Verbatim Corporation announced today the world's first Mini DVD-R Dual Layer (DL) disc. Measuring only three inches (8cm) in diameter, the new discs provide nearly a full hour of continuous video capture time or 2.66GB of storage capacity on a single side. Verbatim Mini DVD-R DL media will be available at the end of August 2006 in North America, where the new Canon DC22 Mini DVD-R DL-compatible camcorder will be launched. Shipments to other parts of the world will begin when the new Mini DVD-R DL-compatible camcorders become available locally.
Featuring two recording layers on a single side, Verbatim's new Mini DVD-R DL discs provide almost twice the capacity of current mini DVD-R discs. Fully compatible with the DVD-R DL specification approved by the DVD Forum, the media can be recorded with compatible camcorders and played back with the majority of DVD players. It is suitable for applications such as recording and sharing home movies, sporting events, training videos, and business presentations as well as digital audio, photos, and graphics.
For added protection against the scratches and abrasion that can occur during normal camcorder and home use, the Mini DVD-R DL media features Verbatim's innovative VideoGard technology. The VideoGard protective coating on the disc surface makes irreplaceable home videos and photos 40 times more resistant to damage. The combination of Verbatim's premium-quality media with VideoGard protection provides users with the assurance that they have the best media on the market for storing, viewing and sharing their special memories and that they'll be able to enjoy them for years to come. "