As released by CDA Datentrager Albrechts GmbH the Thuringia-based company has started production of the first 3X-format DVDs.
"The 3X-DVD is a lower-cost alternative for our customers to replicate video content in HD quality ", said Dr Nicolaus Hettler, Managing Director of CDA.
The 3X-DVD is a DVD in the physical sense, but the file system and the data structure are that of a HD DVD. This format is compatible with commercial HD DVD players. Its memory capacity of up to 9 GB makes it highly interesting for HD short movies, HD movie trailers or corporate presentations of HD quality. The disc is able to hold high definition content in VC-1 or AV-C formats.
CDA, one of Europe's largest independent manufacturers of optical storage media, is capable of producing all DVD formats as 3X-DVD. The advantage of a DVD 10 in 3X format is that the medium can be played back both as DVD and 3X-DVD. On request CDA adds the AACS copy protection.