We’re a passionate group of Multimedia Authoring professionals who pride ourselves in helping your CD, DVD or Blu-ray project realize its potential. We apply our specialized training in creative Multimedia Development and DVD/Blu-ray Authoring to each project, providing you with personalized attention and expert Video Post Production and Creative Services. Taking your raw materials and joining them together into a fully functioning and visually stimulating final product is where we excel. We provide DVD/Blu-ray Authoring, including DVD, Blu-ray and CD-ROM Encoding, DVD Menu Design, Motion Menus, Closed Captioning and more.
We bring the proven performance and reliability of the Sonic Scenarist system to Blu-ray providing full Blu-ray HDMV compliant features in stunning high definition.
Blu-ray is the name of a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson). (from Blu-ray.com)
The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This extra capacity combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs will offer consumers an unprecedented HD experience.
While current optical disc technologies such as DVD, DVDR, DVDRW, and DVD-RAM rely on a red laser to read and write data, the new format uses a blue-violet laser instead, hence the name Blu-ray. Despite the different type of lasers used, Blu-ray products can easily be made backwards compatible with CDs and DVDs through the use of a BD/DVD/CD compatible optical pickup unit. The benefit of using a blue-violet laser (405nm) is that it has a shorter wavelength than a red laser (650nm), which makes it possible to focus the laser spot with even greater precision. This allows data to be packed more tightly and stored in less space, so it’s possible to fit more data on the disc even though it’s the same size as a CD/DVD. This together with the change of numerical aperture to 0.85 is what enables Blu-ray Discs to hold 25GB/50GB. Recent development by Pioneer has pushed the storage capacity to 500GB on a single disc by using 20 layers.
Most Common Blu-ray capacities
Blu-ray (BD-25): 25GB (Single Layer)
Blu-ray (BD-50): 50GB (Dual layer)
BD25 or BD50
AVC Video/DTS Master Audio
Advanced Motion Menus & Pop-On Navigation
Multi-Language Selection & Subtitles
CMF delivered on Hard Drive
- BD-25, BD50 replication
- Blu-ray Authoring services
- 9 day Turn schedule (without packaging)
- 1 – 5 Color Silk-screen or Offset printing on the surface of Blu-ray
- Custom packaging of the Blu-ray into Amaray cases and Digipacks with shrinkwrap or overwrap.
Silkscreen/Digital Print Blank Media
VCM is set up to give you a high-quality silk screening on CD-R, DVD-R and Blu-ray media at affordable prices. For fast turnaround times we can supply digital printing solutions. VCM can provide you with the perfect solution for branded and personalized recordable media.
Offering a resolution of 135 lines per screen, silk-screening blank discs is a great option for the Photo Industry, graphic design houses and other corporates to circulate discs with their company name and logo, either internally or to their clients. Using the highest quality CD-R, DVD-R, Blu-ray media, we can print your logo or message in up to 5 colours. Our printing methods give you the highest quality in the industry. Combine the screen-printing with our duplication, and thermal printing and you get on-demand duplication services.
VCM offers many packaging and fulfillment solutions for all your needs. Find out more here.