The new quality media, based on Sony's celebrated AccuCORE technology are specifically designed for consumer camcorders.
The increasing popularity of DVD camcorders, today saw Sony Europe's Recording Media division announce the introduction of AccuCORE and DVD+RW technology to its line-up of 8cm DVD media. Concumers now have at their disposal even more options when seeking to purchase quality media for their camcorders and there is no need for them to resort to questionable east-asia cheap alternatives.
AccuCORE, a Sony developed technology designed to deliver significant advancements
in DVD media performance, was introduced to its 12cm DVD line up in January
this year. A version of AccuCORE designed specifically with DVD camcorder
users in mind is now available with both 8cm DVD-R, -RW media and the new line
up of 8cm DVD+RW media.
The increasing number of DVD camcorder sales has meant a swiftly
expanding demand for quality 8cm DVD media that ensures recordings of precious moments
in life are protected, commented Lela Fakhfakh, Senior Product Manager for
Audio and Video Media in Sony Recording Media & Energy Europe. The features
of AccuCORE specific to 8cm DVD are designed to provide a level of quality assurance
that is simply unavailable with the rising amount of low class products becoming
available on the market. By introducing AccuCORE we are reducing the risk and
providing consumers with a choice they can trust.
The very nature of camcorder use means that the associated 8cm DVD media
is more exposed to the risk of damage. The latest version of AccuCORE technology
has therefore been introduced to increase the robustness of a media that
will often be used in transit. In particular, 8cm DVD AccuCORE Scratch Guard
provides an essential protective scratch resistant layer to combat disc damage
as a result of numerous manipulations, ejections and insertions of the disc.
Along with Scratch Guard 8cm AccuCORE includes other key features:
- Stain Resistant: A special treatment of the disc surface to protect the
disc from dust and other stains.
- Anti Static: Due to the extremely low levels of static electricity generated,
dust accumulation is reduced.
- Archival Reliability: Stringent quality checks, throughout the
production management process, reduce error rates and enable Sony 8cm
DVD to deliver the optimum quality even after long archiving periods.
Finally, the introduction of DVD+RW 8cm media from Sony will enhance the
usability of DVD camcorders even further. In addition to providing all the benefits
of AccuCORE technology, +RW discs also remove the need for the finalization
process inherent in other formats. As a result, +RW removes the waiting time
associated with finalization* so that home movies can be immediately played
back directly on the majority of DVD players and other playback devices.
The new Sony 8cm DVD media with AccuCORE technology can be easily identified
by the key shape like purple AccuCORE logo designed to emphasize key technology.
* Note: to avoid finalization with DVD+RW, images need to be recorded for
at least eight minutes in SP (standard play) recording mode.