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Appeared on: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Verbatim Releases 8cm Blu-ray Media for Video Recording

Verbatim introduces recordable and rewritable Mini Blu-ray media (BD-R/BD-RE) to the European market.

The 8 cm Blu-ray media will be available in specialist stores from November and will cost between €12,99 and €17,99 (RRP).

Measuring 8 cm in diameter, the new 7.5 GB discs provide approximately one hour of continuous video capture time on a single side when high definition (1920?1080) is used, and approximately two hours of video capture time with images recorded at 1440?1080. The new Mini BD media have been launched in Japan simultaneously with the new Hitachi BD-compatible camcorder in August. In Europe, the Verbatim Mini Blu-ray media will be available at the beginning of November. The recordable Mini BD-R costs €12.99, the rewritable Mini BD-R costs €17.99 (recommended retail prices).

Advanced technologies developed by Verbatim?s parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (MKM), guard against deterioration in picture and sound quality ? even with repeated recording and playback.

The proprietary hard-coat finish on Verbatim BD media has anti-static and anti-scratch properties for added protection against scratches, fingerprints and dust particles that can occur during normal camcorder and home use.

Verbatim?s new Mini BD media is produced at MKM?s optical disc manufacturing facility in Mizushima, Japan. The Mizushima factory is well known for its expertise in producing blue laser media.


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