Verbatim® Corp. and Peripherals Group Inc., the exclusive licensor of Verbatim optical hardware products and a subsidiary of CenDyne Inc., jointly unveiled Verbatim 4x "Producer" DVD+R/RW drive at CES, Booth #18000 today.
Able to burn a full-capacity 4.7GB +R disc in about 15 minutes, the new 4x DVD+R/RW drive delivers a whole new world of high-speed recording and playback plus unmatched player compatibility for both video and data applications.
Verbatim 4x Producer is based on the DVD+RW format, which was established to ensure optimum data playback across all popular DVD playback devices. Broad compatibility makes the new Verbatim 4x drive ideal for sharing digital photos, video, multimedia presentations and data files.
In addition to enhancing playback compatibility, the drive's support for lossless linking allows different users to write (and read) additional data and video segments without finalizing the sessions.
Offering cost-effective DVD/CD storage flexibility, the new Verbatim 4x Producer supports 4x DVD+R write speed, 2.4x DVD+RW rewrite speed, and 12x DVD read speed. Smaller files, such as MP3 files, can be stored on low-cost 700MB CD-Rs at up to 16x speed or on CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed. CD playback is at 40x.
"The Verbatim 4x Producer is the most complete, easy-to-use solution for recording DVDs and CDs," said Jim Hill, optical product manager, Peripherals Group. "With the software that is included with the drive, anyone who purchased or received a digital camcorder for the holidays can immediately begin to create home videos."
"As a founding member of the DVD+RW alliance, we are committed to supporting business and home users who purchase this new high-speed drive with the industry's most reliable DVD+R and +RW media," said Ronan Ryan, marketing director, Verbatim. "The drive's support for the most popular DVD format and backward compatibility with the CD-R and CD-RW formats makes it the storage solution of choice for anyone who wants to do more with their digital video and photography."
The internal drive attaches easily to any PC with an available drive bay and Microsoft® Windows® XP, 2000 and ME. A complete storage solution, the new drive comes with everything to begin recording immediately, including cables, a comprehensive suite of software and blank DVD+RW media.
With Sonic MyDVD(TM) 4.0 DVD authoring and recording software, users can quickly and easily capture video clips, transfer video, create and edit movies, add titles and other effects to home videos, and burn them to a disc. For play-back of DVD movies created commercially or on a DVD+R/RW burner, Producer includes InterVideo's WinDVD.
Verbatim's Producer also ships with Verbatim DataLife® Mastering software for burning and creation, as well as MusicMatch Jukebox for unlimited MP3 encoding. Plus, the new burner comes with a 30-day trial version of NTI Backup NOW®! software plus a $20 discount off the purchase of Backup Now! Deluxe.
Backed by a one-year warranty and toll free technical support, the Verbatim 4x Producer DVD+R/RW internal drive is available now at leading computer and consumer electronics retailers for a suggested retail price of $299.