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While the manufacturing community worries about how they will afford to get into Blu-ray replication and how they will get business, there's one area of optical discs that is booming: audiobooks.
News/News Feature - Posted 13 Nov 2009 By
Focus on CE Retail, 3-D and Green Technology, Social Media and Business Strategies
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Oct 2009
Newly inked deal significantly increases the amount of Blu-ray Disc content available to retailers participating in Rentrak's Pay-Per-Transaction (PPT) system
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Sep 2009
Starting in September, ELO Media will introduce the new line of DVMatic 550XL. This newest generation of DVmatic, provides advanced security, simplified maintenance and a NEW state-of-the-art software interface
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2009
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2009
$1 per night movie rentals available to consumers in Massachusetts and Connecticut
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2009
MPAA member atudios have won a breach of contract lawsuit against China-based DVD player manufacturer Nanjing Wanlida Technology Co., Ltd. (Wanlida)
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2009
Microsoft delivers greater value this holiday with more games and entertainment at the lowest price
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2009
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2009
Redbox filed the action in response to new distribution terms imposed by Warner Home Video that would prohibit redbox from providing consumers access to Warner Home Video titles until at least 28 days after public release
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2009
MPEG LA announces that several patent holders in MPEG LA’s MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License have filed separate patent enforcement actions in District Court Dusseldorf, Germany against Medion AG (“Medion”) for infringing patents essential to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard used worldwide in digital television broadcasting and DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2009
Commitment to Customer Convenience and Value Driving Redbox Success
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2009
Experience 3-D effects at home!
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2009
Redbox filed the action in response to new distribution terms proposed by 20th Century Fox that would prohibit redbox from providing consumers access to 20th Century Fox DVDs until at least 30 days after public release
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Aug 2009
Today, Judge Marilyn Patel in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an initial ruling on RealDVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2009
reen Media Joins A Series Of Recent Blu-Ray Deals Finalized With Rentrak Suppliers Including, Anchor Bay Entertainment, E1 Entertainment, First Look Studios, Magnolia Home Entertainment And Summit Entertainment
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2009
Recession, Lower Price Points Present Revenue Challenges for Industry
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2009
News-Making Event Positioned to Again Bring the “Who’s - Who” in the 3D Community Together to Network and Explore Top Business Issues Impacting 3D Entertainment 3D Entertainment Summit
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2009
New figures on the home entertainment market released today by the British Video Association using data from the Official Charts Company reveal that Blu-ray Disc sales continue to rise despite the recession biting the sector as a whole in the first half of the year
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2009
Study Shows Retailers, Studios, and Game Publishers Will All Benefit from the Technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2009
Excellence 2009 will feature an roundtable discussion by industry notables on "The Future of Digital Media Publishing in the 21st Century"
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2009
Debbie Galante Block | It was 25 years ago that Sony DADC started up its CD production facility in Terre Haute, Indiana. The good news--in an industry where there has been a lot of bad news lately--is that Sony DADC is still here. As am I.
News/News Feature - Posted 17 Jun 2009 By
Despite four-fold increase in BD spend to $482m, and strong video sales in China, India and Russia, Screen Digest predicts only modest growth in 2010
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jun 2009
The Code, starring Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas, is the First TellX "Active Video" DVD Release available June 23 from First Look Studios
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2009
New Toshiba REGZA series brings high-quality DivX video to U.S. and Europe
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2009
New Research Forecasts Dramatic Rise in Security- and Compliance-Intensive Information
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 May 2009
"Entertainment Trends in America" report reveals that 88 percent of consumers' home video spending goes toward DVD and Blu-ray Disc purchases and rental
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 May 2009
BVA issues its 16th statistical digest on the home entertainment market
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 May 2009
Greater Toronto Area Federal Enforcement Section today charged five persons with offences related to the sale and distribution of pirated DVD movies
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2009
Company Expands to Meet Global Demand for Digital Movie and Music Delivery in Retail Digital Hollywood Spring
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2009
Key movie and music industry execs comment
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Apr 2009
Vice President of Engineering Wendy Aylsworth to Detail Stereoscopic 3D Home Mastering Definition, Parameters and More During NAB This Week
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Apr 2009
Dan Daley | Exploding number of video distribution channels, each with its own file format requirements, will redefine post production
News/News Feature - Posted 15 Apr 2009 By
65% of those surveyed say they will spend the same or more on video games, and 60% will spend the same or more on CDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2009
Near-Unanimous Agreement: Consumers Believe Backing up DVD Content is a Right; Many Bothered by Inability to Do So
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Apr 2009
Blockbuster to Make Extensive Library of Digital Content Available to Millions of TiVo Movie Enthusiasts
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Mar 2009
Offers Movies Never Before Available on DVD; 150 Titles at Launch Including "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," "The Citadel" and "All Fall Down"
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Mar 2009
Technicolor will now provide freight management services to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment in North America
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Mar 2009
A joint raid by Birmingham Trading Standards, West Midlands Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) on an apartment has netted an estimated 40,000 pirate DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Mar 2009
Three Cases Link Terrorists to Piracy Profits
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Mar 2009
Consultants and green (and Blu) ideas abound as the focus turns from high-tech to business-intensive
News/News Feature - Posted 10 Feb 2009 By
Recently, studio executives acknowledged that falling DVD sales may be a reflection of shifts in how people watch films, even if the economy were not in recession
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Feb 2009
As more connected CE devices become available, In-Stat expects Blu-ray DVD players/ ecorders will lead CE network client growth
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2009
Market share for high-definition video will reach 73.8% by 2017, but video-on-demand will play an ever-increasing role in home entertainment over the long term
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2009
Latest Survey featured in the March Issue Finds that Newer Ways to Rent Videos Satisfy Readers More Than Most Video Stores Do
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2009
Debbie Galante Block | How is the increasing number of rental options--Blockbuster-type stores, Red Box, Netflix--affecting the movie-on-disc rental market, and the optical disc manufacturers who sell the discs? And has the infusion of Blu-ray stimulated rentals?
News/News Feature - Posted 02 Feb 2009
Joint efforts by the industry in Taiwan and Philips bring a healthy market for all players
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jan 2009
Debbie Galante Block | While CDSA and Media-Tech have been refocusing to incorporate changes in business, MESA’s goal is to expand the borders further
News/News Feature - Posted 22 Dec 2008 By
New research from media analyst Screen Digest finds that DVD and its successor Blu-ray Disc (BD) are set to remain the dominant force in home entertainment throughout the economic downturn and beyond
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Nov 2008
Across two half-day sessions, the conference will cover all aspects of BD creation and distribution for Europe, and will examine future directions, threats, and opportunities in content storage
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Nov 2008
Debbie Galante Block | Part of the appeal of 3D movies to Hollywood is that you can't just download and watch a torrent of a 3D movie. So that adds value to a 3D movie since there's no downloadable equivalent. On the other hand, as soon as the 3D film is on disc, it's open season for piracy once again.
News/News Feature - Posted 18 Nov 2008 By
Target will be responsible for paying royalties on its own store branded MPEG-2 products including digital TVs and DVD players sold under the name Trutech
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Oct 2008
Enforcement of the verdicts will require Odeon to cease its distribution of DVD video discs in Germany and to pay damages to the patent owners for past DVD video disc distribution in Germany. Odeon may appeal these verdicts
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Oct 2008
The world's first Qflix drive bundle--hardware by PLDS, software by Sonic, media by Ritek, movie site by CinemaNow, sales by Dell--does everything it should do, from simple-and-seamless download-to-burn of movies from the Qflix catalog to general-purpose DVD and CD burning. The selection of burn-ready CinemaNow movies is still quite limited, and the jury remains out on whether consumers will buy into Qflix's drive- and disc-specific restrictions, but there's no question the PLDS drive and Roxio Venue application are effectively holding up their end of the bargain.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 30 Sep 2008 By
Market for Blu-ray players and recorders will reach 5 million in 2008 with solid growth continuing if prices decline
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2008
Content Delivery and Storage Association (CDSA) and MEDIA-TECH Association (MTA) have announced that they are to join forces to provide a new industry event early next year
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2008
While Flexplay time-limited disposable discs debuted around 1999, market interest was limited. But after being purchased by the Convex Group in 2004, they looked at the product and the market again. Now they have a deal with the Hudson News retailer and are ready for the hard sell.
News/News Feature - Posted 16 Sep 2008 By
RealDVD Lets Consumers Save, Organize and Watch DVDs On Their PC and On The Go
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2008
Survey after survey predicts that Blu-ray will never be as big as DVD. As for mobile news, particularly on the music side, enthusiasm is high in the press. So where is the excitement for content providers?
News/News Feature - Posted 02 Sep 2008 By
Innovative "Floating" Player Lets Consumers Enjoy HD Content on Standard DVD Device SAN DIEGO & SEOUL, Korea
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Aug 2008
MainConcept Reference Will Now Enable Broadcasters and Video Professionals to Create DivX® Files Compatible with Wide Range of Consumer Electronics Devices IFA 2008
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Aug 2008
Mark Fritz | Rather than suffer the complications of downloading movies from a special and expensive set-top box, wouldn’t it be better if people could download movies through one of the common consumer devices, such as a DVD player or even the television itself? Some CE manufacturers have said yes and are already moving in this direction.
News/News Feature - Posted 26 Aug 2008 By
On big titles, the share of total sales being taken by BD has already hit 5-6% and by Q4 it is possible we’ll see a 10% or even 12% share for some of the really big hitters
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2008
XDE offers enhanced picture performance from standard DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2008
New DVD Rental Option Now Available in Airports across North America, Changing the Way Travelers Find Entertainment
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Aug 2008
Ad-supported professional video from major TV networks will become a strong revenue contributor by 2012
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2008
Many people say that when the movie download business really takes off it will be thanks to the simplicity offered by an emerging new breed of broadband-connected set-top boxes.
News/News Feature - Posted 06 Aug 2008
Home video generated $15.9 billion in sales and $8.2 billion in rentals in 2007
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jun 2008
Mark Fritz | Will Qflix fix the DVD download market? Is CSS crucial?
News/News Feature - Posted 20 Jun 2008
Debbie Galante Block | In the replication world, entertainment DVDs seem to be holding their own. CD losses are no worse than expected. And some replicators are slowly starting to invest in BD in the expectation of a decent long-term return. But what will the rest of the year and the holiday buying season bring?
News/News Feature - Posted 11 Jun 2008 By
New Online Video Stores Powered by HP
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2008
Player is simple to install, easy to use, and gives Netflix members instant access to more than 10,000 movies and TV episodes
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 May 2008
Few U.S. Adults are Likely to Purchase a Blu-ray Player within the Next Year
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2008
Debbie Galante Block | How accurate is the notion that consumers will have dispensed with optical disc and moved on to electronic distribution before Blu-ray establishes itself in the home movie market?
News/News Feature - Posted 09 May 2008
New releases and catalog titles will be available from 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, Image Entertainment and First Look Studios
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 May 2008
According to the complaint, Target offers in its retail stores a variety of products under its Trutech® house brand name, such as digital televisions and DVD players, that use patent protected MPEG-2 methods without having entered into licenses with the individual patent holders or a portfolio license that includes these patents offered by MPEG LA
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Apr 2008
Featuring maximum playback performance in supporting the latest high-definition video and audio formats, CyberLink PowerDVD 8 introduces new ways for consumers to enjoy movies beyond just watching
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2008
New Flagship Player Raises the Bar for Video and Sound Quality – Features Anchor Bay's latest VRS Technologies
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Mar 2008
According to the complaints, Alba offers in Germany products such as digital televisions, DVD players and set-top boxes that use patent protected MPEG-2 methods without having entered into licenses with the individual patent holders or a portfolio license that includes these patents offered by MPEG L
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2008
Dan Daley | Versatile Multilayer Disc has lower manufacturing costs versus BD and the late HD DVD thanks to its ability to get 30GB onto a red laser-read disc, but it's content-lite in a content-rich universe.
News/News Feature - Posted 29 Feb 2008 By
Agreement Follows Recent Redbox Announcement of Expansion to Majority of Wal-Mart Stores
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Feb 2008
"Internet Protocol (IP)-Enabled Consumer Electronics: Are we there yet?" analyzes the service providers, equipment vendors, content service offerings and technology in the multimedia-networked home
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Feb 2008
Optical Media Producer Delivers First DVD Disc Designed Specifically for Burn-On-Demand Production of Movies
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Feb 2008
Blu-ray takes center stage in 2008
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Feb 2008
Develops Range of Drives for Securely Recording Downloaded Entertainment
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2008
Online rental service will purchase only Blu-ray discs and will phase out by roughly year's end the alternative high-def format, HD DVD, developed by Toshiba
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2008
Beginning in early March, the leading consumer electronics retailer will prominently showcase Blu-ray hardware and software products in its Best Buy retail and online channels in the United States
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2008
Debbie Galante Block | Will high-def audio be a selling point for hi-def discs? Industry pundits say convenience will still trump quality where audio is concerned
News/News Feature - Posted 11 Feb 2008 By
Two companies are joining forces to develop a set-top box for consumers to stream movies and other programming from the Internet to HDTVs -- bypassing the need to use a personal computer
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jan 2008
Intellikey Labs Launches First-Ever Shopping Guide To Best Prepare Consumers During The Hi-Def DVD Shopping Season
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2007
Debbie Galante Block | Using "One-Time" technology developed by Clear-Vu, Checkpoint Systems, and Viva Magnetics, libraries have become successful early adopters for RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technologies for their DVD/CD holdings, and may help pave the way for retail to begin using RFID to increase security as well.
News/News Feature - Posted 12 Nov 2007 By
Recall involves 2 portable DVD/CD/MP3 player models: TF-DVD170 and TF-DVD176
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Nov 2007
Sonic to Administer Qflix Technology and IP Licensing Program for Secure DVD Recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Oct 2007
Direct connection to the Pioneer DVD-V8000 allows interaction with the DVD content or other video sources simply by touching the screen -- no need to access the player
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Sep 2007
Debbie Galante Block | Despite market confusion created by the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war, and consumer reluctance to embrace the formats, replicators say the summer sales doldrums are over and predict a reasonably strong fall.
News/News Feature - Posted 08 Sep 2007 By
Debbie Galante Block | For many consumers, gaming will be their first exposure to HD video delivered on disc. Will the gaming market drive one or both of the HD disc formats into the mainstream, just as the gaming market provided the widest and most appreciative adopters for surround sound?
News/News Feature - Posted 03 Aug 2007 By
Conference Registration is Now Open
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2007
Pioneered by One of the World's Leading Optical Scientists, New Technology to Enable Development of 5-10 TB Disk Drives with 100-500Mb/second Transfer Rates
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2007
TitleMatch DVD On-Demand service and Primera disc publishers provide a complete, turnkey solution to produce secure DVD titles at retail stores
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2007
Company will continue to offer HD DVD titles online and in select number of stores
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2007
Debbie Galante Block | With the holiday selling season five months away, manufacturers and retailers are already banking on high definition's promise for end-of-year sales. Will it just be HDTVs that sell, or will HD DVD and Blu-ray players begin to make their mark? Halfway through 2007, it's time to take a look at both formats' progress.
News/News Feature - Posted 11 Jun 2007 By
Brings Superior Quality HD Experience to Consumers, Faster Time to Market for OEMs
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2007
Warner Home Video Leads the High Definition Disc Market with Two of the Top-Selling HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc Titles
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2007
Citron's total liability to Toshiba for breach of the DVD6C Patent License Agreement exceeds US$35.7 million
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2007
UP5000 will fully support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats and their interactive technologies, HDi and BD-Java
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2007
Hugh Bennett | EMedialive announces updates to The Authoritative HD DVD FAQ in the following categories: VIII. Device Connections; IX. Industry Support, Prices, and Availability; XI. References, Suggested Reading, and Resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Apr 2007 By
Also Names AAV Regency Pty Ltd. and AAV Regency Management Pty Ltd.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Apr 2007
Hugh Bennett | Updates available in the following categories: Physical, Logical, and Application Specifications; Compatibility; Device Connections; Industry Support, Prices and Availability; and References, Suggested Readings, and Resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Apr 2007 By
Hugh Bennett | Some suggest the conflict between Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD can be resolved by simply offering devices compatible with both formats. I’m not so sure. It’s easy to paint a rosy picture of peaceful coexistence, but compromise comes at a price.
News/News Feature - Posted 03 Apr 2007 By
Major step towards NME's French expansion for which MCA Technology has been given exclusive distribution rights in addition to introducing NME to parts of other European territories where MCA has a strong footprint
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Mar 2007
Watch Internet-Delivered Movies, Movie Trailers, TV Shows, Music, Podcasts & Photos on Your Widescreen TV
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2007
...but still fall short of market potential, according to Screen Digest
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Mar 2007
Deal with PC Rush to bring HD Versatile Multilayer Disc (VMD) players to the U.S. market for the first time
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Feb 2007
OSTA to Manage EVERPLAY Specification for Interchange of Digital Photos, Video, and Related Audio Files Across a Broad Range of CE Devices
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Feb 2007
Hugh Bennett | Total Hi Def Disc (THD) is hardly the savior of Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD
News/News Feature - Posted 14 Feb 2007
Business powers online video web stores and provides content fulfillment services for retailers, just as HP’s Snapfish business powers online photo services for major retailers around the globe
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2007
New information on Total Hi Def Discs and more
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2007
Movies, TV Shows, Music & Photos on Your Big Screen TV
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2007
Corel’s InterVideo WinDVD 8 First Playback Software to Achieve AVCHD Certification
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2007
Sonic's Jim Taylor exlpains how the discs will combine the technology of physical discs with the Web 2.0 economics of digital distribution
News/News Feature - Posted 05 Jan 2007
Stephen F. Nathans | So far the new year has brought two major announcements, one I've been hoping to see for a long time--Adobe Production Studio for Mac--and another I've been hoping would never happen: the dreaded two-headed HD DVD/Blu-ray Combo player
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Jan 2007 By
Details to be provided at CES
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jan 2007
Debbie Galante Block | While those of us who work in or report on the optical disc business are usually knee-deep (or deeper) in the next-generation DVD hoopla, consumer awareness of the formats remains sketchy, and understanding of the differences between the two is generally pretty muddled. What do consumers need to know? And where do replicators stand?
News/News Feature - Posted 09 Dec 2006 By
Next 3 Years Forecasts for Recording Media Global Demand and Production
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Dec 2006
Sonic CinePlayer CE DVD Navigator Helps Deliver Ultimate Movie Viewing to New-Generation Gaming Console
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2006
Broadcom's advanced, integrated SoC provides the foundation for universal media players that support both Blu-ray and HD DVD optical discs in one platform
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Nov 2006
Debbie Galante Block | Most reports say holiday spending will be up this year, and increased sales that have been building since Q3 extend to consumer electronics and even optical media. So, why aren't replicators jumping for joy?
News/News Feature - Posted 07 Nov 2006 By
Top-selling Universal Video Player Brings Hollywood Theater Experience to Windows Vista
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 2006
ABT1018 Video-Scaling Chip Provides Resolutions up to 1080p
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Oct 2006
Company Brings Ease of Use, High-Definition Experience Into the Home
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Sep 2006
Company Brings Ease of Use, High-Definition Experience Into the Home
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Sep 2006
High-definition software player for new Intel Graphics Core with HD acceleration
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2006
Hugh Bennett | Justified as necessary protection in a free-for-all world, condemned as yet another shackle of capitalist oppression and circumvented at every turn, Regional Playback Control is now the latest problem for next-generation Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD.
News/News Feature - Posted 25 Sep 2006 By
inDplay users will receive special discounts on select CustomFlix DVD services such as DVD authoring, duplication, and inventory-free DVD on Demand services
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Sep 2006
Ed Wardyga | Here are a number of new products, websites, and tips that I just had to share with you.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 05 Sep 2006 By
Third-Generation Consoles Emerge as a Significant Channel for Digital Content Distribution
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2006
Roxio Venue to enable consumers to create protected DVDs of entertainment purchased from online service providers
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2006
Commercial vendors can create protected DVDs on kiosks and in small custom runs
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2006
Tim Siglin | This month we’ll look at mid-sized churches, those who have moved from an audio-only medium, through the “PowerPoint phase,” and are now embracing a level of technological sophistication to keep up with the expanding congregation size and their tastes.
News/News Feature - Posted 28 Jul 2006
Movielink licenses Sonic DVD-on-Demand technology to burn discs for playback on DVD players
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2006
I-O DATA AVeL LinkPlayer2 also connects to Sling Media’s Slingbox for remote viewing over the internet and includes free offer for high-definition titles from HDNet
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2006
Sonic AuthorScript provides easy and convenient way for millions of consumers to enjoy DivX content on-the-go or in the living room
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jun 2006
Panasonic integrates plasma HDTVs with Blu-ray technology to deliver home theater system
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2006
Audio/Video can be distributed to up to 13 rooms
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2006
KOCH download catalog includes hundreds of DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2006
Sony merges PMP and Walkman lines to create first DVD Walkman that supports DivX video
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2006
Sony merges PMP and Walkman lines to create first DVD Walkman that supports DivX video
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2006
Firewall and The Perfect Storm also debut on HD DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2006
Blazing Saddles and The Fugitive to debut May 23
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 May 2006
Specs for AVCHD format now available
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 May 2006
Specs for AVCHD format now available
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 May 2006
Geoff Daily | Movielink and CinemaNow recently announced programs that enable consumers to purchase and download movies online. Until DRM issues are resolved, however, these are but small steps toward the holy grail of download-once, play-anywhere content delivery .
News/News Feature - Posted 24 Apr 2006 By
Brings dynamic entertainment experiences to consumers via set-top devices and desktop PCs
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Feb 2006
Anthony Burokas | What is the final hurdle for HD production of special events? Is it the cameras? Editing tools? authoring tools? Or delivery medium? We'll go through each of these and find out the real hurdle that event video producers must overcome to move to HD this year.
News/News Feature - Posted 27 Jan 2006 By
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
HD DVDPG Conference Presentation Highlights Firms' Success in Delivering High-definition Interactive Entertainment Solutions
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2005
Pure Digital Cameras Available at CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid and Other Major U.S. Retailers
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 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
Licensing arrangement reopens door to consumer electronic integration
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2005
12 Columnists and Contributing Editors choose 17 essential products for videographers released in 2005
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2005
Consumers can buy brand-new iPods pre-loaded with the DVDs of their choice
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2005
Billions at stake for home media dominance
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2005
DVD player compatible with today's best-quality and most popular multimedia formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Nov 2005
Wireless TV, high-fidelity stereo, and 480p/576p component video capture highlight the new applications
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Nov 2005
Study shows impact of audio quality on consumers' home theater purchases
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Nov 2005
Debbie Galante Block | For years I've echoed the words of Video Transfer’s Karl Renwanz, “There will always be physical media as long as there is Christmas.” But this year, is there reason to doubt it?
News/News Feature - Posted 01 Nov 2005 By
CEA, EICTA and JEITA Propose Principles for Reform of Global Levies on High-tech Products
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2005
3D coming to set-top box
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Oct 2005
New DVDMan plays DVD movies, television, CD/MP3, pictures and video games
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Oct 2005
Offers integrated suite of media applications
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Oct 2005
Advanced HD DVD authoring, burning, and playback solutions enabled
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Oct 2005
Dell and HP announce support for Blu-Ray disc format
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2005
Studio decides to support both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2005
New DivX Media Format enables highly compressed video files with advanced, interactive features
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2005
Showcases Blu-ray Creation and Playback at IFA IFA 2005, Berlin
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Sep 2005
Records two-hour DVD in 20 minutes
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2005
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 01 Sep 2005 - March 2005 By ,
Feature 8X DVD+R Double Layer Recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2005
Easy-to-Use Living Room Component uses Linux to Bring Personal Video Recording, On-Demand Media, DVD/CD Burning, Photo & Music Management, Internet, and more to the TV
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2005
Features built-in DVD player and integrated speakers for instant, big-screen home entertainment
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2005
One percent decline to $19.8 billion expected in 2005 despite unit sale growth
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jun 2005
Research and Markets report includes analysis of “Next Generation” players and recorders
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jun 2005
"Top-selling universal video player brings the Hollywood theater experience to desktop and laptop PCs"
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jun 2005
Free download creates a preview in seconds and offers style choices
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2005
Number one worldwide in CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW volume
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Jun 2005
Xbox 360 will use InterVideo’s WinDVD playback engine
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 May 2005
Allows users of any experience level to become more proficient
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 May 2005
New coating designed for use with direct-to-DVD camcorders
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 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 burners come bundled with Nero DVD authoring software
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2005
Company implements playback and burning protection
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2005
New recorder can hold 40 hours of digital video
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2005
Disk offers 23.3GB capacity and 72Mbps transfer rate
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 May 2005
Disk offers 23.3GB capacity and 72Mbps transfer rate
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 May 2005
DualDiscs contain separate audio and DVD sides
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 May 2005
Player can display JPEG images and MP3 formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Apr 2005
Efforts afoot to develop a common format for high-density/high-definition DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2005
New DVD chips combine Nero Digital and MediaTek solutions
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2005
Companies join seven other DVD technology developers
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2005
Manual duplicator records ten full DVDs in under seven minutes
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2005
Transaction valued at $3.4 billion
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2005
News/News Feature - Posted 18 Apr 2005 By
New facility focuses on authoring and duplication
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2005
DVD offers real-world scenarios for users
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2005
asknet platform offers fraud prevention and access to joint promotional opportunities
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Mar 2005
HD-DVD and Blu-ray both succeed, researcher predicts
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Mar 2005
Writes DVD-9 titles to DVD+R DL
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2005
Xoro DVD players are MPEG-4 compliant
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2005
RIDATA 8X discs may now carry the DVD+RW logo
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 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
Gives DVD6C licensees more licensing and reduced royalty rates on some products
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 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
Software comes on Toshiba’s Satellite M45 Series Notebooks
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2005
Compact USB Video Capture Device
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2005
Software Designed to Combat DVD Piracy
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2005
Sizeable percentages of rippers okay with some restrictions
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2005
Dexxon now distributes Primera’s CD / DVD duplication and printing products
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Feb 2005
Application converts digital content from flash cards to DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Feb 2005
Solution enables users to burn photo stories onto DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Feb 2005
New disc drive designed for consumer market
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Feb 2005
Businesses can convert complete Web sites into DVD format
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2005
Apogees’s DDX Controller licensed by Zoran
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2005
PRV-9200 conducive for a wide range of applications
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Feb 2005
Exclusive partnership with Film Baby provides new online outlet for indie filmmakers
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Feb 2005
New line includes the T3958, which offers a DL DVD± multi-format drive
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jan 2005
Stores standard-def DVD data on one side, HD-DVD data on other
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2005
“Widespread adoption of recordable DVD highlights maturation of the industry,” according to RDVDC
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2005
China-based company offers new solution in U.S. market under Aspire Digital brand for under $199
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
Discs to be two sided DVD/CD
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 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
DVD Workshop 2 SE DVD authoring software bundled with VelocityHD NLE
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Oct 2004
Sony's DVDirect is a groundbreaking product that—if it performs as advertised—sets a startling new standard for versatility in a DVD burner.
News/News Feature - Posted 12 Oct 2004 - December 2004 By
Association chooses Blu-ray Disc as official format for high-definition optical discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2004
Design specs on hard and software apply to several major manufacturers
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Oct 2004
Digital Excellence LLC becomes an authorized reseller of HexaLock CD-ROM copy protection technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Sep 2004
Dolby Digital Plus, MLP Lossless, and Dolby Digital Selected as standard for audio formatting
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Sep 2004
The two codecs accomplish compression and decompression with little or not visible loss of image quality.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2004
Sci-fi action DVD includes “Guerrilla Film School on Disk,” which offers 26 filmmaking lessons and more than 4.5 hours of real-world advice on how to make an indie film.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2004
SANYO will develop next-generation DVD players and recorders using the HD-DVD standard
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Aug 2004
Integrated Intel IPP 4 Technology Improves MPEG-2 Decoding Speed By 30%
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Aug 2004
New D824 DVD-RAM-based multitrack recorder provides 8-track audio recording to standard-size DVD-RAM discs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Aug 2004
Manufacturer adds the 16X DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer, Dual DVD-Recorder to its data storage product line
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Aug 2004
Ulead incorporates double-layer DVD support across video editing and DVD creation product lines
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2004
CyberLink's 10-foot DVD Burning Solution is Now Available Online as a Plug-in for PowerCinema 3
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2004
Sony's seventh-generation DVD Burners boast six-minute burn time
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2004
Conrexx Technology B.V., is the first manufacturer to ship DVD 16X media into Europe
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2004
Volume shipments begin this month
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2004
16X Write Speeds for DVD±R, Double Layer Technology Allows up to Twice as Much Storage Capacity
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Aug 2004
CyberLink SVRT II Now Supports Dolby Digital Audio Coding (AC-3)
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Aug 2004
TouchStand Adds Altitunes and Value Music to Its Retail Distribution Roster
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Aug 2004
Products promise rights holders “complete control of content across all media and all platforms”
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Aug 2004
JVC's DR-MX1 integrates the capabilities of a DVD recorder, VCR, and hard disk drive (HDD) recorder
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Aug 2004
Nero Digital, by contrast, is making a bee line for the living room, and as-yet-unreleased CE devices will sport the Nero Digital logo and embed the Nero MPEG-4 decoder
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Aug 2004 By
MediaWiz HD networked multimedia player enables TV output of both video and photo content stored on a PC
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2004
Geoff Daily|While we're still a year away from seeing any products on the shelves, the DVD Forum has laid another cornerstone for its next-generation blue-laser HD-DVD format by selecting the H.264 Advanced Video Codec (AVC) for encoding video that will be delivered on the new discs.
News/News Feature - Posted 02 Aug 2004 - August 2004 By
Both reference designs include a development board, bill of materials, schematics, operating system software, video and audio codecs, board support package, and technical support.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jul 2004
Offers support for dual-layer DVD burning, two-pass MPEG-2 encoding, and new menu design options
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2004
HD-DVD format in readiness for the commercial release of HD-DVD hardware within the next year
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
New Iomega Super DVD 12X Dual-Format USB 2.0 drive reaches 8.5 GB capacity milestone
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2004
Panasonic SW-9572-C Multi Drive Continues to Gain Strength with New Back-up and Storage Software Customer Applications
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2004
New HDMI chip enables high-definition display of standard definition video content and digital photos on HDTV
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2004
PowerDVD player and application grants legitimate commercial DVD access to Linux users in most markets.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2004
New Features in DivX 5.2 Enable 300% Faster Encoding Speed
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jul 2004
CyberLink Power2Go 3 and PowerProducer 2 Gold Kick Off 16X Support
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jul 2004
PowerProducer 2 Gold enables users to turn movies and photos into DVDs or CDs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2004
New plug-in ready for use with Canopus DVStorm2 HW/SW NLE
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2004
Twice the storage capacity of DVD recordable discs with the new double-layer DVD internal drive.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2004
Compatible with the latest Full-Color, Edge-To-Edge Printers/Duplicators and Autoloaders
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2004
ShowBiz DVD 2, DVD/CD Maker, and DVD SlideShow all capable of recording up to four hours of DVD-quality video
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2004
ArchivMedia does not require a DVD burner or player to make sensitive laser power adjustments for recording or playback.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2004
Learning tools with an expanded range of topics by 3D industry
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2004
With a brand-new interface, batch processing, output to major formats, and both high-definition and H.264 capability, the new Squeeze 4 Compression Suite marks Sorenson’s latest attempt to go after users who want a compression tool that doesn’t bind them to a single codec.
News/News Feature - Posted 02 Jul 2004 - August 2004 By
Completes Phase I of patent applications to including features to protect, enhance, and manage content on commercial DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jun 2004
Zenith Combination VCR/DVD Recorder allows consumers to retain their investment in VHS tapes and begin to store and view digital content
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jun 2004
Double-layer discs offer about two hours more than a single-layer DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jun 2004
Offers up to 225 hours of standard definition video recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2004
Broadcast music, movies, and photos stored on your PC to your networked DVD players
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2004
The new Indi DVD Multiformat burners record DVD+R media at 12X speed and DVD-R media at 8X speed
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2004
With InterVideo WinDVD Creator 2 and an HP Pavilion PC equipped with a DVD burner, home and home office users can capture, edit, author, and burn DVDs or VCDs using a single, integrated interface.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2004
A high-fidelity headphone driver that completes an entire audio signal chain for super-audio compact disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jun 2004
Software creates virtual surround sound and sub-woofer experience from just two ordinary speakers or headphones, clarifies dialog/music.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jun 2004
This reloaded version of Nero 6 Ultra Edition offers all of its applications along with unlimited MP3, unlimited MPEG-4, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround and Dolby 2 channel encoding, Double Layer recording, and the all-new Nero PhotoShow Express.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jun 2004
Primera Technology Inc announced new bundles and pricing for its line of CD/DVD printer/duplicator products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jun 2004
Combines the latest in high-definition audio and video technologies with smooth motion playback and new just-for-fun features
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jun 2004
Covers essential lighting theory, DVcreators.net's Four-Point Lighting Method, and tips on lighting for greenscreen and daylight shots.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jun 2004
Agreements Enable Development of New Class of Integrated Circuits
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jun 2004
New drive suits users seeking faster burning performance at an attractive price
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jun 2004
In the first upgrade since 2002, Sonic delivers advanced control over DVD playback and appearance, customizable menu creation, and both play-first and end-action control.
News/News Feature - Posted 07 Jun 2004 - July 2004 By
Can connect almost any drive interface with any storage device
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2004
Companies mark significant advancement in effort to deliver the industry's fastest enterprise storage interface.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2004
Highly integrated set-top device combines, TV, Email, Web Surfing, Karaoke, and DVD/CD/MP3/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Playback; local and networked file storage supported
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2004
Complete range of advanced software solutions for safeguarding, organizing and sharing data, music, video, photos
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 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
LTM-4DV four-channel DV transcoder features four separate DV media converters and a quad-splitter output in one 2RU rack cabinet
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2004
Comprehensive reference guide answers basic questions about DVD recording formats in straightforward language
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2004
Signature Z6 delivers first six-color printing solution in a professional-level CD/DVD printer.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2004
New LaCie DL DVD+/-RW drive with Toast 6 Titanium delivers comprehensive Mac double-layer burning solution
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 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
Award-winning photo software includes new features, access to an integrated DVDs service and even easier to use interface
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 May 2004
The study focused on the two different drive-based defect management methods--slipping and linear replacement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 May 2004
PC/CE convergence technology provides near instant access and remote control for watching TV and listening to music
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 May 2004
The DVD/CD Disc Repair Plus restores damaged discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 May 2004
First Software to Automatically Tag Streaming Music with Artist and Song
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2004
A tool for DVD video picture quality for DVD authors and professional compressionists
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2004
100% Polypropylene Disc Pages Are an Affordable, Safe Solution
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2004
Pure Software Solutions Futureproof the PC Listening Experience
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2004
In Patent and Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2004
Universal DVD In-Car Viewing Case
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 May 2004
New FX background library for DV editors
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 May 2004
Engine will add DVD formatting and burning to future versions of Windows
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 May 2004
New player will stream RealNetworks' Rhapsody online music service
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 May 2004
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
2004 was the year of HD at NAB, even though the conference arguably straddles four worlds—broadcast, filmmaking, streaming, and commercial videography—of which the first two are just approaching an HD era and the latter two aren’t even close.
News/News Feature - Posted 04 May 2004 - June 2004 By
Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act endorsed by major industry players
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2004
Worldwide optical disk device market has gone through drastic changes since 2001.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Apr 2004
Noise reduction and surround sound pioneer has announced Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, which is designed to let software developers integrate 5.1 surround capability into consumer-level authoring tools.
News/News Feature - Posted 30 Apr 2004 - May 2004 By
Now available via update for retail customers
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2004
Industry's First 23GB Blue Laser Media
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2004
Demonstrates DivX-certified DVD players, HD playback, and DivX encoding software
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2004
“Unique installations” surpass 22 Million, according to CENTRIS Research
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2004
Announces HD support in Xpress Pro
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2004
Adds Support for 3x DVD-RAM, 4x DVD-R
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2004
A next-generation WebDVD application
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2004
Encoder 3.0, eDVD3, DVD Producer 4.5, and DVD Producer-WMV HD edition
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Apr 2004
Copies up to 4 hours of video onto a single 8.5GB Double Layer disc.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Apr 2004
Replicators are looking for opportunities. Content providers are looking for security. Digital printing marries the two.
Column/Glass Houses - Posted 12 Apr 2004 - April 2004 By
For the first time in ages, it appears that all of the record labels might be playing on the same court, no pun intended. The Big Five of the recording industry released DualDisc titles in test markets in early February. But was it their product to release? Dieter Dierks, CEO and founder of Germany-based DVD Plus International, says no.
News/News Feature - Posted 12 Apr 2004 - April 2004 By
Embattled software firm 321 Studios got slammed from both coasts in late February, with U.S. district court judges in California and New York ruling that the St. Louis company had to stop producing and marketing its DVD X Copy software. Next stop: the same court that shut down Napster.
News/News Feature - Posted 12 Apr 2004 - April 2004 By
Never has a consumer product in the digital media space packed so much power and versatility and made it so easy to get to. For application triage, Creator 7 has no peer. With the exception of the (still) disappointingly limited DVD Builder, they are all fine tools, and there are logical (and usually multiple) ways to navigate between them. What’s more, it’s got a mind-boggling price: it’s hard to argue with a suite jam-packed with top-notch apps for $99.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 12 Apr 2004 - April 2004 By
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
Marla Misek | Mentura, a Santa Rosa, California-based educational DVD consolidator and rental service provider, gives customers access to 30,000 copies of more than 3,000 educational, edutainment, and family-themed titles.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 12 Apr 2004 - April 2004 By
CyberLink Power2Go and PowerProducer 2 Gold support DVD+R9 Double-Layer recording.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Apr 2004
Features, functions, and applications fueling recordable DVD growth.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2004
World’s first all-in-one DVD+R DL software suite
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2004
Next step in the Second Circuit case will be a hearing on a motion for stay on April 13.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 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
ImageEncoder formatter designed to be easily upgradeable.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2004
Applies Hollywood-proven technology to dual-layer DVD creation
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2004
by Geoff Daily
News/News Feature - Posted 26 Mar 2004 - April 2004 By
A complete suite of CD and DVD tools
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2004
Transforms any music collection into surround-sound experience
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2004
New discs provide greater durability and protection than standard DVD media
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2004
Enables 8X DVD-R writing speeds, 24X CD-R and CD-RW recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2004
Features Cirrus Logic chipsets, software
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Mar 2004
First ever UDF 2.5 packet-writing software implementation
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Mar 2004
Ahead Software adds AVC/H264 and MPEG-4 high quality Parametric Audio Coding
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Mar 2004
Allows Hauppauge users to record and video TV shows in DivX on PC and TV
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Mar 2004
From May 25-27, visitors will see production lines in action
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Mar 2004
Offers full playback of all versions of DivX video
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Mar 2004
Internal DVD+/-R/RW drive bridges gap between leading DVD recordable standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2004
A standalone DVD/CD player with embedded ClearVideo decoder
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2004
FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces; requires no external power supply
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2004
Stephen F. Nathans | The movie industry's assault on 321 Studios is outrageous entertainment-biz dirty pool, and I applaud 321 for fighting back. I only wish I would have applauded them louder and sooner.
News/News Feature - Posted 09 Mar 2004 - April 2004 By
Play DVD-Audio discs on your PC
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2004
Doubles capacity to 8.5GB
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2004
Series combines set-top box, PC, audio player, media storage device, and telephone
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Mar 2004
Column/The Editor's Spin - Posted 04 Mar 2004 - March 2004 By
Announcements about 8X media are everywhere. Too bad the discs are still so hard to find.
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Mar 2004 By
Philip De Lancie | Major manufacturers have agreed on an HDV standard, and camcorders are shipping from JVC. But what do early adopters have to say about their initial real-world exposure to hi-def’s new prosumer option?
Editorial/Feature - Posted 03 Mar 2004 - March 2004 By
Colleen Kelly | Part of what makes today’s consumer-friendly DVD authoring tools so accessible is their success in shielding users from encoding and other techie tasks. But while ignorance may be bliss, aspiring DVD authors can’t do competent commercial work without a working understanding of the encoding process. What’s really happening behind the scenes, and what do you need to know about encoding to produce top-quality results?
Editorial/Feature - Posted 03 Mar 2004 - March 2004 By
Wins multi-year DVD and VHS manufacturing and distribution contract
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 2004
Company urges consumers to fight "fair use paradox"
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 2004
Plays video files downloaded in DivX format, plus standard media
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 2004
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 01 Mar 2004 - March 2004 By
Addresses the unique requirements of space-constrained server and storage systems
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Feb 2004
Users will now need to obtain a separate descrambler
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Feb 2004
Seventh-generation COACH chip at PMA
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Feb 2004
Lets customers place short-run DVD duplication orders online
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Feb 2004
Will integrate Web-enabled capability with CinePlayer, DVD Producer, and Scenarist
News/News Feature - Posted 20 Feb 2004 - April 2004 By
Column/Case Study - Posted 19 Feb 2004 - February 2004 By
New suite features friendlier design, plus full versions of VideoWave and PhotoSuite
News/News Feature - Posted 19 Feb 2004 - March 2004 By
Philip De Lancie | The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences brings the evaluation process for sound nominations into the age of DVD.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 19 Feb 2004 - February 2004 By
InterActual Add-on Pack available for $19.95
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Feb 2004
Slideshow CD/DVDs promised in “3 Easy Steps”
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Feb 2004
Filings rebuff preliminary injunction motion
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Feb 2004
Delivers TV, VCR, camcorder, DVD recorder/player to PCs, laptops
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Feb 2004
DVDXCOPY's built-in piracy prevention measures prove up to snuff
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Feb 2004
Acquires Web-connected DVD creation and playback technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2004
by Debbie Galante Block
News/News Feature - Posted 06 Feb 2004
by Jeff Sauer
Column/The Moving Picture - Posted 30 Jan 2004 - March 2004 By
DMN-8650 enables faster-than-real-time DV to MPEG transcoding
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2004
Products include 80-hour and 250-hour models
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jan 2004
Uses XVD codec to put two hours of video on standard CD-R
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jan 2004
What’s the Next Big Thing? You'll find the answer at CES. Which gives us the answer to another question: Who’s driving this bus?
News/News Feature - Posted 16 Jan 2004 - February 2004 By
HD DVD for MCPC playback
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2004
Alleges DMCA violation
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2004
LSI, YesVideo partner on home recorder-based custom DVD creation
News/News Feature - Posted 08 Jan 2004 - February 2004 By
Dual-layer recordables to ship in spring
News/News Feature - Posted 08 Jan 2004 - February 2004 By
Column/The Editor's Spin - Posted 31 Dec 2003 - January 2004 By
Stores and serves entire movie collection on hard drives
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2003
SP8052 PDIC features 6ns settling times and 12ns saturation recovery
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2003
Holds up to 440 movies
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2003
Available December 30
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2003
Includes Philips MPEG-2 codec
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2003
For WindDVD Gold 5 and Platinum 5
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2003
Drag-and-drop slideshow creation
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2003
Toshiba selects Maxtor HDDs for Multi-drive DVD set-tops
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2003
New features include DV tape output, multiple subtitles
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
The makers of DVD X Copy software are offering a $20 DVD burner as they continue to fight the courts and U.S. Copyright Office, which say the product violates the DMCA.
News/News Feature - Posted 05 Dec 2003 - January 2004 By
Academy Award-winning cinematographer to deliver keynote
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Dec 2003
Autochanger offering 1.6TB capacity also available
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Dec 2003
Fastest recording time achieved in test environment
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2003
Offers real-time MPEG-2 encoding and preview
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
For new entrants into the NLE market, a relatively unknown vendor is just as likely to get their business as a market mainstay, which means a product like Magix’ Movie Edit Pro 2004 can sink or swim on its own merits—which, incidentally, are legion.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 21 Nov 2003 - December 2003 By
Track will focus on church and ministry production
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Nov 2003
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
Mediaplex-20 encodes ASP and H.264 out of same chassis.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Nov 2003
Plasma Monitors and MPEG-4 Compatible DVD Player Among Offerings
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Nov 2003
A Lite-On DVD/CD burner for just $20 to all who purchase DVD X Copy Platinum plus any other 321 title.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2003
The DVR-A07 writes DVD-R at 8X and DVD-RW and +RW at up to 4X.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2003
Roxio's digital media software suite comes bundled with every Dual-X DVD Recorder.
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
The software is incorporated with Pioneer's DVR-57H and DVR-810H-S DVD Recorders with TiVo service
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2003
Column/The Moving Picture - Posted 01 Nov 2003 - November 2003 By
Have movie theaters been strong-armed into going digital? Our intrepid reporter attempts to find out.
Column/Case Study - Posted 01 Nov 2003 - November 2003 By
David Peck's Reelin in the Years Productions set its standards high for their DVD collection of performances from the early 1960s American Folk Blues Festival. The result? A goldmine for blues fans.
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Nero will integrate the new Nero Digital MPEG-4 video and audio codec's into Nero Recode.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 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
The next MacWorld in San Francisco will feature an expanded Power Tools Conference program.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2003
The full-version upgrade successor to Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Photoshop CS removes the guesswork for film and video professionals designing sequences for DVD, video and film.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2003
321 Studios vowed to appeal the ruling by United States Librarian of Congress to prohibit users from backing up content-protected DVDs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2003
By incorporating Sonic AuthorScript, Microsoft adds a new feature called Plus! Photo Story 2, which enables users to create photo story slideshows.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2003
What’s involved in the capture, digitization, and editing of analog video with popular hardware and software, and how and why does it differ from working with digital video source material? And what do you, as a non-linear editor, need to know to master tape?
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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.
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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.
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To date, DVD authoring has reared and dipped like a virtual carousel ride, and picked up all sorts of new riders, from experts to ingenues. But in the emerging matrix of authoring tools, can every new rider find a mount to match?
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Synopsis: Pinnacle makes several aggressive claims for its Pro-ONE professional video editing and authoring system, including “true” real-time 3D effects and a broader effects palette than its competition. The card does indeed deliver real-time 3D processing works fine with anti-aliasing off; the generous effects package does indeed deliver outstanding customization options. The bundle also includes the newly upgraded DVTools for tape scanning and batch capture and several Pinnacle utilities. At press time, the product lacked Windows 2000 and XP support, but Pinnacle has promised to remedy that before this review hits the streets.
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Apple Debuts DVD Strategy
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Synopsis: Adobe’s Premiere has long been the flagship of desktop video editing programs. As PCs grow in computing power, Premiere adds features that improve its usefulness. The current version 6 remains the premier desktop editing tool, offering improved DV (digital video) capture and output and better editing tools, including an Audio Mixer, a Storyboard, enhanced effects, and export plug-ins for one-step Web output.
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Rarely is a DVD considered in the making of a film, much less conceived in concert. With Final Fantasy, Square Pictures brought in DVD developers Zuma Digital mid-production, and what they created may change not only how DVD is done—but what we now know it can do.
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When the 21st Century Gulliver awakens under a blanket of barriers to great DVD menu design, how can he move from mere cleverness to a user-centered approach, usable wherever DVDs are played?
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