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GEAR's DVD Recording Products Compatible with Panasonic's DVDBurnerSupported operating systems include Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, NT 4.0, 2000, Linux and UNIX (October 30, 2001)
GEAR PRO DVD for Windows and GEAR PRO with DVD for Unix and Linux provide feature a familiar graphical user interface that enables drag-and-drop burning of AV and data files as well as directories to the Panasonic DVDBurner.
Applications for these capabilities range from storing text, photos, multimedia files, databases, audio, video and backups to mission-critical archiving, title development, prototyping, and premaster testing.
GEAR also expects that many software developers will also be seeking to embed GEAR's DVD-recording software API in a variety of applications that will target the new Panasonic DVD-RAM/R hardware.
In addition to creating 4.7GB DVDs in the Universal Disc Format (UDF), GEAR PRO products support the creation of DVD volumes in ISO 9660 and Hybrid ISO/UDF formats using the Panasonic DVDBurner's Forum-standard DVD-RAM and DVD-R technologies.
With the reuseable bare or cartridge-protected 4.7GB DVD-RAM media users have ultra-high reliability, random-access editing/playback and more than 100,000 write/overwrite cycles. Because DVD-RAM is a physically addressed medium, data can be written to any location on the disc and users can move to specific segments of the disc to edit their work.
For secure archiving and small-scale distribution, users can record to write-once 4.7GB DVD-R General media that can be played back by nearly every DVD drive, player and recorder in use today.
The Panasonic DVDBurner writes to DVD-R General media at a full 11.08Mb/sec, meeting real-time video requirements. The DVD-RAM media can be written to at 22.16Mb/s (equivalent to 18x CD) excluding verification. In addition to providing playback of DVD videos and DVD-ROMs at up to 6x speeds, the versatile drive provides 24x CD read performance.
Designed to support Panasonic DVDBurner and DVD-RAM drives with either a SCSI or ATAPI interface, GEAR Pro software is available for immediate delivery through GEAR authorized distributors and resellers worldwide with a suggested retail price of $699 for GEAR Pro DVD v2 and $1.499 for GEAR Pro for Unix. GEAR Pro DVD v2 supports Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, NT 4.0 and 2000. GEAR Pro for Unix supports Sun/Solaris, HP UX, SGI Irix, IBM AIX, Digital/Compaq and Linux.
The Panasonic DVDBurner is available for immediate delivery to OEMs, authorized channel partners and consumers. The industry-standard combination rewritable and write-once DVD drive has a street price of less than $500.
About GEAR Software
For more information, please visit the GEAR Software Web site at gearsoftware.com.
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