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Glass Houses: CES 2006 and the Push for HD on Disc
Despite CES hoopla, are replicators and consumers ready for Blu-Ray and HD DVD?
News/News Feature - Posted 24 Jan 2006 By
New way to license CD-R disc patents
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2006
Leading consumer brand for recordable media adds to Imation’s global technology engine
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2006
52x CDR LightScribe media supports the LightScribe direct-disc-labeling technology that burns text and graphics on the surface of the CD
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2006
Verbatim/MKM Readies Production of Blu-ray Recordable/Rewriteable Media for Early 2006 Launch
Verbatim initial products will include 25GB single layer media in both write-once (BD-R) and rewritable (BD-RE) formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2006
Features high-speed label writing and color options
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2006
Fujifilm Blu-ray, HD DVD Media Available Summer 2006
Company continues study of future holographic technologies
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2006
Memorex 8X DVD+R DL and 4X DVD-R DL media will be available this month
Editorial/Feature - Posted 05 Jan 2006
Discs Achieve a High Capacity of 25GB on a Single-Layer and 50GB on a Dual-Layer at 2X Recording Speed
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2005
Combines CD-R and CD-ROM technology to produce advanced hybrid products for the consumer and business communities
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2005
Offering 8.5GB storage capacity, consistently fast, high-quality recording, and wide compatibility on a single-sided disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2005
For many of us—early adopters or not—2005 was the Year of HDV. But there was much more to 2005 than HDV. We saw scads of significant products released that had nothing to do with HDV and of course, event and corporate videographers the world over continuing to do dazzling, innovative, and effective everyday work with or without HDV. To provide readers with a highly subjective “Year in Review” report, we asked EventDV’s many esteemed and opinionated columnists and contributing editors to reflect on the new products they saw in 2005 and tell us what struck them as the most exciting, and the biggest boon to their own work.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 01 Dec 2005
12 Columnists and Contributing Editors choose 17 essential products for videographers released in 2005
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2005
Imation Readies HD DVD and Blu-ray Optical Media Formats
Company will deliver both formats with scratch-resistant protective coating
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2005
The entire RIDATA product line now available on Internet retail site
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2005
Designed for optimal edge-to-edge print performance using Rimage Everest I and II
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Nov 2005
Photo-quality, reliable blank media for professional-quality disc-surface printing
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Oct 2005
Traxdata DVD-R Dual Layer media will be available in Jewel Case packaging throughout various European resellers and retailers
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2005
Microsoft and Intel Back HD DVD as Next-Generation High-Definition DVD Format of Choice
Companies cite key criteria for consumer and industry success, join HD DVD Promotion Group
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2005
30GB Dual-Layer HD DVD-R Discs Confirms Larger Capacity
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2005
PlayO Ejector suitable for arthritis sufferers
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Aug 2005
Device receives 9.7 out of 10 stars
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Aug 2005
Universal Music Group Joins Blu-ray Disc Association
Brings total members to more than 140
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2005
Feature both USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2005
TDK Shipping Blue Laser Professional Discs
Features Durabis Pro coating for Sony Professional Disc System
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2005
The effects of scratches, scrapes, fingerprints, and dust on the writing and readability of optical discs have always been an issue for manufacturers and users alike, and the implementation of hardcoat and other solutions for forthcoming HD DVD and Blu-ray media remain in flux.
News/News Feature - Posted 16 Aug 2005 By
New discs compatible with popular drives and players
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Aug 2005
CDs, DVDs, diskettes now available with new packaging
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Aug 2005
Offers 100-disc capacity and the ability to destroy up to 12 CDs or DVDs per minute
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2005
Glass Houses: Let's Work Together
Debbie Galante Block | The High Definition Authoring Alliance announced by Sonic last week could be exactly what's needed to get both HD-DVD and Blu-ray off the ground.
News/News Feature - Posted 19 Jul 2005 By
Themes include birthdays and weddings
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jul 2005
Blu-ray Disc Leads in Early Format Match-up, According to Survey
Preferred by Consumers 4-to-1 Over HD-DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jul 2005
Company's first ScratchProof media product features exclusive DURABIS hard coating technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2005
Discs feature 8.5GB capacity for dense data storage in the same form factor as conventional DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jul 2005
Collectible label-side designs inspired by Warner Bros. release
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jun 2005
Captures 73 percent of DVD+R DL unit sales, according to NPD Group
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jun 2005
Fast, new discs feature high compatibility with popular drives and players
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2005
Blu-ray and HD-DVD: Compromising Positions?
With some technologies, protracted delays can turn out to be good news. Case in point: Blu-ray and HD-DVD.
News/News Feature - Posted 10 Jun 2005 By
The DVD Writer: Writable DVDs for Blu-ray and HD DVD Video
Hugh Bennett | Using MPEG-4 AVC or VC-1 compression (both required by BD and HD DVD specifications) and makes current writable DVDs practical vehicles for many HD tasks. But BD and HD DVD drives need to play writable DVD discs to reap their benefits.
News/News Feature - Posted 07 Jun 2005 By
Number one worldwide in CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW volume
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Jun 2005
Event also saw announcements of 45GB HD DVD and DVD9 + HD 30 Hybrid discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2005
Tested for Compatibility and Performance by Burner Manufacturers and Software Developers
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2005
Prints directly onto a CD or DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2005
Nero Burning ROM and Nero Express adds multisession burning capability and more for DL DVD-R
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2005
New specialty DVDs for home movie recording and video archiving
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 May 2005
Hugh Bennett | The word 'round the campfire is that DVD rewritable dual-layer (DL) will appear early next year. Maybe it's inevitable, but it's also pointless--why add another soon-to-be outdated technology to an already-muddled market?
News/News Feature - Posted 10 May 2005 By
New coating designed for use with direct-to-DVD camcorders
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 May 2005
New double-layer DVD+R and 52X CD-R added to RIDATA brand of printable discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2005
Player can display JPEG images and MP3 formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Apr 2005
Solutions offer a variety of storage features
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Apr 2005
Partners with One28 to manufacture and supply optical media utilizing its new ThinDisc technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2005
Demand propped up by surge in shipments of Lightscribe drives in laptops, PCs
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2005
Hugh Bennett | The BravoPro is an affordable and painless in-house DVD production solution that yields professional results and gives you room to grow if your needs don’t immediately justify a system of its speed or capacity.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 13 Mar 2005 By
HD Radio to be available in August
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Mar 2005
Monocular microdisplay allows for DVD viewing on-the-go
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Mar 2005
New agreement provides advanced anti-piracy solution
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Mar 2005
New software supports MPEG-4 video files
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2005
Nero announced that their digital media suite, Nero 6, supports DVD-R dual-layer (DL) recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2005
Jan Ozer|One thing I've learned over years of delivering video to clients: packaging matters. That's never been more true than on a recent project that yielded a four-disc set, and made me take inventory of all the DVD packages currently available to finish the job right.
News/News Feature - Posted 28 Feb 2005 By
Solution enables users to burn photo stories onto DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Feb 2005
New inkjet-compatible disc offers 8.5GB storage capacity
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Feb 2005
New “9-in-1” digital media software suite
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Feb 2005
Software features sound expansion technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Feb 2005
Premium media line designed to resist scratches, dust, and smudges
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jan 2005
16X DVD-R Media also announced
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2005
Stores standard-def DVD data on one side, HD-DVD data on other
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2005
At 8x Speed, Users Can Fill an 8.5GB DVD+R DL Disc in less than 16 Minutes
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2005
Sonic and Roxio applications for CD and DVD creation to add Blu-ray burning
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2005
Customers Can Burn Silkscreen-Quality CD/DVD Labels Directly on Discs at Their Own PCs
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2005
ForceField scratch-resistant coating defends discs against scratches, smudges, static and debris
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2005
RIDATA Printable DVD±R discs certified for Primera BravoPro Disc Publisher and Signature Z6
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Dec 2004
AccuCORE featured on new 16X DVD-R and DVD+R media
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Dec 2004
Stephen F. Nathans|Transitioning from a decade of EMedia to the arrival of EventDV
News/News Feature - Posted 14 Dec 2004 - December 2004 By
Converts video, photos and audio files for use on MPEG-4 devices and mobile video phones
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Dec 2004
Gains continued support from OEM and system integrators for backup and storage applications
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Dec 2004
Blue Highways
All signs point to a hi-def future as long as we're still delivering content on shiny discs, we'll need a DVD-or worthy successor-that can handle hi-def content. Two blue laser-based formats, Blu-ray and HD-DVD, suggest different, equally likely roads to the same destination. Both have powerful backing, with NEC, Sanyo, and Toshiba on the HD-DVD side and Sony, Philips, and Pioneer on the Blu-ray side. Many questions remain: How do the formats differ? Which one will win out? And who will decide?
Editorial/Feature - Posted 01 Dec 2004 - December 2004 By
Media combines with leading printers to produce 1-1,000 custom-printed discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Nov 2004
Discs to be two sided DVD/CD
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2004
Review tests two brands of media in 33 various players
News/News Feature - Posted 19 Nov 2004 By
Provider of SpinWise and PrintWise duplicators enters “premium-grade” CD and DVD media market
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Nov 2004
Combines CD side and DVD side on one disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2004
Line designed for high-definition media formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Oct 2004
Domestic production of RAM discs aimed at sparking format's acceptance
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Oct 2004
Media incorporates AZO technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Oct 2004
Users can view their media, through an Orb Networks, Inc.service, from any device that can access the internet
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Oct 2004
Association chooses Blu-ray Disc as official format for high-definition optical discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2004
Three-packs of dual-layer discs available in 2.4X-5X
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2004
LightScribe-equipped drives will both burn and label discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Oct 2004
Dolby Digital Plus, MLP Lossless, and Dolby Digital Selected as standard for audio formatting
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Sep 2004
New CD/DVD publishing system is designed as a network appliance to meet specialized requirements of digital point-of-sale.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Sep 2004
New disc features iridescent printable surface, available in 50-pack spindles
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2004
Newest offering from company reduces DVD recording time with supporting recorders
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2004
Now available for distribution through Go Video dealers and resellers
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2004
It shreds up to 12 CDs or DVDs per minute and also easily shred a variety of other media, such as credit cards and up to seven sheets of folded paper in a single pass.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2004
Users can now burn discs to full capacity in about five minutes
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Aug 2004
Designed for use with compatible inkjet printers
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2004
Volume shipments begin this month
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2004
Uses Primera Technology's Bravo II Disc Publisher and will be introduced at WEVA Expo 2004
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Aug 2004
TDK's 8cm Armor Plated DVD media designed for professional and hobbyist videographers who use DVD camcorders.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Aug 2004
New DVDs hold up to four hours of video or 8.5GB of data files on a single side
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2004
With a capacity of 30GB, the dual-sided UDO media offers storage capacity for a cost of about $2 per Gigabyte.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2004
HP DVD Writer dvd530i, featuring high-compatibility double-layer DVD recording.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2004
Three-inch write-once and rewriteable discs provide 1.4GB of DVD-compliant storage for both video and data
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2004
With the ability to record at about 21 MB/sec, the discs will store 4.7GB of video, photos, music, or data files in about five minutes.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jul 2004
Discs will begin shipping in August with for $11.99 per 5-pack
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2004
10-pack includes eight Verbatim 1-8X DVD+R discs and one Verbatim 1-4X DVD+RW disc.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jul 2004
For all DVD+ recording applications
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jul 2004
RIDATA 4X DVD-RW disc provides up to two hours of recording time in standard mode with up to 1000 rewrites.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jul 2004
Material can be either read or recorded on one layer without affecting material on the other layer.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2004
Prevent theft or unauthorized use of discarded DVDs, CDs, floppy disks, and credit cards
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2004
Delivers capacity to record up to four hours of DVD video on a single disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jun 2004
Dubuit names Nazdar as exclusive distributor of certain products in the US.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jun 2004
Microsoft is making available the technical beta of their next generation media player- Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP users
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2004
Sony’s DRU-700A ($199), the first shipping dual layer-capable DVD recorder, performs mostly as advertised. It easily accomplished 7GB+ DVD-Video burns with the bundled Nero software on several Verbatim DVD+R DL discs provided for testing. Playback compatibility was mixed, however, with a 47% success rate on roughly 70 set-top players, portables, ROM drives, and burners.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 30 May 2004 - June 2004 By
Hugh Bennett | After consumers have begun to make some sense out of writable DVD formats, along comes more confusion. Dual-layer recordable technology is promoted as a significant advance, but where does it fit in the real world?
News/News Feature - Posted 10 May 2004 - May 2004 By
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 07 May 2004 - May 2004 By
8.5GB DVD+R DL media exceeds DL specs to ensure reliability and compatibility.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 May 2004
David Doering|Walking the floor at NAB 2004 sure convinced me that now’s the time to be in the video and production business.
News/News Feature - Posted 04 May 2004 - June 2004 By
Will introduce the new 8x DVD-R Discs at RetailVision 2004
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2004
Industry's First 23GB Blue Laser Media
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2004
Digital Matrix introduces SD/100 Spin Dryer
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2004
Protects both CD-ROMs and CD-RX media
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2004
Blu-ray Disc technology-based paper disc to be unveiled at ODS 2004
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2004
A liquid compound of special emulsifiable resins
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2004
Stephen F. Nathans | Attendees of NAB 2004 in Las Vegas will find media manufacturers like Verbatim and drive makers like Sony doubling down and gambling that professional DVD authors and, soon, their consumer counterparts will pay a modest premium to (nearly) double the capacity of their recording media.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 12 Apr 2004 - April 2004 By
Bonus features include music sharing capability through the MusicMail and TuneShare functionality.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Apr 2004
Combines significant advancements in LaserWave hardware with ODC’s High Resolution Dye Polymer
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Apr 2004
Line of optical discs and flash memory cards to be unveiled at RetailVision Spring 2004
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Mar 2004
Ideal for direct-to-disc camcorders as well as mobile storage of multimedia presentations
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2004
New discs provide greater durability and protection than standard DVD media
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2004
Announcements about 8X media are everywhere. Too bad the discs are still so hard to find.
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Mar 2004 By
Doubles write speed of current media
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 2004
Cake-box media for duplication
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2004
New 25-disc DVD±R/RW spindles
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2004
Engineering samples shipped for testing
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2004
9.4GB Kano ArchivMedia developed with Verbatim
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2004
Dual-layer recordables to ship in spring
News/News Feature - Posted 08 Jan 2004 - February 2004 By
Indie filmmakers and post-production pros found plenty to shout about, if they looked hard enough.
News/News Feature - Posted 23 Dec 2003 By
Preliminary results of OSTA/NIST DVD testing
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2003
4X DVD-R recorder now sells for $119
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Dec 2003
Writes at 8X to 4X Verbatim media
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Dec 2003
As 8X recorders and media hit the market, Philips demonstrates its next-generation technology.
News/News Feature - Posted 05 Dec 2003 - January 2004 By
Three printing surfaces available
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Dec 2003
Discs feature proprietary dye to resist heat, humidity
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Dec 2003
Hugh Bennett | From adhesive labels, inkjet printers, and overcoating systems to thermal transfer and re-transfer devices, there is now a desktop device to satisfy discerning tastes and handle most disc-labeling chores. High hopes rest with industry innovators Primera and Rimage and newcomers Epson, Hewlett-Packard, and Casio to advance the state of the art and reach new markets.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 01 Dec 2003 - December 2003 By
Fastest recording time achieved in test environment
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2003
Dual-layer DVD+R debuts at CEATEC, raising questions of compatibility, rate of implementation, drive and media cost, and impact on DVD authoring.
News/News Feature - Posted 23 Nov 2003 - December 2003 By
Kit aimed at first-time users
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Nov 2003
Both external and internal drives drop in price.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Nov 2003
The Cruiser copies digital photos directly from camera memory cards to CD without a computer.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2003
You couldn't help but wonder if this ETW represented the brave new world of trade shows, where bigger isn't always better, and you've got to go to the people rather than expecting them to come to you.
News/News Feature - Posted 11 Nov 2003 - January 2004 By
Discs will hit the market later this month.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2003
About two dozen manufacturers have announced plans to introduce new DVD recorders using the DVD+R/+RW recording format, according to the DVD+RW Alliance.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2003
Due to supply shortages, rising costs from overseas disc manufacturers and the stringent enforcement of patent royalties, Memorex is forced to increase CD-R and CD-RW media prices 10 to 15 percent beginning January 2004.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 2003
Verbatim's unique DigitalMovie DVD Recordable discs are designed to put the fun in recording, viewing, and sharing home movies. Verbatim also says the discs are "ideal" for backing up DVD-Video titles and transferring video tapes to optical media that won't degrade over time.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Oct 2003
News/News Feature - Posted 23 Oct 2003 - November 2003 By
News/News Feature - Posted 23 Oct 2003 - November 2003 By
Sony Electronics announced two new Dual RW DVD drives that support 8X DVD+R recording. Sony's Dual RW DVD drives, which started shipping a year ago this month, were the PC industry's first combination drives to support the DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD-R formats.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Oct 2003
Philips will demonstrate its new dual-layer DVD recordable technology at the DVD+RW Alliance booth at the CEATEC* JAPAN 2003 exhibition in Makuhari from October 7 to 11. Developed by Philips Research in cooperation with MKM, the technology doubles data storage capacity on DVD recordable discs from 4.7 gb to 8.5 gb, while remaining compatible with existing DVD Video players and DVD-ROM drives.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Oct 2003
Column/Glass Houses - Posted 03 Oct 2003 - October 2003
M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey platform now includes additional functionality with the introduction of new autorun and read-only features. These features allow the DiskOnKey device to emulate CD-R capability, while improving the portability and ruggedness CDs lack.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2003
Maxell Corporation of America has announced that it will increase prices on all of its CD-R media products, effective immediately. Although the exact amount of the increase is still under consideration, the company expects it to be from 10% to 15%.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2003
Unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, the new 8X speed DVD+R media allows 4.7GB of data to be burned in less than 8 minutes while maintaining backward compatibility with previous generation writers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2003
The upcoming Media-Tech Showcase & Conference will address current and anticipated business and technology challenges. Exhibitors and attendees from all over the world are expected at the showcase and conference event in Messe Frankfurt from October 21-22, 2003.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Aug 2003
News/News Feature - Posted 12 Aug 2003 - November 2002 By
Column/The Network Observer - Posted 11 Aug 2003 - September 2002 By
With well-rounded software bundles, solid rewritable performance, respectable CD-R/RW functions, the fastest writing speeds in recordable DVD, and the option to write to more affordable DVD+R discs, the Sony DRU120A and HP DVD Writer 200e have a lot going for them. However, when all is said and done, our test results here put DVD+R and DVD+RW short of DVD-R and DVD-RW when it comes to physical compatibility with current DVD devices and on low-cost blank media. But keep in mind that DVD products are still in their infancy, and much could change with next-generation products due within the year.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 08 Aug 2003 - August 2002 By
Column/Glass Houses - Posted 08 Aug 2003 - August 2002 By
Four years in the making, the DVD format war rages on, no winner in sight. Meanwhile, the spoils of war abound, and DVD media manufacturers stand poised to profit.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 08 Aug 2003 - July 2002 By
News/News Feature - Posted 08 Aug 2003 - August 2003 By
Memorex has jumped headlong into the action sports culture, announcing the first CD-R media geared toward this active lifestyle. Memorex brings adventure to the front of each disc with surfing, skateboarding, motocross, snowboarding, and BMX biking disc prints.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Aug 2003
The integration of PERFECTV's Video On Demand (VOD) systems and the ON2 VP6 Codec, PERFECTV says, will provide customers with cost-effective, on demand DVD-quality video directly to their TV set.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Aug 2003
The Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC) announced a number of measures it is taking to further speed the expansion of the recordable DVD market.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Aug 2003
The printable DVD-R discs offer the same 4.7GB capacity and 1-4X write speed found in Verbatim's DataLifePlus DVD-Recordable media, but the new media also provides a surface coating that allows full compatibility with leading thermal printers, including the Rimage Everest printer.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jul 2003
Verbatim Corporation has announced that it will begin shipping its new DataLifePlus 4X DVD+RW media in August.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2003
The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) announced that it is hosting Optical Storage Symposium - 2003, to be held October 13 and 14, 2003, at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jul 2003
InterVideo, Inc. has announced the release of WinDVD 5, the latest version of its software for DVD playback on a PC.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jun 2003
CyberLink Corp., a developer of digital video software and e-learning solutions, announced the release of PowerDVD 5.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jun 2003
Sealed Air Corporation reported that Cryovac OS System packaging has been selected by Flexplay Technologies, Inc. for that company's upcoming introduction of the Flexplay-enabled DVD, which has a 48-hour viewing window that begins when the disc is removed from its package.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jun 2003
As sales of recordable DVD products continue to skyrocket, feature-rich, standalone consumer (set-top) recorders based on the DVD-RAM format are leading the way, having captured 70.2 percent of the U.S. DVD consumer recorder market in the first three months of 2003, according to market information company The NPD Group.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jun 2003
The CustomFlix Online Promotion program, available immediately to CustomFlix members, provides a process for film and videomakers to reach broad audiences worldwide to promote and sell their workdirectly to consumers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jun 2003
In a survey released by 321 Studios, makers of DVD copying software, 76 percent of respondents stated that they would not be interested in renting a self-destructing DVD.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jun 2003
The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) announced publication of a comprehensive reference guide, "Understanding CD-R and CD-RW," on its website. The 50-page white paper seeks to answer basic questions about CD-R and CD-RW product technology in an understandable and accessible way.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Jun 2003
News/News Feature - Posted 01 Jun 2003 - June 2003 By
Flexplay Technologies, Inc, a privately held company based in New York, today announced that Buena Vista Home Entertainment Division of The Walt Disney Company will use its flexible play DVD technology to make movies available to consumers in test markets beginning this August.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 May 2003
The DVD+RW Alliance, one of the sponsors of WinHEC 2003 this week in New Orleans, will demonstrate the Mt. Rainier capabilities of the DVD+RW format's writing and editing capabilities at its WinHEC booth.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2003
Verbatim Corporation, manufacturer of the Digital Vinyl CD-Rs, announced a new inkjet-printable version in convenient, 50-disc spindles.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 May 2003
Panasonic has announced an extensive line of recordable DVD media to address consumers' recording needs and preferences.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 May 2003
Spectra Systems Corporation and Singulus Technologies AG have reached an agreement on the development and commercialization of customized equipment for the application of MediaCoat. MediaCoat is a coating that allows for the application of graphics, alphanumerics, and barcodes on the play side of optical discs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Apr 2003
Column/DVD Between the Lines - Posted 01 Apr 2003 - April 2001 By
MARCAN, Inc., a leading CD/DVD solutions provider, is expanding its CD/DVD duplicating facility in order to meet increasing demand for its disc production services.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Mar 2003
Optical Disc Corporation (ODC), a leader in optical disc mastering systems, has announced the introduction of its CDR-ROM disc.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2003
Mitsui Advanced Media, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc. and leading manufacturer of recordable (CD-R & DVD-R) media, today announced that their new 52x CD-R media, available now.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Jan 2003
Memorex Products, Inc., has announced 4x DVD and CD-RW 24X Ultra-Speed media.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jan 2003
Verbatim Corporation has announced DataLifePlus 52X-certified CD-R discs, the fastest recording speed for the CD-R format.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jan 2003
The DVD Forum has relesed a statement clarifying its consideration of high-definition DVD formats.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Dec 2002
Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader in premium recordable media products, has extended the industry's broadest line of recordable DVD media with the introduction of new high-capacity 9.4 GB DVD-R discs for general use.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Nov 2002
Imation's new 4X write-once DVD+R media debuted at COMDEX with support for 1X, 2.4X, and 4X write speeds.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Nov 2002
TDK has announced the introduction of its Armor Plated DVD discs, premium quality recordable DVD media that incorporate next-generation hard-coating technologies to achieve unprecedented durability.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Nov 2002
Inter Media Co., Ltd., of Japan, a member company of Unitech Japan Group, is pleased to be one of the first round of manufacturers to launch the 4x DVD disc for general use to the market in January 2003.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2002
With the announcement of 4X-speed DataLifePlus 4.7GB DVD+R media, Verbatim Corporation becomes the first media manufacturer to offer DVD+R that supports 1x, 2.4X and 4X write speeds.
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QPS Que! USB 2.0 DVD Burner Synopsis: QPS’s new Que! DVD-Recorder is the first drive based on Pioneer’s Editor’s Choice-winning A03 to use a USB 2.0 interface, and the drive and the interface prove mightily up to the challenge at hand. It writes DVD-R at 2X and CD-R/RW at 8X, like all A03 derivatives; it burns seams-bursting DVD-5s in under 29 minutes. The Que! drive also comes with a nifty software bundle, including PowerDVD for DVD playback, Easy CD Creator 5 (standard edition) for CD recording, and medioStream’s wonderful neoDVD for entry-level DVD authoring and recording. Some bundles also include for promotional purposes an unidentified 2-port USB 2.0 PCI host adapter.
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At $1149 for four 4X DVD recorders and remarkably straightforward multidisc duplication software, the Simple Copy 4 is hard to beat as a simple, speedy, low-cost disc-to-disc copier. Installation is quick and easy, and operation is a piece of cake. In testing, burns from hard drive-based disc images proved somewhat chancy, but disc-to-disc dupes worked every time.
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Synopsis: All in all, Plextor’s latest offering has something for everybody. Pure ripping and recording speed for the professional, and BurnProof to keep the masses happy. It calls itself a 16X recorder, and that it is, dashing off full discs in an impressive five minutes. The bundled software is excellent, and with the combination of Roxio’s Easy CD Creator and Plextor Manager, just about anything is possible.
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