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HP, ARCHOS, and Microsolutions take their CD-RW show on the Road

HP, ARCHOS, and Microsolutions take their CD-RW show on the Road – Hewlett-Packard, Archos S.A., compact disc rewriter Peter Schworm For mobile professionals and devoted gamesters, portable CD-ROM drives–at speeds of up to 32X and weights of less than 20 ounces–have become a prevalent pleasure. But what about CD-R and CD-RW? After all, the rapid […]

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the CD/DVD ROM sales index – Industry Trend or Event – Brief Article

the CD/DVD ROM sales index – Industry Trend or Event – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Worldwide CD/DVD-ROM Drive Installed Bese (In Millions) 1998 1999 1/2X – CD-ROM 5.1 3.1 3/4X – CD-ROM 37.2 11.2 6/8X – CD-ROM 43.8 43.2 10/16X – CD-ROM 41.5 41.5 20/32X – CD-ROM 113.9 174.0 >32X- CD-ROM 3.9 48.9 […]

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Sound to burn: audio recording tools for CD-R

Sound to burn: audio recording tools for CD-R – includes related article on home audio recorders and the use of CD-R in the recording studio Stephen F. Nathans As CD recorder prices plummet toward a consumer-friendly $300, and media prices hit a dirt-cheap $2 a pop, CD-R software manufacturers have tapped audio-recording capabilities old and […]

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A CLOSER look at DVD-AUDIO

A CLOSER look at DVD-AUDIO Mark Waldrep Since my last column, when I asked whether it’s time for the record industry and musicians to embrace DVD-Audio, much interest has centered on the new format and the production realities of producing music for release on DVD-Audio in time for Christmas. For one, the issues surrounding copyright […]

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Hardware

Hardware – News Briefs Procom Unveils the CD-R800 Pro Tower Procom Technology, Inc. has unveiled its CD-R800 Pro tower, a standalone CD duplicator. It uses eight CD-R drives and an internal hard drive with enough capacity to store up to rive disc images. The CD-R800 Pro supports numerous formats, including multisession, Mixed-Mode, HFS, CD-XA, CD-DA, […]

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Some Funny Things Happened At DVD Forum – And Not So Funny

Some Funny Things Happened At DVD Forum – And Not So Funny – digital video disc; 1998 Dana J. Parker Every so often, the DVD Forum sponsors a conference to provide an update on its activities. The most recent–held October 1 and 2, 1998, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport–was sponsored by the Forum’s […]

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Something to Protect: Securing Acrobat Publishing

Something to Protect: Securing Acrobat Publishing Robert J. Boeri In retrospect, even as we ignored it, today’s security problem was inevitable. The plummeting prices of CD recorders and recordable media reduced them to departmental commodities. Adobe Acrobat made producing electronic documents almost trivial. Furthermore, at the same time, Adobe dropped the licensing cost of developing […]

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The Golden Rule revisited – digital video market

The Golden Rule revisited – digital video market – Column Jan Ozer I began my career in the video world at a technology-driven company led by a brilliant mad professor. The least expensive product we offered–a compression tool for developers–cost $10,000, and included encoding controls driven by our own “elegant” command-line interface. When I pushed […]

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DVD authoring

DVD authoring Pinnacle Expands Family of DVD Editing and Authoring Solutions Pinnacle Systems, Inc. has announced two new professional authoring solutions, the DC2000 and DVD2000. The DC2000 provides interactive CD authoring and a single-menu DVD, and the DVD2000 allows the user to author fully featured DVDs. The DC/DVD2000 uses Pinnacle System’s proprietary Smart GOB technology […]

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hardware – Buyers Guide

hardware – Buyers Guide TDK & HP Set New Speed Standard for CD-RW with 8x4x32 Drives TDK Electronics Corporation has announced that it is expanding its presence in the CD-Recordable technology market with the media giant’s new internal ATAPI/IDE 8x4x32 CD-RW drive called the veloCD ReWriter. The first drive offering from TDK, the veloCD promises […]