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Imation Video Shows How HD DVD And Blu-ray Media Is Made

Postby Ian on Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:57 am

Imation has released a new video called "Imation: Into The Blue." The video gives a short tour of their manufacturing facility in Minnesota and has a few clips showing how the media is manufactured.

http://www.imation.com/intotheblue/

There's also a 14 minute video podcast available.
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Postby [buck] on Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:00 pm

Be sure to download the podcast... it contains much more actual manufacturing footage than the stream that plays automatically.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:00 pm

downloading podcast now :wink:

Hrm, Quicktime is refusing to play it.... any ideas?
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Postby Ian on Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:44 pm

Quicktime played it for me. I had to manually open it though. The extension wasn't recognized.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:16 pm

mine downloaded as a .mov.... I'll try again.

Ok, when I downloaded it as a .m4v it worked on Quicktime. The difference was I didn't right click and "save as" the second time. I don't know why it made a difference though.

Very nice video! Reminds me of when I got to tour a DVD replication facility. There is nothing cooler then watching the disc spin when they're being coated!

Did anyone else catch the part where they said they had 5 machines that could manufacture HDDVD or BluRay? I was under the impression they were too different for this to be possible with a single machine!
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Postby MediumRare on Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:02 pm

Sounds interesting! How big are these files? 10 MiB? 100 MiB? Is Quicktime required (I don't have it installed at present).

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:22 pm

MediumRare wrote:Sounds interesting! How big are these files? 10 MiB? 100 MiB? Is Quicktime required (I don't have it installed at present).

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About 70MB for the podcast, and I think you need Quicktime.
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Postby DrageMester on Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:29 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:and I think you need Quicktime.
I have QuickTime installed and it plays this podcast, but at least on my system this podcast also plays in Windows Media Player 10 and in Nero ShowTime 2.0.1.9 (Nero 6.6).
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:23 pm

DrageMester wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:and I think you need Quicktime.
I have QuickTime installed and it plays this podcast, but at least on my system this podcast also plays in Windows Media Player 10 and in Nero ShowTime 2.0.1.9 (Nero 6.6).


Well, I can't use WMP10 on my home PC, and I don't think my work PC has been upgraded to that point yet.
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Postby pika2000 on Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:37 pm

Nah, next thing you know, they'll just use whatever crap CMC throws out.
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Postby RJW on Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:07 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:Did anyone else catch the part where they said they had 5 machines that could manufacture HDDVD or BluRay? I was under the impression they were too different for this to be possible with a single machine!


You allready said it yourself. To different for a single machine.
A machine is a machine not a process line so at least 5 machines are the same and one is different.
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