Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. today announced that the company will launch the its first 8 cm Blu-ray write-once BD-R/rewritable BD-RE discs (7.5GB) for video cameras on August 10.
When used with Blu-ray-Disc-compatible video cameras, these products enable long-duration filming of approximately 60 minutes with full high-definition picture quality which has 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The new discs feature a uniform shape, weight, and thickness through MHSS (Maxell High Stabilized Spin) technology, which controls substrate molding and the high-precision 0.1 mm cover layer and hard coat layer. Further, Hitachi Maxell has incorporated a recording-surface HG hard coat (hard coat layer) that has stronger protective characteristics than the hard coats of the Company?s existing DVDs, thereby improving reliability with respect to scratches, dust, and fingerprints when the products are used outdoors. In addition, these products achieve stable recording and reproduction characteristics thanks to the incorporation of newly developed inorganic recording film (BD-R) and phase-change recording film (BD-RE) that ensure a wide margin with regard to the recording laser power.