Media Production

iTunes and Blu-ray DVD Duplication and the BD-ROM

Today, Apple announced via a press release that new movie releases from major film studios and premier independent studios will now be available to purchase on the iTunes® Store on the same day as their DVD release. iTunes movies can be viewed on an iPod with video, iPhone, Mac, or PC or widescreens with Apple TV. New releases are priced at $14.99, and catalog titles at $9.99.

Apple lists that 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.

Antony
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DVD Duplication of Old VHS Tapes

How many of us still have dusty copies of old VHS tapes stacked in the corners or on the shelves of our homes and offices? If you do, then you may be happy to know that the copying process of switching valuable content from VHS tapes over via DVD duplication is quite easy. It's a great way to preserve and also share your old tapes.

If you want to transfer VHS tapes to DVDs there are several options for the conversions. If produced properly, the DVDs can look even better than the original VHS tapes and that includes VHS-C, SVHS, Hi8, regular, and Betas. Following are some ways that you can do it.

Antony
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DVD Production and Content Management Mistakes NOT to Make

As Acutrack continues to work with clients an interesting trend has emerged reflecting growing complexities related to managing CD and DVD production, as well as the production and management of other content such as CD or DVD, movies, music, software intended for your target audiences.

“Our customers are up against many challenges, including the fact that typically the CD or DVD is just one component of a larger project," said Todd Shur, vice president of sales of Acutrack, Inc. “Multiple pieces are procured via several vendors, so there are growing complexities to managing content, period.”

Asheesh Barman
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Why Does Acutrack Sell Disc Printing Equipment?

This country is full of do-it-yourselfers, and that includes people or companies who want to do their own CD or DVD duplication without working with an outside service organization such as Acutrack.  However, many who choose this without guidance get into trouble.  That said, it's important to stay up to speed on the most cost effective ways to get your content such as movies, music, or materials, out to your target audience.  What do you need to know before buying your own CD or DVD publishing equipment?  There are many options available.

Often times, when purchasing this type of manufacturing equipment, people's selection criteria may have been off, and so they may not have purchased what they really needed.  Before purchasing any CD or DVD manufacturing equipment, there are a few facts that everyone should know -- and because we are in this industry -- we can offer some advice.

Asheesh Barman
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Software and optical disc business outlook in 2009

It's interesting how dynamically the software world is changing - both in the digital download space and the retail space. Someone at lunch asked me today if I thought the optical disc (i.e. CDs, DVDs, etc.) business is going to fizzle out soon. I believe that on the retail entertainment side, it will probably slow down a bit because of the economic conditions and because of the prevalence of digital downloads especially for music; but on the software side,

Raj Barman
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