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Maxell Brings New Optical Media for XDCAM HD

Maxell Corp. of America has introduced its new Pro Disc optical media for the Sony XDCAM HD video systems.

Maxell's new Professional Disc media offers high capacity storage, fast transfer rates and rugged design. The disc uses a high-precision, plastic cartridge to protect against dust and handling.

"Direct-to-disc recording provides video professionals and broadcasters in all specialties with the speed, flexibility and physical capabilities that allow them to bring a new dimension to their work," said Anthony Petruzziello, director of sales for Maxell Professional Products. "Our new Professional Disc for XDCAM systems provides an element of quality and performance that gives our customers confidence in what they capture and produce will end up on the screen as they envision it."

The new re-writable disc has 23.3 GB of storage capacity, up to 122 minutes of record/playback time in the HD format (MPEG HD LP mode), more than 65 minutes in the HD -format (MPEG HD HQ mode), about 45 minutes at 50 Mbps in the SD format (MPEG IMX) and up to 85 minutes in the SD format (DVCAM).

The new XDCAM Professional Disc media also transfers at 72 Mbps with one optical head and 144 Mbps with two optical heads. It has a unique phase-change recording layer that creates a highly durable recording surface, low error rate and the ability to capture 1080i video and four tracks of audio. It also provides file-based recording and fast random access.

Maxell will be in booth C7736.