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Archive for March, 2011

What is Short Run CD or DVD Duplication?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
There are two types of duplication, large and small quantity. Large quantity duplication, duplication over 1,000 discs, is usually not duplication at all. For large orders they are usually replicated where the actual disc is poured and stamped with the information. 
Small quantity or Short Run CD or DVD duplication is done by burning pre-made discs. For small orders, under 1,000, Short-Run DVD or CD Duplication is the preferred method. There are certain qualifications that will tell you if you need Short Run Duplication: 

1. Time Frame: If you need it in a week or less. 

2. Need under 1,000 discs 

3. Don’t want to make a huge investment all at once 

This is used for the band who wants 100 CDs for a weekend performance or for a company that needs 25 sets of 4 discs each. Short run duplication is also great for people who want to run a trial balloon on a CD or DVD project or just don’t have the cash for investing in a 1,000 discs or more. 

At CC Video Duplication, we also allow you to combine masters on duplication orders, so you can get the lowest price. For example, if you have a 4 disc set and you need 25 of them, we would give you the 100 disc price instead of the 25 disc price. That saves you a great deal of money. 

We also offer many packaging options and the choice of paper labels or on-disc thermal printing. If you have anymore questions click on the DVD Duplication or the CD Duplication link. 

  
 

Converting PAL/SECAM to NTSC

Friday, March 18th, 2011

When people travel overseas to Europe or the Far East they buy a keepsake or souvenir video of famous places they visited.  Once they get home they put the video into the machine only to see snow on the screen or the words “Cannot play Disc” or something of the sort.

The problem is that you have a video that is not in the NTSC format.  Here in America we use what is known as NTSC - National Television System Committee.  This standard was adopted in 1953.  In 2009 we have a new standard called ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee).  NTSC and ATSC are the same thing only now it includes digital video.

PAL - Phase Alternating Line, was developed in Europe in the early 1960’s.  PAL and its French cousin SECAM (Séquentiel couleur à mémoire, which is French for “Sequential Color with Memory) are incompatable with NTSC.  Another format that will not play in America is MESECAM or Middle Eastern SECAM.  As the name implies, it is used in Middle Eastern countries, Russia and former Soviet Union countries. 

We at CC Video Duplication can convert PAL, SECAM, and even MESCAM to the NTSC format.  Click on the European Video to DVD  link to find out more information.