Preparing Your Video Master

Before sending in your master, test it thoroughly to make sure that it performs exactly the way you want it to. Your finished discs will be an identical copy of your master. You should make a safety copy of your master before you ship or deliver it anywhere. DO NOT SEND US YOUR ONLY COPY!!! We also recommend that customers furnish two copies of the master in the event that one of the discs is unreadable, especially for short turnaround production schedules.

We do not provide any mastering or authoring services in-house, but we'll be happy to recommend someone if you need this type of service. Just let us know what you need and we'll do what we can to help.

IPR Form Requirement

You must submit a signed IPR Form with your master. Click here to download form. DVD orders only require the first page of this form to be filled out and signed. If you have questions about filling out this form properly, please give us a call.

DVD Formats accepted for Glass Mastering
Maximum User Data Capacity:
Single Layer: 4,706,643,181 bytes
Double Sided: 9,413,286,362 bytes
Dual Layer: 8,554,258,170 bytes

The volumes listed above include file system overhead. That overhead depends on the number of files and directories contained within the data image.

The following specifications describe the input media formats Digital Moon and Sony DADC currently accept for DVD Mastering.

- DLT III,IV
We accept the DLT III and DLT IV tapes that are readable on a DLT4000, DLT7000 or DLT8000 drive. Images supplied on this media must be written in DDP2.0 or DDP2.1

- DVD (Replicated Disc)
We accept unencrypted manufactured DVDs for mastering. Encrypted discs are not accepted. The media should be high quality free of scratches and imperfections.

- DVD (Recordable Disc)
DVD±R/RW (single or Dual Layer) media are accepted with caution that not all software creates a good Master disc and should be tested before submitting an order. DDP images are now accepted on all DVD recordable formats

*We cannot accept Multi-Session/Multi-Border DVD-R as input media.

- Electronic File Transfer
We do not currently offer Electronic File Transfer of masters. However we are in the process of setting up this service and hope to have it up and running in 2009. Please check with us if you are interested in this service.
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