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Designed For - DVD Producers / Content Holders, Corporate Media Depts. Indie Film Makers, etc.


DVD Studio Pro® Project Proofing Service

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Be Sure to Have Trai Look Over Your Files Before Replication

Trai Forrester is the World's Acknowledged Leading Authority on DVD Studio Pro®

Trai got his start with DVD Studio Pro in the spring of 1999 when the program was known as Astarte DVDirector. Trai became the world's leading Astarte Dealer/Distributor by fall of 1999, traveling throughout the country, installing and training on the new system, helping bring in scores of early adopting studios into DVD Production.

Apple hires Trai Forrester as a private consultant in April, 2001, to help introduce DVD Studio Pro 1.0, at NAB. Photo credit: Lou Skriba

Trai introduces the first (and still only) comprehensive DVD Studio Pro Scripting Tutorials disc in July, 2001.

"Trai's scripting disc taught me how to 'think DVD' - Marc McCoy

Trai Founded TFDVD.com a DVD Studio Pro support site, in 2001.

"I'm beginning to understand. All DVD Studio Pro roads lead to Trai" - A Poster on 2-Pop, Spring, 2002

Unsolicited comments from TFDVD.com members, during 2002/2003

Trai collaborates with John Brisbin Releasing the "TFDVDSP Engine",the first and still only, professional DVD Studio Pro Advanced Play List Project Templates - early 2002

Trai released the "TFDVD-9 Maker" the workaround to DVD SP's DVD-9 formatting bug - summer 2002'. For almost 2 years afterwards, it's the only way to guarantee a spec compliant DVD-9 in DVD Studio Pro®.

Trai led the development of DVDAfterEdit, beginning in Fall, 2002. The program was originally designed to extend DVD Studio Pro's capabilities.


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DVD DLT Pre-Mastering

Our DLT Pre-mastering packages include special DVD testing to make sure your DVD Image is DVD-Video Specification compliant and truly ready for replication.


Two DVD DLT Pre-mastering Packages to Choose From:

TFDVD Research Labs' DLT pre-mastering
is bullet-proof... and guaranteed.

1) DLT Pre-mastering with Eclipse Image Analysis® and the 
MEI DVD-Video Verifier® testing

This DLT Pre-mastering package assures your DVD Image is DVD Specification compliant and that your replicator will have no problems with the DLT submission.

Send in your VIDEO_TS folder, Jacket Pictures, and ROM data (build folder from any DVD authoring system) or DDP 2.0 Image on hard drive (Fire wire or USB 2.0) or USB sticks; or please inquire about FTP transmission (we're on high-speed fiber optic here).

Once we receive the materials, we'll format your data into a DDP Image, including with CSS copy protection and Macrovision, if specified; or work with your submitted DDP 2.0 Image directly. From there, we'll extract the VIDEO_TS folder out of the DDP Image and perform our exclusive DVD testing, including first with the MEI DVD-Video Verifier®. Then, we'll burn the Image to DVD Recordable and play it in several of our players that have proven over the years to show weaknesses in the different authoring system's builds. If all's well, we'll then use Eclipse ImageCopy® to transfer the DDP Image to DLT tape. An Eclipse Image Analysis® test is run on the Image during this transfer process.

Professional Image Submission is the Way to Go

Next, we'll label and package the tapes and include an Eclipse ImageAnalysis® report for submission to the replication plant. We can forward directly to your replicator, or ship back to you, or your client. Turn around time is 24 - 48 business hours.

Special consideration: If we find something that needs correcting in the Image and if it's a simple settings change we can make here; we will - no extra charge. Or, if it's something only your authoring system can redo, we'll instruct you on how to make the change(s) and resubmit to us - again, no extra charge for the first resubmission. If the Image has serious problems, we'll tell you how to do things differently, to fix it yourself for resubmission to us at no extra charge, or provide you with a reasonable quote to do it here, if time is of the essence.

Important Note: This DLT pre-mastering package does not include full proofing of your DVD, but serves as the proper ancillary capacity to your own in-house QC. Our full testing/proofing package is always highly recommended. Please check out the services if you would like us to handle the full proofing of your DVD-R 'Release Candidate'; checking the authoring/disc navigation and proofing/watching of all your Mpeg streams, dvd usability testing, etc.

Be assured - New Constellation Technologies' DLT Pre-mastering packages are the best way to insure smooth sailing at the plant, and beyond.

Warning Notice: There are other companies who may offer to "write the DLT tapes for you". None of these entities use the EclipseSuite and ImageAnalysis® and the MEI DVD-Video Verifier tools, etc. to verify their work. In fact, no third part entity writing DLT tapes for studios, can be considered professional, unless they're employing Eclipse ImageAnalysis® to insure valid images are written.

Please call Trai directly with questions at at 800-213-2297 or 610-924-9204 and receive a great quote. Or, contact Trai by email, if you prefer.

Submitting an Eclipse Image Analysis® report along with the DLTs, proving the Image's viability, is the best way to protect the job at the plant.

DVD-R Image
submission can easily unnecessarily blow
a clients' deadline

Fact: A minimum of an overall 10% (or more) DVD-R Image submissions to replicators are rejected outright, due to the replicator's optical drive not being able to read all the sectors.

2) Premiere DVD Project Proofing, DLT Pre-mastering Package

This is our flagship package which combines most of the services listed on this site. There is plenty of phone consultation time, project proofing, player bank testing, etc. We see your project before replication, as a DVD-R 'Release Candidate' and after as manufactured Check Discs, for instance. Please click here for a full description.

Please call Trai (610-924-9204) to discuss your upcoming project, and for a multi-package discount quote.