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Verbatim announces Mini DVD+R Double Layer Media

  • 03 July, 2006 14:46

<p>8cm Write-Once Discs Provide Continuous 55-minute DVD Recording for Camcorders</p>
<p>Verbatim, a pioneer in developing advanced DVD and Double Layer technologies, today announced their new Mini DVD+R Double-Layer (DL) disc. Measuring only 8cm in diameter, the new discs provide nearly one hour of continuous video capture time on a single side or 2.6 GB of storage capacity- almost twice the capacity of current mini DVDR discs. Five-packs of Verbatim Mini DVD+R DL media will be available in July 2006, when the first new Mini +R DL-compatible camcorders are launched. The media can also be recorded with drives supporting the +R DL format.</p>
<p>Fully compatible with the DVD+R DL standard endorsed by the DVD+RW Alliance, Verbatim’s new Mini DVD+R DL media can be played back by the majority of the current DVD players and DVD ROM drives. With broad playback support, recorded videos and photos can be easily shared and can be viewed on a TV or computer.
For added protection against the scratches and abrasion that can occur during normal camcorder and home use, the Mini DVD+R DL media features Verbatim’s special hardcoat ScratchGuard technology. The Scratch Guard protective coating on the disc surface makes irreplaceable home videos and photos 40 times more resistant to damage.</p>
<p>With Verbatim’s reputation for premium-quality media and the added Scratch Guard protection it provides, consumers can be confident that they have the best media on the market for their special memories and that they’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come.</p>
<p>“DVD camcorder users want longer recording times,” said Alan Kleeman, Verbatim Product Marketing Manager. “When consumers use the standard mode, they can only record about 30 minutes of video on the current mini DVD discs. Our new Mini Double Layer DVD+R disc allows them to record nearly one hour of their children’s sports games, recitals, and other important events as a continuous recording on a single piece of high-quality media without need to turn the disc. So the risk of missing important scenes is minimised.”</p>
<p>As core members of the DVD+RW Format Group, Verbatim have been at the forefront in developing technologies and manufacturing processes that ensure reliability and durability at today’s higher speeds. The Mini Double-Layer DVD+R discs will be another first-to-market milestone for Verbatim.</p>
<p>Availability
Verbatim’s Mini DVD+R Double Layer discs in 5 pack jewel cases will be available through leading retailers, distributors and authorised resellers nationally in July 2006. Pricing TBA.</p>
<p>About Verbatim
Verbatim Corporation, a Mitsubishi® Chemical Media Company, is an international organisation that develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the removable storage media and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim Australia at 6 Weir Street, Glen Iris. VIC 3146, t. (03) 9823-0999, f. (03) 9824-7011; or visit the company's web site at www.verbatim.com.au.</p>

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