Verbatim announced the world’s first Mini DVD-R Dual Layer (DL) disc, measuring three inches (8cm) in diameter, and providing 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.
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 VideoGard technology. The VideoGard protective coating on the disc surface makes irreplaceable home videos and photos 40 times more resistant to damage.
“Our new Mini DVD-R Dual Layer discs deliver the convenience of longer recording times that camcorder users want without the drawbacks of double-sided DVD media,” said Tim Clatterbuck, Verbatim Optical Storage Manager.
Mini DVD-R DL discs in blister and jewel case 3-packs will be available in the U.S. and Canada through leading retailers, Internet resellers and distributors at the end of August. The MSRP for the 3-packs will be $24.99 US.