Trade in your old system for a min $500 discount

November 12th, 2010 Comments Off

We’ve just announced an extension of our hugely successful trade in program. Simply trade in any used duplication equipment from Rimage or Primera for a minimum $500 discount on any new 2-drive Scribe or Director system, or $1,000 on a 4-drive Scribe or Director Series.

When it comes to upgrading or replacing current equipment , many users ‘stick with what they know’ . With MF digital, we don’t lock you into special consumables , nor do we insist on expensive support contracts.

Why not contact us – we can guide you to the best product in our range for your needs – one that does not lock you into a proprietary eco system.

Ripstation MediaGrabber now updated

November 12th, 2010 Comments Off

We have just put live the latest and greates MediaGrabber build. This adds a lot of error checking and the ability to run processes at both disc and batch completion – useful for file moves or server loading. The changes make the platform much more extensoble for any application.

Of note also is that the batch encoding section has been completely rewritten from scratch – this allows for very flexible set up and support for MP4, MKV, Xvid and FLV as standard plus optional Theora and webm to comply with HTML5. It also adds routines for converting all titles on disc or isolating the main title only.

Contact support now to upgrade.

Ripstation DataGrabber

November 3rd, 2010 Comments Off

We have just released our latest version of DataGrabber which supports enhanced logging, MD5 checks and a number of other features added based on feedback from our user base and with our commitment to continual product development.

DataGrabber has been a great product with use by government agencies, archives and media companies to get data from DVD or CD to hard drive fast and efficiently.

Industry and Company News As It Happens

November 3rd, 2010 Comments Off

At MF Digital we pride ourselves on our products, our service and our industry knowledge. From this page we want to share with you what we know, whats happening , special offers, new product releases and perhaps even some random thoughts!

Subscribe to this feed, check in often and drop a comment on any of our posts.

Content Delivery is Our Business – whatever the media

October 20th, 2010 Comments Off

Whether you wish to distribute or store your data on disc, USB or other flash memory, we pride ourselves on delivering tailor-made solutions that utilise the very latest technology. Which means listening to what you want. Talking through the options and finding the answer that works best for you. Now and in the future. It’s this approach that has enabled us to deliver projects on time and in budget again and again…and keeps businesses coming back to our expert team year after year. If you would like to talk to the team about finding the right content delivery solution for your business, we’re here to help and ready to listen.

Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will be happy to talk to you regarding which option is best for your next CD,DVD or USB project. To reach us by phone, make sure to call us at 800 645 8461 ext 206.

As always, we offer quality DVD CD Duplication and Replication at low rates and with quick turn-around times. We staff a dedicated sales support team, graphic design artists and maintain an expansive line of duplication, replication and printing equipment to handle all your media requests.

TDK Develops 1TB Optical Disc

October 3rd, 2010 Comments Off

TDK has now revealed a 1TB monster of its own at CEATEC. Unlike existing Blu-rays which use four recording layers at most, TDK’s creation features 16 layers on both sides of the disc, each capable of storing up to 32GB apiece. If you’re keeping track of the optical storage arms race, that’s seven more gigabytes per layer than Pioneer’s 400GB and 500GB disc achievements made back in 2008. TDK’s prototype also has the potential to leverage existing Blu-ray technologies, since it’s made from a material already found in BDs and shares the same beam aperture. On the down side, the current version’s recording layers measure 260μm — that’s more than twice as thick as its Blu-ray counterpart — and causes aberrations in today’s fat-layer-hating optical lenses. Outside of its Biggest Loser qualifications, though, TDK says “its commercialization depends on disc manufacturers.” Considering the company has yet to sell the 10-layer 320GB discs revealed at CEATEC 2009, however, we’re doubtful this 1TB improvement will hit stores anytime soon.

Formats Unlimited is now offering it’s customers a Special CD Offer

July 19th, 2010 Comments Off

- Get 200 full color CD’s,
- 4/1 insert
- Slim jewelcase,
- Clear wrap,
- Free shipping! (continental US),
…… all for only $469.00!

Make sure to take advantage of this great cost-saving offer as it is a limited time offer. For more details on our CD Special please contact us at  800 645 8461 ext 206.

Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will be happy to talk to you regarding which option is best for your next CD and DVD project. As always, we offer quality DVD CD Duplication and Replication at low rates and with quick turn-around times. We staff a dedicated sales support team, graphic design artists and maintain an expansive line of duplication, replication and printing equipment to handle all your media requests.

New Standards for Estimation of Archival Lifetime of Optical Media

June 24th, 2010 Comments Off

The 99th General Assembly of ECMA has approved an updated version of the ECMA-379 standard for the estimation of the lifetetime of optical media as well as the ECMA-382 2nd edition standard for DVD-R for DL discs.The latest ECMA-379 3rd Edition includes all essential testing guidelines for the estimation of the archival lifetetime of optical media.

The project represented by the standard document provides a methodology that includes the testing of DVD-R/-RW/-RAM, +R/+RW optical discs. The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) initiated work on this subject and developed the initial drafts. Following that development, the project was moved to Ecma International TC31 for further development and finalization.

The latest ECMA-379 3rd Edition includes essential information about the test’s stress conditions, ambient conditions, controlled storage condition, e.g. 25 °C and 50 % RH, using the Eyring model, uncontrolled storage condition, e.g. 30 °C and 80 % RH, using the Arrhenius model, evaluation system description, specimen preparation, data acquisition procedure and data interpretation.The methodology includes only the effects of temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH). It does not attempt to model degradation due to complex failure mechanism kinetics, nor does it test for exposure to light, corrosive gases, contaminants, handling, and variations in playback subsystems.

The ECMA-379 3rd edition standard follows the ECMA-379 1st Edition, which was approved as an ISO/IEC IS 10995 Standard and published in April 2008. ECMA-379 2nd Edition was technically identical with the published ISO/IEC Standard IS 10995 1st Edition. ECMA-379 3rd Edition is editorial amendment including corrections of some calculations, and Bootstrap method was deleted. Although Bootstrap method has no problem in itself, however, miscalculation might be caused depending on the data set conditions, ECMA said.

ECMA also released the second version of the ECMA-382 2nd edition “120 mm (8,54 Gbytes per side) and 80 mm (2,66 Gbytes per side) DVD Recordable Disk for Dual Layer (DVD-R for DL).” This second version of the standard specifies two Types of dual layer Recordable optical discs, one (Type 1S) making use of recording on only a single side of the disc and yielding a nominal capacity of 8,54 Gbytes for a 120 mm disc and 2,66 Gbytes for an 80 mm disc, the other (Type 2S) making use of recording on both sides of the disc and yielding a nominal capacity of 17,08 Gbytes for a 120 mm disc and 5,32 Gbytes for an 80 mm disc. Compared to the first version, it has for editorial corrections and clarifications.