DVD Authoring

Authoring

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To date, our parent company Post Manchester has authored over 2500 discs with clients, including the BBC, Clarks, Manchester City FC and Reebok, using our DVD duplication service. When it comes to your project, we can help you determine the best solution for you, whether that's a simple auto-play DVD, Blu-ray authoring or an interactive CD-ROM.

We also offer ISO to DDP conversion and ISO to BDCMF conversion, essential for replication. Our in-house design team can produce menu artwork based on your existing designs or corporate identity. Alternatively, we can create new artwork for you, exclusively for your project.

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Authoring

To date our parent company Post Manchester has authored over 2500 discs with clients, including the BBC, Clarks, Manchester City FC and Reebok, using our DVD duplication service. When it comes to your project, we can help you determine the best solution for you, whether that's a simple auto-play DVD, Blu-ray authoring or an interactive CD-ROM.

We also offer ISO to DDP conversion and ISO to BDCMF conversion, essential for replication. Our in-house design team can produce menu artwork based on your existing designs or corporate identity. Alternatively, we can create new artwork for you, exclusively for your project.

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Deluxe Edition Releases

A popular product within the music industry is the Deluxe Edition or anniversary release. These sets often include DVD and/or Blu-ray discs featuring live performances, promos and interviews. Another feature that’s gaining prominence is the album offered on Blu-ray with DTS-HD 5.1 Surround and LPCM stereo.

This is a growing market for Post and we have authored discs for companies including Chrysalis Records, One Little Independent, and Frontiers Music. and artists including Adam Ant, Midge Ure, Mr.Big and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Should you need Music DVD authoring or Music Blu-ray Authoring, contact us today on 0161 432 9012 for more information.


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DVD
Capacities:
Single-layer - 4.7GB
Dual-layer - 8.5GB

A Single-layer DVD can hold 1 hour of video, with a Dual-layer holding a maximum of 2 hours. We can author simple auto-play DVDs (with or without a looped function) through to complex multi-menu discs with subtitles and animated menus.

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CD
Capacity:
700MB

CD-ROMs are an affordable option when you need simple interactive content in a universal format. Using Flash software, we can also incorporate menus, video and documents into the project.

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Blu-ray
Capacities:
Single-layer - 25GB
Dual-layer - 50GB

A single-layer Blu-ray can hold 135 minutes of HD video, with a Dual-layer holding a maximum of 3 hours. We author simple auto-play Blu-rays (with or without a looped function) through to complex multi-menu discs with subtitles and animated menus.

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DVD
Capacities:
4.7GB | 8.5GB

We can author simple auto-play DVDs (with or without a looped function) through to complex multi-menu discs with subtitles and animated menus.

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CD
Capacity:
700MB

Using Flash software, we can incorporate menus, video and documents into your CD-ROM project.

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Blu-ray
Capacities:
25GB | 50GB

We author simple auto-play Blu-rays (with or without a looped function) through to complex multi-menu discs with subtitles and animated menus.


Video Formats
Source material can be provided in any digital format (mov, avi, Mpeg, H.264) and uploaded via WeTransfer, Hightail or Dropbox. We also have an FTP site (contact us for login details). Tape formats such as HDV, Digital Betacam, BetaSP, DVCAM and Mini DV are also acceptable, as are FCP, AVID and Premiere projects and files.


BDCMF Image Creation
BDCMF image files are essential if you plan to replicate Blu-ray discs at a manufacturing facility. We can create these image files for you – at a competitive rate – as part of our full authoring service. Alternatively, you can provide us with a completed disc image (ISO) or build folders (BDMV and Certificate) which we will convert to BDCMF. (Please note that ISO is our preferred format to work with as it contains crucial layout information). Contact us for details.


Subtitling
Post Manchester frequently author subtitled DVDs and Blu-ray discs using each of the formats’ inherent subtitling capabilities. These capabilities allow for multi-lingual subtitles to be programmed on to each disc. It takes approximately 30 minutes to subtitle 1 minute of programme time, however, we do not charge for dubs used in the subtitling process. Also, if you can supply a completed .srt file, this can be imported into the DVD or Blu-ray project and adapted at minimal cost.