Kodak's new series of Digital Mastering and Professional Grade CD-Rs and DVD-Rs promise to offer unprecedented quality in sound and images combined with archival life of 100 years or more.
Kodak Digital Mastering Disc
The Kodak Digital Mastering Disc (DMD) becomes the
"glass" master for audio studios that use a mastering
disc for duplication. The CD-R may also
appeal to audiophiles and others who want top quality
for storing their music collections. The DVD-R is
designed for music videos and movies.
The DMDs offer two key advantages over standard discs, according to Kodak.
First, recording quality is unsurpassed for burned
discs. Product specifications are among the most
stringent in the optical industry and the discs are
manufactured and individually inspected to achieve zero
surface defects, which can cause "dropout" effects in
recorded music, video or images.
Second, they last a lifetime. The proprietary metallic
reflective layer resists high temperatures, high
humidity and ultraviolet light. This gives the DMD a
useful life of 100 years or more with proper care and
The quality of the organic dye used in the new DMD discs
also helps them retain digital content longer. These
DVD?s use only Mitsubishi?s Azo dye, which has the best
properties for digital recording of videos. The CD-R
uses Phthalocyanine dye for best audio recording.
In addition to commercial audio and video applications,
these professional DMD discs are also expected to be
available in music and electronics stores.
KODAK Professional Grade CD-Rs and
New Kodak Professional Grade CD-Rs and
DVD-Rs are also now available for photographers, music studios.
The advanced discs are manufactured using a patented,
oxidation-resisting gold metallurgy process. This
produces enhanced electrical properties, long archival
life, significant reductions in error rates and the
fastest write speeds available in archival media, according to Kodak.
The disc?s proprietary reflective surface alloy and high
quality dye layer provides quality storage that is far
superior to traditional silver discs. Silver discs also
can deteriorate quickly when exposed to heat, humidity
and ultraviolet light and many last only five years or
The firm also offers KODAK Blu-Ray DVDs with
approximately 25 GB of storage space and high-definition
HD-DVDs with 15 GB capacity.