Monday, August 16, 2010 12:30:52 PM America/New_York
The Rimage 2000i DVD is probably the most efficient and versatile desktop CD/DVD recorder and direct-to-disc publishing system on the market today. Read More
Monday, July 12, 2010 2:54:18 PM America/New_York
A typical portable Blu-ray disc duplicator comes with a wide variety of helpful features that make the mass production of CDs, DVDs and high-definition videodiscs easy and hands-free. These combo players have their own built-in central processing units (CPUs), so they don't require a personal computer interface in order to work. Instead, users can simply store the data to be reproduced on the CPU, take the portable Blu-ray duplicator anywhere there's a suitable power source and enjoy the ease of the one-touch controls. Read More
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Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
Upgrading an IDE DVD duplicator to a SATA DVD duplicator is possible but expensive.
The IDE bus has been a mainstay of the computer industry for over 10 years and a disruptive technology introduced to disc duplicators about 5 years ago.
The original bus for CD DVD duplicators (DVD-R pre-authoring and authoring only) was SCSI. SCSI was replaced when Pioneer and other drive manufacturers released the General Purpose DVD drives which were only IDE. SCSI was never a big player in the computer world (outside of Enterprise applications) with the exception of Apple's Macs.Read More
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
When 'value' comes up in a discussion about a DVD duplicator there are several questions you need to think about and answer for yourself to determine the best fit for your specific needs.
- Application: What are you planning on using the disc duplicator for? it may sound like an easy question but you need to think about your time factor for producing discs by recording and labeling. Hours, days, or weeks?
- Output: How many discs do you need to produce that are exactly the same or 'one-offs' (different data and label for each disc)?
- Cost: What is your budget?
Friday, October 2, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
how much time is saved with a hdd cd duplicator? is a question that comes up a lot when discussing duplicator features with our clients.
To answer this question we need to understand a little bit on the three recording modes of a controller based DVD duplicator found in a typical CD DVD tower.
- Disc to Disc
- Disc to HDD to Disc
- Disc to HDD
Disc to Disc: This mode is a direct reading to recording process. One simply inserts a CD master copy into the reader drive and then unrecorded CDs into the recorder drives and the duplicator starts copying. A CD DVD duplicator that does not have a hard drive runs only in this mode.Read More
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
Encryption and Copy Protection get a lot of attention in the press and when discussing disc duplication. Two elements are important to remember.
- Are you planning on encrypting or copy protecting your content?
- Are you planning on breaking someone elses encryption or copy protection?
We will start with number 2
First as it's the most important.
In the United States and most countries, breaking or disabling copy protection or encryption is illegal. Duplication equipment is not capable of breaking or bypassing copy protection or encryption. This applies more to DVD and Blu-ray then it does CDs. Most CDs are not copy protected/encrypted. They may have a copy protect "flag" on the disc which will then make it impossible to use a duplicator. Nor should you, right?Read More
Saturday, July 4, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
DVD Duplicator: Automated DVD Duplicator, Auto Duplicator, Disc Duplicator
DVD duplicators have many of the same attributes that DVD copiers have with the difference that A DVD duplicator autoloader is equipped with robotics or some kind of singulator: a device that drops discs using gravity and a circular aperture that allows one disc to drop at a time. The Auto DVD duplicator can run unattended for a long time and that is it's primary advantage. It's "lights out" limit is based around the amount of discs it can hold in the input and output spindles. Discs can be pre-printed to speed up the process of duplication.
DVD Publisher: Automated DVD Duplicator Publisher, Auto Publisher, Disc Publisher, Printer Disc DuplicatorRead More
Posted in Recordable Media By a k
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
CD/DVD duplicator tower and rack mount are the workhorse of many industries including independent music groups, church and ministry, sports organizations, marketing groups, videographers, education and software development and distribution. they are not used for some kind of nefarious production of pirated discs. CD DVD duplicators can not copy copy protected discs. If you are trying to copy a disc you got over at your local rental store it will not work. The units will not copy discs with copy protection, CD or DVD. One would have to look elsewhere for that capability.
DVD Publishers, DVD duplicators and DVD Copiers come in several distinct groups. The terms are somewhat loose in meaning and in the case of DVD copier it is used for both software copying (Usually illegal, at least in the US) and hardware DVD copiers which can not circumvent copy protection.Read More
Posted in Recordable Media By a k
Monday, June 29, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
Five things to ask yourself before you buy a DVD Duplicator
1. How many discs do I need to burn in an hour? A Week?
2. Is speed or unattended operation more important?
3. What do you plan to do with the disc after you record it?
4. Is labeling required?
5. Does printing and duplication need to be combined?
With the above questions answered you can have a better idea of what to shop for in a CD/DVD duplicator. Unfortunately price does play a part in some elements of disc publishing. That is where a little knowledge goes a long way.
..Really the only thing without a price is your time.Read More
Friday, June 19, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
I'm teaching myself to play mandolin and it's a new world of music that I do not know. Notes and chords, bridges and strings. Like many things we have to learn new skills to accomplish the things we want to do. I want to play mandolin, not learn how to play. many times we all need a little help and that is why we came up with our buyers guide series on CD DVD and Blu-ray copying and duplication.learn about CD copiers, DVD duplicator and HD Blu-ray recording and disc labeling.Read More
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 8:00:00 PM America/New_York
DVD Publishers differ from DVD duplicator autoloaders in that they combine a DVD CD printer and DVD duplicator autoloader so the discs can be burned and printed in one operation. This is known as "on-demand disc publishing". Unique labels and content can be created for each disc including bar coding and unique serial numbers. Several on demand disc labeling technologies exist including: ink jet, thermal, thermal re-transfer and dye sublimation disc labeling.
The computer hardware requirements of a DVD Duplicator auto-loader and a DVD Publisher are about the same except for label software required for the label design and layout. There are some publisher systems that can be networked allowing users to send jobs via their web browser. This makes it possible for the disc publisher to operate in a wide range of network environments.Read More
Posted in Disc Publishing By a k