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CFA Communications reduces DVD production time with Optibase

The company is using the MovieMaker 200S Publisher with Apple’s DVD Studio Pro 3.0 to gain efficiencies for high-volume DVD encoding and authoring
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Optibase’s MovieMaker 200S Publisher board has allowed CFA Communications, in Toronto, to reduce the time necessary to complete catalog DVDs for major movie distributors and titles for individual library owners.

Optibase's MovieMaker 200S for Macintosh MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding technology has been installed at Toronto's CFA Communications, one of the largest DVD production facilities in Canada.

CFA is using the MovieMaker 200S Publisher with Apple’s DVD Studio Pro 3.0 to gain efficiencies for its high-volume DVD encoding and authoring environment. The company operates nine DVD production workstations, completing everything from catalog DVDs for major movie distributors to titles for individual library owners.

Since adding the new encoding workstation, CFA has saved up to three hours off the processing time required to produce a top-quality 90-to-120-minute entertainment DVD. CFA is running its MovieMaker 200S Publisher board, comprised of Optibase MPEG encoding hardware, on an Apple Power Mac G5 workstation with a dual 2GB processor and 1GB of RAM.

Using the new Mac-based Optibase encoding system, CFA can take in video feeds and quickly convert them for DVD authoring. This represents an improvement over alternative methods for the new Apple system, which would have required CFA to do an uncompressed capture or work with a variety of digital video compressions and then process the media to MPEG-2.

MPEG MovieMaker 200S comes bundled with MPEG Composer, Optibase's encoding management application, which offers a user-friendly interface for selecting either presets or specific encoding parameters.

For more information, visit www.optibase.com.

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