With the FX-50 Double Layer, Freecom is marketing a DVD burner with doublelayer
technology that can store up to 8.5 gigabytes of data on a DVD medium.
The external multi-format burner from Freecom offers the very latest technology
for every application: DVD+R double-layer burner, DVD+/-R(W) burner, CD-R(W)
burner and DVD/CD-ROM drive, all in a single unit.
The FX-50 external multi-format double-layer DVD burner from
Freecom has been available in the shops since the start of June, making it one of
the first external DVD+/-RW solutions with double-layer technology on the
market. Using the new double-layer technology, the drive writes not one layer, as
previously, but two overlapping layers of data on DVDs, thus allowing it to store
up to 8.5 gigabytes of data or up to four hours of video on the relevant media.
The DVD+R Double Layer type media are compatible with DVD-ROM drives and
DVD players and are written by the Freecom drive at 2.4x speed. The FX-50
offers an 8x writing speed for conventional DVD+R/DVD-Rs and a 4x writing
speed for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs, enabling a 4.7 gigabyte blank disc to be written
in about 8 minutes. CD-R/RW media are written at either 32x or 16x speed, and
CD/DVD-ROMs read at 40x or 12x speed. The external multi-format burner with
double-layer technology can be installed in seconds by simply connecting it to
the USB 2.0 or FireWire interface using the cable supplied – for maximum
performance on both PCs and notebooks. Power is provided by the included
power supply unit.
With the Freecom FX-50 multi-format DVD burner, users can create double-layer
DVDs, DVDs and CDs, read CD-ROMs and play DVD videos. Using the included
software, videos can be digitally edited on the computer and then stored on
double-layer DVD (8.5 GB). The FX-50 Double Layer enables the storage of up
to four hours of high-quality film recording or up to five-and-a-half hours of video
recording in VHS quality on a double-layer DVD. With the comprehensive
software supplied, video files, photo and music files can be professionally edited,
as well as creating back-ups in only a few steps.
Freecom supplies the FX-50 DVD+/-RW Double Layer together with USB 2.0 and
FireWire connection cable and a comprehensive range of software. The latest
Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator DVD Edition DVD/CD burner software also
includes DVD-Builder for video editing and DVD authoring and the DVDMax DVD
player software. The package also includes: a power supply unit, one DVD+R,
one CD-R and the multi-lingual manual. The Freecom FX-50 Double Layer is as
of today available in the shops for € 209.- (suggested selling price excl. VAT),
and comes complete with the usual Freecom 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee
and unlimited free helpdesk support.