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A new family of Mini-DVD DigitalMovie discs brings the classic movie-reel look of 4.7GB DigitalMovie media from Verbatim to the Mini DVD format.
The 1x to 4x Mini-DVD-R and 1x to 2x Mini-DVD-RW discs measure 3 inches in diameter, but offer up to 1.4GB of capacity and compliance with DVD Forum specifications. These are designed to support camcorders from Hitachi, Panasonic, Sony and others that use the disc-based Mini-DVD media.
The Mini-DVD DigitalMovie discs feature Verbatim's VideoGard technology that protects against normal home scratches and abrasions. With playback support from most DVD players and DVD-ROM drives, users have the convenience of moving finalized discs from the camcorder to a DVD player for immediate viewing on a TV screen.
About half the size of standard DVDs, Verbatim Mini-DVD discs have the capacity to record 30 minutes of high-quality video, depending on the recording mode, or up to 1.4GB of data, including digital photos, MP3 files and business presentations to a single disc.
Scheduled for January availability, expected street prices were $12.99 for a five-pack of Mini DVD DigitalMovie DVD-R discs and about $12.99 for the Mini DVD DigitalMovie DVD-RW three-pack.
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