version. 

But it uses an external audio source (usually an headphone jack in the 

theater seats for hard of hearing people), it does not ensure a good audio 

quality due to the various background noise interference. And TS is recorded 

in an empty cinema or from the projection booth with a professional camera, 

so it may have a better picture quality than a CAM. But it has a big 

fluctuation of the screen. On forums, you can often find a original TS 

version and the restored version of clarity TS.

Here is an example of a TS: The Conjuring 2 HD-TS.JVC.mp4


TC is the abbreviation of TELECINE. A telecine machine copes the film 

digitally from the reels. The picture has a good quality but lack of brightness. 

Often the TC uses the sound source of TS, so the audio quality is very poor 

but the picture quality is much better than TS. If you’re not too particular 

about the sound, TC version can be a good choice.

Here is an example of a TC: Captain.America.Civil.War.2016.1080p.TC.X264.



SCR is the abbreviation of SCREENER. DVDSCR is a preview or beta edition of 

unpublished or informally published DVDs, which can be released earlier than 

DVDRip, but has a poorer quality. (You can often see the copyright messages 

and anti-piracy telephone number scrolling in the black bar at the bottom of 

the screen which disrupt the viewing.) If there is no strict division, its 

quality should be similar to TC version.

Here is an example of DVDscr: Captain America Civil War - (2016) - 720p - 

DVDScr - x265 (HEVC) - [Dual Audio] - [Hindi + English] - DevilRG.mkv

Based on the above, the range of quality should be like this:

DVDscr > TC > TS > CAM 

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