We’re in the age of digital download for sure, and what a wonderful convenience it is for consumers; especially when it comes to Hollywood movies. However, who’s the authority of digital download? Is it Netflix? Hulu? Amazon? Your cable company “On Demand” feature? It’s still the wild west out there when it comes to where you go to download your movies; and still a challenge for most people that are not under 50 yrs old. But now let’s consider the small business and their needs for video distribution. Many small companies have training videos, marketing videos, show room loop videos, product videos, manufacturing videos, how-to videos, and so on and so on. What’s the best way for them to get their videos into the hands of their employees, investors or potential customers? This is where DVD-R still has the advantage. DVD-R media can be played in almost anything – your DVD player, Blu-ray player, computer, lap top, PlayStation or Xbox, or even your car, and you don’t have to wait for it to stream or download on to anything. And with DVD-R media so affordable from GotMedia.com, it’s really the best and most cost effective way to distribute videos in a reliable way. So if you’re not trying to distribute a Hollywood blockbuster movie, you may want to consider DVD-R media as the best choice to get your video out there and viewed by your target audience without any problems.
This is a busy time of year for a lot of our customers leading into the holidays… Orders seem to always come in late in the season, with a desired delivery date of, “…please ship to me in time for me to finish my Christmas CD project before Christmas!” All kidding aside, it is a good idea to get your order in now for several reasons – 1.) UPS and FED EX always tend to add a day or two to their normal estimated shipping deliveries. 2.) Our stock/inventory can run low, with difficulty of being able to replace it in time; also due to the holiday rush. 3.) We always experience an increase of orders during the holiday season. So what does all this mean for you? It’s just a great idea to get your order in now before all this holiday madness!!
Companies often times outsource their media distribution needs to a CD DVD duplication company, or replication plant before really looking into ways they can burn, duplicate and print their discs in-house; potentially saving a lot of overhead. Replication plants usually require a 1000 count minimum quantity, yet sometimes companies would like to distribute PDFs of quarterly earnings or a training video for example at a lower quantity; internally to their employees only. Duplication houses can be pricey to have them duplicate, print and package CDs or DVDs for them. That’s why GotMedia sells all-in-one automated disc publishers that you can literally take out of the box, plug into the wall, load the ink and discs and publish the desired quantity of discs with minimal cost and supervision. Thanks to the emergence of these wonderful do-it-yourself disc publishers, more and more companies are bringing their media duplication and printing needs in-house. Call GotMedia 1-866-409-1090 to learn more about which system can work best for your companies’ needs!
In the video media services industry, the processes employed to take raw HD video footage, transcode, transfer and edit into final sequences for professional use require reliable disc proof and storage media. Thousands of dollars in production costs can be lost if the media used in every stage of the process fails or is not reliable. With more and more consumer media services and storage being transfered to cloud services, it is important for video professionals today to understand the limitations of cloud/streaming services, and understand how important high quality solid hard drives or optical media discs are to ensuring professional quality results; especially when working with large, high definition video files. GotMedia partners with many video professionals in the Orange County, CA and Los Angeles, CA areas to provide the reliable media necessary for problem free video processes, proofing and storing; whether for broadcast, streaming or Blu-ray/DVD retail release. Contact GotMedia to learn more about what media is the best for your processes.
One of the advantages of using BD-R Media for HD video, is being able to display your HD video at a low cost without having to go through the Blu-ray Replication process and licensing. For example, Yamaha may want to showcase their new line of Waverunners and Boats at Boat Showes, tradeshows or in their showrooms, not for public distribution, with an informational looping video in their showrooms across the country. Or a doctor’s office may have some new procedures to showcase while their patients wait in their lobby; looping and in high resolution. With a TV, a Blu-ray player and your video encoded and burned onto a high quality BD-R disc, you can be ready to display your beautiful HD video anywhere without having to replicate for retail!
Digital media plays a role in many court cases, texts, emails, video, etc. and private investigators know this better than anyone. So when out in the field, shooting video of able working people fraudulently on disability for example, many PI’s know now that if a DVD of the video is going to be submitted into evidence, it cannot appear to be edited, and the date and time needs to be burned into the video by the actual camera; not added later. This gives the best chance of the evidence not being dismissed due to the possibility of tampering. Lawyers do not want to supply key evidence on cheap DVD-R media either, as the judge may not want to wait to see evidence on another day if the DVD has errors or wont load properly. This is why GotMedia offers the highest quality of DVD-R media products to private investigators so they can burn their captured video footage on to reliable discs to archive or submit as credible evidence.
With the highest quality printing in its class, the Epson Discproducer Automated Publisher (PP-100) is becoming the leading automated disc publisher among professionals. It comes with easy to use software, low ink sensors, and the ability to produce up to 100 discs, both burned and printed, unattended. This printer actually even marks the bad discs and continues to produce until the specified number of discs to be printed has been reached. Finally, a reliable and affordable disc publisher that prints in high quality; making Epson the leader of the pack. Epson Duplicators and automated printers are available on GotMedia.com at the very best prices and always with a helpful representative ready to help you select the right publisher for your needs.
We all know that summer is a great time for music festivals, but more and more of the best music festivals are now held in October, November and December. Is it because of the cooler temperatures? Maybe so, but it’s the best time of the year for art, music and wine festivals across the nation. So it’s also a good time for independent artists and bands to be able to distribute their music and art to many art and music loving patrons that attend these music festivals. Printed demo CDs are essential for the indie start-up band who can’t afford full retail CD replication, but still want to provide a professional looking physical product to represent them as a first impression. That’s why GotMedia sells high quality and professional looking media and CD DVD printing equipment for the do-it-yourselfer; perfect for artists and musicians everywhere to be able to come together and share their creativity both quickly and reliably at these fall music festivals!
So which is the best DVD-R brand on the market today? The answer is it depends on who you ask! Video professionals everywhere seem to agree that Memorex and Verbatim are solid, excellent brands, however that doesn’t mean that JVC, MAM-A or Ridata comes in second by any means. If you read up on video expert forums, you can see that the best brands for DVD-R media are the ones that are the most compatible with high-end combo drives, and ones that produce the least amount of errors when burning. The truth is, many DVD-R brands specialize in slightly different types of DVD-R for different purposes. Call GotMedia today to speak with a DVD-R media expert to find the right DVD-R brand for your use.
Earlier this year, Sony Corporation & Panasonic Corporation announced that they have formulated “Archival Disc”, a new standard for next-generation optical discs, professional-use, with the objective of expanding the market for long-term digital data storage.
Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity when stored. They also allow inter-generational compatibility between different formats, ensuring that data can continue to be read even as formats evolve. This makes them robust media for long-term storage of content. Recognizing that optical discs will need to accommodate much larger volumes of storage going forward, particularly given the anticipated future growth in the archive market, Sony and Panasonic have been engaged in the joint development of a standard for professional-use next-generation optical discs.