It’s good to know the tricks of the trade when preparing for your tradeshow booth. After all, you only get one chance to make a great first impression! It’s important to remember the essentials; brochures, business cards, discount handouts, friendly staff, samples or demos to show, etc. But it’s also a good idea to show off your product promotional video in beautiful HD resolution, and most likely looping on a nice HD screen for potential new leads to see from far away. One of the best tricks of the trade to accomplish this task, is to make a simple looping BD-R (blu-ray) disc that you can play on your blu-ray player. They also make great hand outs! This is so much more cost effective than replicating and packaging retail ready blu-ray discs, also because of the licensing it takes to do that, when really you just need to show the video in showrooms or trade shows; not for retail. So this is just another amazing tip from GotMedia in Orange County, CA of another great way to use BD-R media in order to really stand out with your business or product at your next tradeshow!
There are a lot backup methods people use when archiving important data and media files. For example, some use cloud services, which isn’t great for large file sizes, and some use reduntant external HDs… but when it really needs to be organized on an ongoing basis, stored safely and within a working system that can be followed each time you archive, we found that archiving using optical disc media such as DVD-R or BD-R media, with the names of the contents copied into a database file for quick retrieval, is the very best method. This way, no power source is necessary for the media itself and they can be easily stored with confidence of reliability; while the database tells you which numbered discs the contents you are looking for are on. So using quality media, a naming convention that can grow with you as long as you are backing up projects and a database for search ability and organization is definitely the way to go! Call a GotMedia specialist for more information on how you can utilize the different media formats available to you for you business!
Happy New Year! It’s that time of year to get organized, finish that project you started last year, lose weight, etc. We’ve put together 3 ideas for you to utilize affordable disc media for some of your New Year’s Resolutions!
1.) Get all of your precious family photos from all of your devices and computers archived onto CD-Rs, DVD-Rs or even a BD-R; depending on the size of your photo library. Disc media is an excellent choice for archiving, as discs do not require their own power source and they are very reliable if stored properly for years and years.
2.) Make mix-CDs of your favorite music from your music library! These are great, fun to make, and it’s also another great way to archive your music.
3.) Eliminate the clutter and get your important paper documents & records scanned and archived into a nice set of discs for storage, search-ability and quick retrieval.
These are just 3 ideas, but you get the idea! Disc media such as DVD-Rs can store your videos, photos, music, important documents, etc. and at such a low cost, there really isn’t a better option out there!
Traditionally, CD-R/DVD-R Duplication Towers had the ability to copy whatever was on a master disc, to the drives in the tower; usually 5, 7 or 10 at a time. But did you know the newer towers being manufactured by top brands in the industry can do so much more! Most towers now can be daisy chained, can store masters on an internal HD for faster retrieval and duplication of most duplicated titles, can source dual-layered DVD-R DL masters as well as BD-R media and can be connected to a MAC or PC for disc image transfers to the internal HD. Many towers now can also use the copy drives to be designated as another source drive, if you need to make copies of multiple masters at the same time. Also, many towers now have track extraction features so that you can make custom audio CDs from your masters. It’s truly amazing how the technology has advanced over the years and it’s great to know that GotMedia has all of the latest duplication towers that are available to you from the leading brands in the industry!
Another way the medical industry is “going green” and cutting back on using and printing in excess onto paper, and cutting back on chemicals as well, is to store digitally recorded images or video data onto DVD-R media using DVD-R recorders connected to medical imaging equipment. Have you ever had your x-ray images, or the video from an ultrasound session delivered to you and your doctor on a DVD-R? Well, if you haven’t yet, you may still, as this is becoming more and more a common practice in the medical industry. Using DVD-R to store and archive important medical imaging data not only saves paper and chemicals, but it’s a more reliable and efficient way to file and archive important data as well. With the cost of DVD-R media relatively low by comparison to ink and paper printouts, and when you consider that optical media is a more reliable way to store digital media for instant recovery, search and repurposing anyway, it makes sense that more and more medical imaging equipment is being connected to DVD-R recorders to be able to record onto DVD-R media.
Blu-Ray Recordable (BD-R) discs are designed to store large HD video and audio files. Using blue-violet laser technology, Blu-Ray discs can handle up to 1080p resolution and multiple audio formats. This why they are preferred format for PS3 and PS4 games. Many of our customers ask whether they can record over video/audio stored on a BD-R… and the answer is no. BD-R’s are single layer Blu-Ray discs designed for one-time recording. Others also want to know why they should choose BD-R’s over DVD-R’s; With the ability to store up to 25GB of HD content or data files, Blu-Ray recordable discs have over 3 times the storage capacity of DVD’s. This allows you to use fewer discs when backing-up, recording or duplicating HD digital recordings. BD-R’s are ideal for recording HDTV programs or backing up your music collection. BD-R’s also come with different printing surfaces for use with your disc printer or publisher. With the highest reliability and capacity in the industry, BD-R media is the way to go!
Rimage thermal ribbons, available at GotMedia.com at great prices, produce the highest print quality across all of the different media types. From the unprecedented speed and durability of Everest™ printing to robust inkjet printing, Rimage ribbons and ink offer single and multi-color pallet capabilities that result in vibrant and beautiful image printing and clear, crisp text. Authentic Rimage full-color, monochrome and retransfer ribbons create bold color images and a sturdy and professional finish onto your discs for all of your data publishing, distribution and storage needs. Call one of our knowledgeable representatives to learn more about the powerful results that Rimage Thermal Ribbons can provide!
It’s that time of year again! Concert choirs for middle schools, high schools, colleges, Churches, etc. everywhere are getting into the spirit of Christmas and putting on their annual Holiday concerts in their communities. A lot of rehearsals and hard work can go into these special seasonal concerts, and the participants, as well as their audiences, may want to remember the experience and beautiful music for years to come. Now with the advent of affordable live recording CD/DVD publishers, duplication towers and disc printers, all available at GotMedia for great prices, these Holiday Concert CD-Rs can be ready for sale immediately; in some cases by the end of the concert! Also, GotMedia knows many family members record these concerts with their personal video cameras, and are looking for ways they can easily create 40-50 copies of their recording/footage for everyone involved in the concert to have. GotMedia also sells affordable duplication equipment and high quality media for the casual home user as well… GotMedia is here to help with all of your Holiday Media needs!
Leading manufacturers of CD/DVD publishers and printers such as Epson, Microboards, Microtech, Primera & Teac all can print on any inkjet printable or thermal printable media as advertised… But did you know the media matters? Choosing the manufacturer recommended disc media that works best with your printer can save you years on the printheads and print engines. Using the correct media can also ensure the highest quality print results possible. The experts at GotMedia in Orange County, CA know which brands of media is ideal for your printer or disc publisher; so give them a call to find out more about which media type and brand will work best for you!
Companies within various manufacturing industries are often faced with figuring out the best way to train their new workers to the standards of the company. If it’s a chain business, then consistency in the processes are paramount. Many printed handbooks are now being provided as PDFs on CD-R media, in multiple languages, to their employees, however expert trainers realize that video is the best way to really show their workers how to operate sensitive machinery and follow specific processes; which can also be offered in multiple languages. A simple “how to” video that follows company guidelines and standards is the perfect way to train new workers. That’s why companies that GotMedia in Orange County, CA work with no longer use DVD replication plants to create copies of training videos for internal training; rather with the advent of do-it-yourself DVD-R publishers, these companies create the exact number of discs they need, when they need it, updated when it’s time to update it, and publish using high quality media they get from GotMedia.com.