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In the endless parade of "me too" products, it’s always a joy to encounter something different and even more satisfying when that something scratches a nagging itch. Such is the case with the latest Blu-ray Disc (BD) offering--an EMedialive Editor's Choice winner--from DIGISTOR (a division of Sunland International).
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 14 Oct 2009 By
BluFocus continues to expand its comprehensive list of service offerings to the Home Entertainment Industry
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Oct 2009
This patented technology generally relates to the enhancement of digital video images and has applications in a wide variety of consumer electronics products, such as TV’s, DVD/Blu-ray players, game consoles, smart phones and cameras, in reducing artifacts created during digital video encoding
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2009
According to the complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Haier offers products in the United States, such as digital television sets, without having entered into licenses with the individual patent holders or portfolio licenses offered by MPEG LA
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
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
Marvell releases a benchmarking tool to evaluate video processing capabilities of an HD video system
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2009
On the 13th of July 2009 Philips ended its legal disputes with regard to recordable and rewritable optical discs with Imation and Moser Baer in two separate settlements
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2009
California technology company defends American innovation against a complaint filed by industry association; cites eco-friendly technology to meet consumer demand
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jul 2009
New MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License that will provide uninterrupted coverage for the life of the MPEG-2 essential patents at reduced royalty rates beginning January 1, 2010
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2009
Zoran has entered into a new DTS license agreement for DTS technologies required for both DVD-Video and Blu-ray products, including DTS-HD Master Audio
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2009
Debbie Galante Block | IDMA presses AACS LA for licensing fee relief and multiple tiers for non-Hollywood producers to stimulate Blu-ray publishing market
News/News Feature - Posted 28 May 2009
Association administers its global standards and certification processes for the Content Protection and Security and Digital Download Security Standards, and for the Copyright and Licensing Verification Standards and Procedures
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 May 2009
According to complaint, Apex Digital failed to report its manufacture or sale of products such as DVD players, televisions and DTV converter boxes that use the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard, and failing to make payments for its manufacture or sale of such products
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 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
MPEG LA seeks, among other things, monetary damages and an accounting of all products manufactured, used, sold or otherwise disposed of by Expedia Media that are subject to the MPEG-2 Contract
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Apr 2009
Comprised of ImageAnalysis BD, ImageCopy BD, and ImageVerify BD
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Apr 2009
Up to 118 Copies at Once, No Computer Needed
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Mar 2009
OM&T B.V., a Dutch subsidiary of Moser Baer India Ltd, will combine the supply of the Philips CD and DVD test discs alongside its own test discs offering a comprehensive range of specialized test- and calibration discs, to serve a large number of customers in the optical disc field
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Mar 2009
Two New Computer DVD/CD Writers with QFlix Technology are First Models Available at Retail Stores
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2009
* Patents for Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and CD formats covered in one license for Blu-ray Disc products * One-stop-shop license enables discounted royalty rates for Blu-ray Disc™ products * New license company single point of contact for licensees
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Feb 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
Changes conform License coverage with revisions to the AVC/H.264 Standard
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2009
First 3D format to be recognized by a standards organization for the distribution of 3D content in the consumer market
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jan 2009
Joint efforts by the industry in Taiwan and Philips bring a healthy market for all players
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jan 2009
Joint efforts by the industry in Taiwan and Philips bring a healthy market for all players
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jan 2009
With this development, the AAC joint patent licensing program (also known as a patent pool) better reflects the nature of the AAC family of audio technologies
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2009
Several companies that license their essential MPEG-2 patents through MPEG LA will withdraw patent enforcement actions pending before the District Court Düsseldorf, Germany
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Dec 2008
Decision maintains the rate for audiocassettes at 24¢, and increases the rate for all CDs to 29¢
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Dec 2008
Blu-ray QC Specialist Has Already Delivered Four BD-Live Titles
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2008
Several companies that license their essential MPEG-2 patents through MPEG LA will withdraw a patent enforcement action pending before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Dec 2008
In today's ruling, the appeals court agreed with the district court "that Qualcomm intentionally organized a plan to shield its patents from consideration by the JVT, intending to later obtain royalties from H.264-compliant products."
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Dec 2008
MBI media has been accepted by the BDA as a test disc to check the performance of BD-R 1x-6x media in various BD drives being manufactured globally
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Nov 2008
Certain Patent Claims By Funai Electric Co. Initially Found to Be Invalid, While the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Has Initially Found All the Claims to Be Invalid
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2008
Completed Specification Marks Beginning of SuperSpeed USB Product Development SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2008
Beginning with "Death Race" Universal Studios Home Entertainment will include D-BOX motion code on selected High Definition Blu-ray releases
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Nov 2008
Several companies that license their essential MPEG-2 patents through MPEG LA withdrew a patent enforcement action pending before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Nov 2008
Applies to the families of compact disc (CD), digital versatile disc (DVD), high definition digital versatile disc (HD DVD), Blu-ray disc (BD), and any hybrids of these families, as well as each type of disc within a family
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 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
Hugh Bennett | With its slew of legal agreements, upfront charges, recurring fees, and other imperatives, BD replication is a time-consuming, expensive, and all-around frustrating proposition for small- and medium-sized publishers. Here is how it all breaks down.
News/News Feature - Posted 07 Oct 2008 By
Content verification system for VC-1, MPEG-4/AVC/H.264, and MPEG-2 streams includes format compliance checks for Blu-ray, DVD and CableLabs formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2008
Player will be launched in the European market in October
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2008
DVB-T patent pool offers access to patents determined to be essential for implementing DVB-T, the terrestrial digital television broadcast standard
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Aug 2008
Joint Video Team Standards Committee To Be Honored With Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for the Development of the High Profile for H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2008
Philips Veeza-system was introduced in 2006 to help the CD-R industry combat unfair competition from trade in unlicensed CD-R discs. Worldwide 18 companies have signed the Veeza Agreement
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jul 2008
Geoff Daily | Nothing's more important to new formats than making sure they'll work once they get into the hands of consumers. And the same holds even more true for Blu-ray Disc, which not only wants to revolutionize HD distribution but also what interactive experiences can mean in the living room. Here's a look into why verification is now mandatory for authors preparing discs for replication, why it's important, and how it gets done.
News/News Feature - Posted 15 Jul 2008 By
Achieves Major Step Toward Adoption by the Blu-ray Disc Format
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jul 2008
CESI Technology’s joining BDA as a Contributor member and their establishment of the Test Center indicates the strong momentum building for the Blu-ray Disc format in China
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jul 2008
Hugh Bennett | When working with Blu-ray, the need to enter into and comply with various license agreements differs depending upon the circumstance. Since most videographers and duplicators deal in single or (at most) a few hundred discs at a time, the author of EMedialive's Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ will address licensing issues that pertain to situations where BD content is distributed on writable rather than pressed discs.
News/News Feature - Posted 26 Jun 2008 By
Mark Fritz | Will Qflix fix the DVD download market? Is CSS crucial?
News/News Feature - Posted 20 Jun 2008
A group of electronics brand competitors contend that VIZIO has infringed on their patents for MPEG-2 video compression; VIZIO is confident that the lawsuit will not materially impact its business
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 2008
Opportunity to acquire patents bearing on some of the most popular multimedia technologies and services worldwide
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 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
The seven DVD disc manufacturers include CDA Datenträger Albrechts GmbH of Germany, East European Authoring and Encoding Centre Ltd. of Bulgaria, GEMA OD S.A. of Spain, GZ Digital Media a.s. of the Czech Republic, MAF Diskettes SrL of Italy, Megaus Sp. z.o.o. of Poland, and The Video Duplicating Co. Ltd. (VDC) of the United Kingdom
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Mar 2008
Media-Tech North American Conference is Disc Industry’s First Post-War Conclave
News/News Feature - Posted 07 Mar 2008 By
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
Several leading companies and a university have filed separate patent enforcement actions in District Court Dusseldorf, Germany against Amino Communications Limited for infringing patents essential to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard used worldwide in digital television broadcasting and DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Feb 2008
Launches state-of-the-art Blu-ray testing solution designed specifically to analyze the complexities of this emerging home entertainment media
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 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
3X-DVD memory capacity of up to 9 GB makes it highly interesting for HD short movies, HD movie trailers or corporate presentations of HD quality
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2008
DVD6C has revised its worldwide patent licensing program beginning on and after January 1, 2008, including offering a new license agreement which offers reduced royalty rates on certain products and additional licensing options
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2008
High Density Read-Only Disc Optional and Physical Specifications Included
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jan 2008
DVD Forum has approved the DaTARIUS headquarters as the first European Class-A Verification Laboratory for HD DVD-Video disc and HD DVD-ROM disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Nov 2007
Rate to drop from USD 0.045 per disc to USD 0.025 per disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2007
MPEG LA seeks, among other things, declaratory, injunctive and other equitable relief
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 2007
PUSHHD has decided to have all of its future check discs tested by AudioDev's TestCenter in Agoura Hills, CA to ensure the discs' playability and compatibility, as well as to ensure the discs' specifications are within the guidelines of industry standards
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Oct 2007
Conforming to Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format Ver.1.2; Developing Technology for Recordable Blu-ray Discs with Metal Nitride Film; Capable of Multiple-Layered, High Speed Recording
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Oct 2007
Initial Group of 16 Makes Progress in Effort to Create Joint Patent License
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2007
Lawsuit alleges Breach of MPEG-2 and 1394 License Agreements
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2007
Nexis DVD/CD Publisher, Autoprinter, and Xi 440 single disc printer are manufactured with RoHS-compliant processes and RoHS compliant components
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Sep 2007
Industry Leaders Develop and Promote CH-DVD, a New High Definition DVD Standard for Chinese Market
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2007 By
World's First CD Manufactured at Philips Factory Near Hanover, Germany, on August 17, 1982
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Aug 2007
Initiative to provide hands-on instruction for DVD industry professionals looking to become proficient in BD-Java and HDi programming, the native coding languages for advanced content features on Blu-Ray Disc and HD-DVD titles
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 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
Dramatically Increased Storage Density
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jul 2007
New standard approved by the Ecma General Assembly on June 28, 2007, culminating an effort initiated in June 2006 in Sapporo, Japan, when Ecma International's Technical Committee 31 agreed to finalize a draft standard developed by various industry participants working within OSTA
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Jul 2007
Updates posted in the following categories: VI. Compatibility; IX. Industry Support, Prices, and Availability.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jun 2007
Hugh Bennett | EMedialive announces updates to The Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ in the following categories: Compatibility; Industry Support, Prices and Availability; References, Suggested Reading.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jun 2007 By
Ii to succeed Masahisa Saito effective June 1, 2007
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2007
“Intellikey Tests” to highlight QA testing information for DVD and website
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 May 2007
Geoff Daily | As with DVD, proper testing is essential for producing a quality, replication-ready HD disc. Given the exponentially more complex inner workings of next-gen discs and the current state of the technological ecosphere built up around these products, testing disc images has produced a string of challenges.
News/News Feature - Posted 26 Apr 2007 By
EMedialive announces updates to The Authoritative HD DVD FAQ in the following categories: VI. Compatibility; VIII. Device Connections; IX. Industry Support, Prices, and Availability; XI. References, Suggested Reading, and Resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 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
Offers Economical Nearline Storage Capability to the ProxSys Family of MAM Solutions
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 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
ISSI Data to Resell InPhase Tapestry 300R Holographic Archive Solution into Corporate Accounts
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2007
MEI and CMC entered into a patent cross license agreement with regard to manufacture and sale of DVD-R/-RW/-RAM, DVD+R/+RW and CD-RW discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2007
Hugh Bennett | Updates available in the following categories: General Information; Physical, Logical, and Application Specifications; Industry Support, Prices, and Availability; References, Suggested Reading, and Resources
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Mar 2007
VC-1 Patent Portfolio License offers fair, reasonable, nondiscriminatory access to essential VC-1 intellectual property owned by multiple patent holders in a single license as an alternative to negotiating separate licenses
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Mar 2007
Matrix 6.0 provides definitive representation of domestic DVD players sold
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Mar 2007
Abandoned suit alleged infringement on a Sonic video editing patent filed in 1998
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 2007
Anniversary celebrated at annual general meeting of its members held in Tokyo
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 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
Fourth Meeting of Patent Holders Held
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Feb 2007
DaTARIUS Group has been chosen by New Medium Enterprises (NME) to develop a range of quality control Analyzers for the HD VMD (High Definition Versatile Multilayer Disc) format
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 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
Philips Electronics and CD-R and CD-RW disc manufacturers including Princo and Gigastorage, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled positively in granting a general exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed importation into the United States of recordable and rewritable compact discs that infringe any of the six patents asserted by Philips
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2007
Confirms that AACS Title Keys have appeared on public web sites without authorization
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jan 2007
New information on Total Hi Def Discs and more
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2007
Verdicts that Optical Disc Service (“ODS”) infringed patents licensed in the MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License offered by MPEG LA enforced by several patent holders this week
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Dec 2006
Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Part 3, V3.0, September 2006 Included
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2006
Precedent set for unique royalty collection system for DVDs in Europe
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2006
Patent holders alleged that using the MPEG-2 Standard in recording video onto DVD discs constituted acts of infringement
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2006
Alleges that Nero's video editing software infringes Sonic's U.S. Patent No. 6,204,840
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2006
Worldwide joint licensing which provides manufacturers of DVD products the ability to license essential DVD patents owned by the group's members
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2006
Performs definitive copy protection testing for optical media via its expansive domestic and international DVD player matrices
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Nov 2006
New Special Interest Group Employs 60 GHz Technology for True Uncompressed High-Definition Video/Audio/Data Transmission
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2006
Imation asks Court to reaffirm long-standing legal agreement between two companies
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Oct 2006
First Products With HDMI 1.3 Features Hit the Market Thursday October 26, 7:15 am ET
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2006
Dynamic Content Revision Patent Applies to Specification for BD Players and Optical Media
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Oct 2006
New licensees to the MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License offered by MPEG LA
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2006
In a recent interview with EMedialive, Joe Rice, senior technical director at MX Entertainment, describes how one high-end post house worked closely with Sonic Solutions and the High-Definition Authoring Alliance (HDAA) to become a fully functional BD and HD DVD authoring facility.
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Editorial/FAQ - Posted 29 Sep 2006 By
CD-R disc royalty rate lowered from the current USD 0.045 per disc to USD 0.025 per disc for Veeza compliant companies, a reduction of 44%
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 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
Reduction to go from USD 0.06 per disc to USD 0.035 per disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Sep 2006
License Agreement Expected to Issue During 2006
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2006
Commercial vendors can create protected DVDs on kiosks and in small custom runs
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2006
Initiative intended to address end user needs calling for established practices in media archive life testing and classification
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2006
Participates in formulation of joint license for Blu-ray Disc patent holders
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jul 2006
Progress made, input welcomed in creation of joint patent license
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jul 2006
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High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) also adds newest digital audio formats, mini-connector, and lip sync
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2006
Working directly with hi-def player manufacturers and content producers to test both hi-def players and discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jun 2006
Agreement includes the building of a multipurpose machine that will mass replicate the Company’s multilayer optical discs, known as Versatile Multilayer Discs (VMD), as well as the usual DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2006
Delivers new media category for cost-effective storage and exchange of digital files
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2006
New licensing conditions likely to bring lower prices and more transparency to recordable CD consumers
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Feb 2006
New way to license CD-R disc patents
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2006
Licensing to begin for BD-ROM, BD-R, and BD-RE
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2006
Optical disc features 1.6 Terabytes of storage capacity and 120MB/sec transfer rate
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2005
Hugh Bennett | In a few weeks 18X DVD recorders will begin arriving on store shelves but to what end? 18X writing is of no practical use, it has negligible marketing value, and technical people say it’s a bad idea.
News/News Feature - Posted 15 Nov 2005 By
Advanced HD DVD authoring, burning, and playback solutions enabled
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Oct 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
WMV products provide Windows Media compatibility
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Aug 2005
Japan's "largest independent disc replicator" developing advanced HD DVD authoring system
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Aug 2005
Jeff Sauer | To avoid the return of open-system horror stories, several open-system partners led by Adobe have introduced OpenHD Certification, a joint effort to offer pre-tested configurations of HD-capable editing workstations.
News/News Feature - Posted 02 Aug 2005 By
New models available in Canadian retail stores
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jun 2005
Core patent covers skipping and muting of movie content
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2005
New patent includes system of rewarding legitimate owners of copyrighted media
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2005
Technology could provide content protection for high-definition optical media
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2005
Event also saw announcements of 45GB HD DVD and DVD9 + HD 30 Hybrid discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2005
Debbie Galante Block | Despite some playback compatibility issues, DualDisc is just what the music and replication industries need
News/News Feature - Posted 24 May 2005 By
Features single and dual-layer disc and drive testing and data recording
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
Standard to unify internal and external interfaces
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 May 2005
DualDiscs contain separate audio and DVD sides
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 May 2005
Efforts afoot to develop a common format for high-density/high-definition DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2005
Includes Nero Recode 2 CE, Nero ShowTime 2 CE, and Nero MediaHome CE
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Mar 2005 By
Due in April, New Version Includes Updated Music, Data Backup, and DVD Playback Capabilities
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Mar 2005
Gives DVD6C licensees more licensing and reduced royalty rates on some products
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 2005
Review tests two brands of media in 33 various players
News/News Feature - Posted 19 Nov 2004 By
Unlike subtitles produced for DVDs, closed captions must fulfill specific requirements to meet official accessibility regulations.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 19 Nov 2004 - November 2004 By
One of the great things about HDV is that it brings hi-def video to videographers who thought they’d be trapped in the world of standard-def video for years to come.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 19 Nov 2004 - November 2004 By
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
DDD Group plc of Santa Monica, California has launched a 3D conversion solution capable of playing conventional DVD discs in 3D on the latest “glasses free” 3D displays.
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Aug 2004 - August 2004 By
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
MPEG-developed video codec to be included in HD-DVD format
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2004
Sets the stage for technology standards battle
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jun 2004
The hype surrounding the two proposed high-density specs, Blu-ray and HD-DVD, won't impede the adoption of dual-layer DVD±R. But if the response to Jan Ozer's column, "MPEG-4 is Dead," is any indication, the world of Web video delivery is much more dangerously driven to distraction.
News/News Feature - Posted 01 Jun 2004 - June 2004 By
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
The latest “convergence” releases with 1394 support herald FireWire’s entrance into home theater.
News/News Feature - Posted 07 May 2004 - May 2004 By
New Kona 2 dual link card enables real-time uncompressed editing in HD.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 May 2004
8.5GB DVD+R DL media exceeds DL specs to ensure reliability and compatibility.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 May 2004
The electronics world is hiding a nasty secret from you: if you’re not careful, you can purchase a DVI display that will become a useless paperweight in a few years.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 06 May 2004 - May 2004 By
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
Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act endorsed by major industry players
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2004
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
By aggressively working its way into the set-top DVD market—the first DivX-compatible players in the U.S. appeared earlier this year—DivX has made itself a codec to be reckoned with, and in the process forced Microsoft and RealNetworks to step up their game in the PC-CE convergence arena.
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Now available via update for retail customers
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
Announces HD support in Xpress Pro
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2004
To desktop and mobile editing workstations
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2004
Initiative to address digital identity issues in personalized programming
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2004
At Adobe’s booth, #SL4730
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2004
New PC-based Technology for the 'Prosumer' Market Available for Licensing
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2004
Brings guaranteed, full-quality, real-time editing performance to HD
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Apr 2004
Features, functions, and applications fueling recordable DVD growth.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2004
Provides advanced digital services for broadcast, broadband, satellite, or cable networks
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2004
Call for essential patents is first step.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Mar 2004
by Geoff Daily
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Applies Hollywood-proven technology to dual-layer DVD creation
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2004
Releases add support for Ultra320 LVD SCSI storage controller
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
From May 25-27, visitors will see production lines in action
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
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Offers full playback of all versions of DivX video
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Mar 2004
Will enable Snazzi* users to convert home movies to DivX videos
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2004
Convergence is the rare techie buzzword that has outlasted most of the technologies that underpin the buzz and continues to promise a prize—the intermingling of office and livingroom—that never fails to tantalize. But what does convergence mean, anyway?
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Enables direct recording of "copy-once" content from digital broadcast signals
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 2004
Enables high-quality DivX encoding and editing
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Feb 2004
InterActual Add-on Pack available for $19.95
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Feb 2004
by Debbie Galante Block
News/News Feature - Posted 06 Feb 2004
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HD DVD for MCPC playback
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2004
Enables 16X DVD recording and 23GB Blue-Violet laser
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2004
Indie filmmakers and post-production pros found plenty to shout about, if they looked hard enough.
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