Duplication

DVD/CD

We can duplicate DVD and CD media and print on the discs. We outsource large scale printing of box inserts, but other than that can duplicate 1000 discs in a day printed and packed. The discs can be packaged in paper or plastic envelopes, clam shells, jewel cases or DVD boxes, with or withour inserts, in black or clear plastic.

Blu-Ray

A-M-A-R-I-A-M Productions have fully kitted Blu-ray authoring and burning facilities on site at our studios in Johannesburg.

What is BluRay?

Blu-ray Disc (also known as BD or Blu-ray) is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format. Its main uses are for storing high-definition video, PlayStation 3 video games, and other data, with up to 25 GB per single layered, and 50 GB per dual layered disc.

What can a Blu-ray can do that a DVD can’t?

First of all, a Blu-ray disc can hold much more video than a DVD, and that video will be of significantly higher quality. In addition, the Blu-ray’s HD specification provides for many features not available on a DVD. The most important difference is that Blu-ray players can play full HD video, in either 1080i or 720p (Blu-ray player model dependant) via the Blu-ray player’s HDMI or DVI port. DVD’s are limited to playing either PAL or NTSC video with a maximum video image size of 720×576, whereas the Blu-ray HD image is 1920×1080.

How much does Blu-ray cost?

Blu-ray authoring depends very much on the size and format of the video you have to start with, but the following costing serves as a guideline for Blu-ray authoring and burning:

Encoding Blu-ray mpeg off your existing video file (Quicktime, AVI) = R950 per 30 minutes of video

Authoring DVD (includes menu and navigation) = R550 per hour (depending on how complex your required menu is). Minimum of 1 hour

Blu-ray discs = R100 for single layer (25GB) and R450 for dual layer (50GB)