Verbatim announced today a new family of DigitalMovie(TM) 1x-4x speed DVD Recordable media with the unique look of a movie reel.
Like Verbatim's popular Digital Vinyl(TM) CD-R discs that look like 45-rpm records, the new movie reel DVD discs bring smiles to the faces of everyone who sees them. Verbatim DigitalMovie discs are available in 3-packs with a choice of 4.7GB DVD-R or DVD+R media packaged in clear DVD Super Jewel Box® cases.
The write-once DVD+R and DVD-R formats were selected for Verbatim's new DigitalMovie discs because they offer the broadest compatibility with today's DVD-ROM drives and DVD video players and can be easily shared.
Designed to fit easily in most DVD video racks, the Super Jewel Box measures 7.5" x 5.6" x 0.4"--the same height as a VHS cassette and the same thin profile as a standard jewel case. The Super Jewel Box is manufactured with a crystal-clear polystyrene material that is more durable than a standard jewel case. With clear visibility of all four spines, users can easily read the DVD label without opening the case.
The new media incorporates materials and manufacturing technologies developed by Verbatim's parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (MKM).
Verbatim DigitalMovie 4x DVD+R and DVD-R discs are based on MKM's Metal Azo recording dye technology which produces recordings with greater power margin and better sensitivity than earlier-generation 2x DVD recordable discs, ensuring the same accuracy achieved by other discs at 1-2.4x recording speeds. DigitalMovie DVD media are manufactured utilizing Ultra-Precise Molding(TM) (UPM(TM)) technology which produces very flat discs, guaranteeing stable, high-speed rotation during the reading and writing processes.
Verbatim DigitalMovie DVD-R and DVD+R media are expected to have a street price of about $11.99 per 3-pack and will be available through leading retailers, Internet resellers and distributors in November.