Turnkey DVD creation from JVC

Turnkey DVD creation from JVC

JVC Professional Computer Products has combined with Minerva Systems, Zapex Technologies and Smart Storage to introduce True Video DVD Systems, a turnkey kit for creating DVD-ROM and/or DVD-Video discs. The devices enable multiple users to create content from their desktops, and then test the DVD image on the network by utilizing a high-speed network card.

To create content, a user can encode material in MPEG-2 video and Dolby Digital elementary streams or multiplexed VOB asset files using Zapex`s encoder boards. The system also supports ISO 9660 (Level 1 and Level 3), Joliet, UDF and Hybrid formatting.

Adding Minerva`s optional Impression software provides users with non-linear editing or multimedia production capabilities through an easy-to-use GUI. With Smart Storage`s DVD RomMaker, the user can create a virtual DVD image and simulate playback performance on the targeted playback systems.

The True Video DVD "Turn-Key" system price starts at $35,995 and includes the DVD RomMaker software, hardware encoder and decoder, and multiple SCSI drives integrated in a dual Pentium II system running Windows NT. The "DVD Starter Kits" include the single PCI audio/video encoder and DVD RomMaker software for $18,995. www.jvc.net.

This article was originally published on June 01, 1999