"..GEAR Software (http://www.gearcdr.com/) joined Panasonic Industrial Company today in announcing that GEAR Pro DVD v2.0 supports Panasonic's DVD-RAM drive. The 5.2GB DVD-RAM media provides about eight times the capacity of a CD-R/RW disc for a storage cost of only $.008/MB.
The new version of GEAR Pro DVD incorporates the Optical Storage Technology Association's (OSTA's) recently announced Universal Disc Format (UDF) and MultiRead2 specification support. The specifications ensure that all CD and DVD drives that conform with the standard will read 2.6GB DVD-RAM rewriteable media. When used with Panasonic's DVD-RAM drives, the software allows users to create hybrid ISO 9660/UDF discs that are backward-compatible with the ISO 9660 standard. As a result, game titles and video content developed with GEAR Pro DVD v2.0 can ultimately be produced on lower-capacity CD or high-capacity DVD media and played back on all MultiRead2-compliant drives.
Designed to support DVD-RAM drives with either a SCSI or ATAPI interface, GEAR Pro DVD v2. is available for immediate delivery through GEAR authorized distributors and resellers worldwide with a suggested retail price of $699..."