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Updates to The Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ

The latest updates, changes and additions to The Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ:

STMicroelectronics STB Chip MoCA Certified

STMicroelectronics announced that it has obtained MoCA®1.1 certification for its STi7108M video decoder, enabling HD Set-Top Boxes (STBs) and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) to share content and services throughout the home.

Sorenson Media Releases Squeeze 7 Video Encoder

Sorenson Media announced that it has released its Sorenson Squeeze 7 video encoding software.

STMicroelectronics STB Chips Support New Security Technologies

STMicroelectronics announced that it is sampling Set-Top Box (STB) decoder chips that support the latest security and content protection technologies, including the NDS VideoGuard Security Kernel and DVB-CSA3 descrambler system.

Sigma Processor Powers Verismo STB

Sigma Designs announced that its SMP8652 secure media processor is being used inside Verismo Networks’ broadband TV set-top-box (STB).

MainConcept Launches Reference 2.1 Transcoder

MainConcept GmbH announced that it has released version 2.1 of its Reference professional video transcoding application for Windows and Macintosh platforms.

ViewSonic Embraces Sigma Media Processors

ViewSonic and Sigma Designs announced that ViewSonic’s new VMP74 and VMP75 Media Players are based on Sigma’s SMP8650 series media processor System-on-Chip (SoC) products. According to the statement, ViewSonic’s new media players allow consumers to surf the web, watch television programs from around the world and tap into online video sources.

ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre Certified for Blu-ray 3D

ArcSoft announced that ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre has received Blu-ray 3D (Profile 5) certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA).

The Ins and Outs of Blu-ray Disc Replication and Licensing

It takes more than just imagination and hard work to put together a Blu-ray video disc. Outside of the usual authoring mechanics, content owners and publishers must not only make physical production decisions but also contend with numerous legal and financial obligations to the technology, patent, trademark, and other intellectual property holders.

Blu-ray Disc Licensing for Small Publishers, Duplicators, and Independent Studios

Whether we acknowledge, like, or even understand them, we all have obligations. Traditionally, legal responsibilities for videographers, photographers, filmmakers, and service bureaus fall along the lines of managing copyright interests as well as privacy and publicity rights. Distributing digital audio, video, text, and still images, either electronically or on physical media, often involves equally important [...]

HD Camcorders – Writable Blu-ray Disc vs. HD DVD

We all know that writable Blu-ray Discs (BD) store a lot more information than HD DVDs. But does it really matter? When it comes to employing them in next-generation high-definition (HD) camcorders, it certainly does.

Writable DVDs for Blu-ray and HD DVD Video

To my mind, seamless evolution requires that, in addition to their own media, BD and HD DVD devices record and play high-definition video (HD) content to and from writable DVD (DVD±R/DL/RW) discs.