· DVD Manufacturing Procedure ·
are many steps involved in DVD replication. Here is a summary and the normal turn
time of each stage.
Your video source is encoded to MPEG-2
format, and a menu is designed according to your specification. You may also have
multiple soundtracks in different languages or with commentary. Typical turn time:
1 to 2 weeks. One test DVD-R is made for your approval, and a DLT is made for
glass mastering. In the case of a DVD-10, 2 DVD-Rs and 2 DLT tapes are made. For
a DVD-9, 2 DLTs must be properly authored.
Glass mastering and test
pressing: a handful of test
discs can be made and sent to you for approval. These discs are
not silkscreened. Turn: 4 to 7 days. Please ask your sales rep for current pricing of test copies.
Final pressing and silkscreening:
After your approval, the discs are replicated, silkscreened, and
packaged. Turn: 4 to 7 days (not including any insert printing
which must be ready before this stage).
The discs are shipped to you or your distribution points. We must be advised of
the final shipping destination(s) when estimating the job.