Fujifilm introduced today the Fujifilm PD711, a Blu-ray-based optical recording disc for the XDCAM Professional Disc System.
The Fujifilm PD711 offers 23.3GB capacity on a single disc, very fast transfer rates of up to 144Mbps and an advanced hard coating.
The Fujifilm PD711 boasts rewriteable recording material that enables 72 Mbps data transfer per head (144 Mbps with 2 heads) for fast random data access, with certain hardware/software configurations generating rates of 86/172 Mbps. The discs are optimized for capturing 1080i video and up to four tracks of high quality audio. These discs also allow users to capture large volumes of metadata and record more than 60 minutes of HD video at 35 Mbps, 90 minutes at 25 Mbps and over 120 minutes at 18 Mbps when used in the XDCAM HD system.
The high-sensitivity phase change recording material delivers stable recording and playback from the Fujifilm PD711, and discs are readable over 1,000,000 times. Additionally, the discs are packaged in a durable and dust-resistant cartridge, are resistant to heat and humidity and are resistant to X-rays. With proper handling and appropriate environment the discs have a potential archival storage life of over 50 years, according to Fujifilm.
The Fujifilm PD711 for the Professional Disc System will be available in March 2007.