LLC announced today that DV Studio's new Apollo d2d (DV to DVD)
software is compatible with Panasonic's breakthrough DVD-RAM/R
Apollo d2d converts DV and Panasonic DVCPRO video footage into DVD
images and, when combined with the dual functionality of the
Panasonic drive, enables users to choose between storing the videos
on 4.7GB rewritable DVD discs or write-once DVD-R General discs.
By storing their videos on 4.7GB/9.4GB DVD-RAM media, users have
random access capabilities. They can move to any segment of the
disc almost instantly and can write and erase individual sectors
more than 100,000 times.
For small-scale distribution and the widest range of playback
options, including new and legacy DVD-ROM drives, DVD players and
DVD recorders, videos can be recorded to 4.7GB DVD-R media.
Using 4.7GB DVD-R General media, the Panasonic DVD-RAM/R drive
provides a transfer rate of up to 11.08 Mbps, which is equivalent
to about nine times the transfer rate of CD-ROM's 1X speed. The
22.16 Mbps transfer rate for 4.7GB DVD-RAM translates to an 18x CD
data rate. Seek times are 75ms for DVD-RAM and 65ms DVD-R, DVD-ROM
and CD media.
Apollo d2d provides an easy solution for compressing and
decompressing video and audio files that can be used for
entertainment, training, education and web site development with
virtually no loss in quality. Apollo d2d also offers a fully
integrated suite of video applications, including DVD authoring,
pre-mastering and DVD burning software. These applications are
submerged below the surface of the one-button DVD creation control
panel. The easy-to-use interface simplifies control over powerful
encoding options such as stream type, bit-rate size, constant or
single-pass variable bit-rate encoding and filtering adjustments.
With real-time MPEG preview, users can see exactly how the video
will look on a TV set or a VGA screen as it is being encoded.
Apollo d2d software supports Windows 2000, NT, Me, and 98 operating
systems in Pentium III and IV computers, has a MSRP of $199.