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

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DVD Studio Pro® Project Proofing Service

AVOID Becoming A Statistic...

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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New Constellation
Technologies
is licensed with
the industry's best
DVD Verification
capability

DVD Forum License

Home | DVD Player Bank

Make Sure Your Clients' DVD Plays Well 
in the Market...Before It Gets There
 
Trai Forrester has designed DVD Check Disc Proofing procedures so rock-solid, they should be standard in the industry to proof million run discs (they're not). And these methods are used on your DVD Check Disc, even if you're only running a thousand.
 
Prior to Player Bank testing your DVD Check Disc, TFDVD Research Labs' exclusive DVD Emulation (step-through of your DVDs' navigation programming), and inspection of your DVD's asset 'domain' placement, MEI DVD-Video Verifier® testing, and Eclipse ImageAnalysis® and Disc Read Performance Scan testing, help pinpoint and refine our Player Bank testing for you.
 

This battery of exclusive tests beforehand, allows us to zero in on and catch errors that other DVD testing facilities will miss... and remember, the replicator doesn't test for DVD-Video specification compliance, correct DVD authoring, playability, compatibility, usability, etc., at all.

It is Trai's 10 years of experience at the 'Spec' level of DVD that has identified the need for these preliminary procedures, and coupled with your specific DVD project testing requests, makes the most solid testing matrix.

 

The Player Bank:

At TFDVD Research Labs, we use these racks of players for everything; our major DVD Check Disc Proofing efforts, and we'll use some or all of the players to test out the DVD-R Release Candidate - to check compatibility in a number of the players concerning some disc asset feature or asset domain placement configuration, etc.

The Player Bank also comes in handy as a part of our preflight testing with DVD Authoring for DVD Producers package.

Several times a year, TFDVD Research Labs' Player Bank is enlisted in DVD authoring tool and similar corporate DVD product development.

Also, in the last several years, we've really upgraded the capabilities of the entire DVD industry with our Check Disc Proofing package. The combination of Eclipse® Disc Read Performance testing and the Player Bank, has time and again provided the documentation proving the need to redo entire replication runs, saving our clients from having bad discs make it onto the market.
 

Bottom Line: TFDVD Research Labs' standard Player Bank testing methods and procedures are unique and superior to those in use at West Coast testing facilities - and at less cost for almost 50% more players used in the testing.

 
TFDVD Research Labs - the most thorough DVD Check Disc Proofing in the Industry
 
A Comparison of 
TFDVD Research Labs with "The Testing Group, Inc." 
formerly Intellikey Labs™ 
(and all other 'West Coast' DVD Check Disc testing facilities)
TFDVD Research Labs
The Testing
Group, Inc. (formerly Intellikey Labs™)

Calibrated Disc Read Performance Tests prior to player bank testing to determine if the Check Discs have any manufacturing errors on them that could effect playback; and if suspected problem areas are found, to include playing these areas as part of the overall Player Bank Testing?
Yes 
(Standard)
No
(not offered)
Full testing of all the Check Disc's file systems before player bank testing commences - so it is known where on the disc to focus playback testing and what to look for?
Yes 
(Standard)
No 
(not offered)
DVD-Video Spec. Compliance testing with the DVD Forum's MEI DVD-Video Verifier® on all Check Discs?
Yes 
(Standard)
No 
(not offered)
Licensed with the 'replicator respected' EclipseSuite® of DVD Image verification and analysis tools, which not only verify the DVD Image, but also have tools critical to help determine if a Check Disc is ready for market?
Yes
No
Eclipse ImageAnalysis® testing of all DVD Check Discs?
Yes 
(Standard)
No
(not offered)
Top staff at the 'expert level' in understanding all phases of DVD production / asset creation, encoding, DLT Pre-mastering and DVD Authoring at the DVD "Spec." level'?
Yes
No
Licensed with the DVD Forum for DVD-Video, and in possession of the DVD Specification Book sets, to help troubleshoot simple to exotic problems?
Yes
No
Solutions to disc navigation problems found are given at the command level of particular DVD authoring systems to help fix the problem? Example: "In Scenarist, please make sure all non entry PGCs in the VTSM domain are placed physically after the Entry Menu ID PGCs, to follow DVD Specifications and avoid problems in those DVD players".
Yes 
(Standard)
No
(not offered)
Inspect all the Check Disc's programming at the machine command level, i.e., Domain, PGC, navigation coding, GPRM/SPRM value proofing, etc?
Yes 
(Standard)
No
(not offered)
Full range of expert DVD Production services, i.e., Overflow and advanced DVD authoring for authoring studios, DLT Pre-mastering, DVD Authoring consultation, Replication Troubleshooting, etc?
Yes
No
Watch all the video streams on your DVD to catch encoding/decoding errors, as standard?
Yes
No 
($ Extra)
Focused only on DVD?
Yes
No
Cost... Please contact Trai Forrester to discuss things - and with your DVD release schedule for the upcoming year. We will provide you with a great quote.
Less $
More $
 
Receive a more thorough evaluation of your DVD
 
 
Please contact Trai Forrester to discuss your DVD projects. We have various Player Bank Testing packages, which can be customized to you and your client's needs.

TFDVD Research Labs Current List of 145 Test Players, as of 8/22/07
ACCURIAN ADP-7030
2005
MICROSOFT XBOX 360
2007
SONY DVP-NS575P
2006
ADVENT-TV/DVD14I8A
2006
XBOX HD DVD PLAYER
2007
SONY DVP-S360
2006
APEX AD1110W
2004
NEXT PLAY NP625-FB
2007
SONY DVP-NS71HP
2006
APEX 1201
2004
NORCENT DP-315
2004
SONY DVP-NS71H
2005
APEX AD1145
2004
OPPO DV-970HD
2006
SONY PLAYSTATION 2
2005
APEX AD3201
2002
ORITRON DVD-4119
2005
SONY RDR-GX330
2005
APEX AD-600A
2001
PANASONIC DVD-S53
2007
SONY DVP-NS75P
2005
AUDIOVOX D1708
2006
PANASONIC DVD-S29
2006
SONY DVP-NS55P
2005
CLASSIC DVD54S
2006
PANASONIC DVD-S1
2006
SONY DVP-NS70H
2005
CLEARPLAY CP-007
2007
PANASONIC PVD-4743S
2004
SONY DVP-NS50P
2005
COBY DVD-209
2007
PANASONIC DVD-F87
2004
SONY DVP-570D
2004
COBY DVD-224
2006
PANASONIC DMR-ES10
2003
SONY DVP-NC675P
2004
CYBERHOME DVD300
2005
PANASONIC DVD-RV32
2002
SONY DVP-NS725P
2004
DAEWOO DVG-5000N
2003
PHILIPS DVP-5960
2007
SONY SLV-D300P
2004
DAYTEK 868V50
2003
PHILIPS DVP-5140
2007
SONY DVP-NS425P
2004
DENON DVD-557
2006
PHILIPS DVP-1013
2007
SONY DVP-NS300
2003
DENON DVD-1710
2004
PHILIPS DVP-3140
2007
SONY DVP-S560D
2003
DIGITAL LABS DL675-HD
2006
PHILIPS DVP-642
2005
SONY DVP-NS755V
2002
DIGITAL MAX DMD-RO501
2005
PHILIPS DVP-711
2000
SONY DVP-NL675P
2001
EMERSON EWD-7003
2003
POLAROID PDV-10008NU
2007
SYLVANIA DVL-100E
2006
GO VIDEO D-640
2005
POLAROID DVD1421
2006
SYLVANIA DVR-91G
2006
GPX D-1816SIL
2007
POLAROID DHX-202
2006
TOSHIBA SD-555SA
2007
INSIGNIA NS-1UCDVD
2007
POLAROID DHM-0100
2005
TOSHIBA SD-5000
2007
JVC XV-N332
2006
PIONEER DV-400V
2007
TOSHIBA SD-4000
2006
JVC XV-N310B
2006
PIONEER DV-578A
2005
TOSHIBA SD-K560SU
2006
JVC XV-S502SL
2004
PIONEER DV-343
2001
TOSHIBA SD-3990SU
2006
JVC XV-M50
2003
PIONEER DV-4700
2001
TOSHIBA SD-K860
2006
JVC XV-S30BK
2002
PIONEER DV-525
2001
TOSHIBA SD-3980
2005
JVC XV-523GD
2001
PROTRON PD-800
2006
TOSHIBA SD-K750
2005
KENWOOD DV503
2004
PROTRON PDV-288
2005
TOSHIBA SD-4980SU
2005
KLH KD-1220
2004
RCA DRC-280
2006
TOSHIBA SD-V392SU
2004
KOSS KS-4125
2004
RCA DRC-2000N
2006
TOSHIBA SD-K620
2003
LG DVP-781
2007
RCA DRC-225
2005
TOSHIBA SD-K710U
2003
LG DN-191H
2006
SAMSUNG DVD-1080P
2007
TOSHIBA SD-2800
2002
LITEON LVW-1101
2006
SAMSUNG DVD-M101
2006
TOSHIBA SD-1600
2001
MAGNAVOX DV200MW8
2007
SAMSUNG DVD-R129
2006
TOSHIBA SD-2700
2001
MAGNAVOX MWD-200F
2005
SAMSUNG DVD-HD931
2005
TOSHIBA SD-2109
1999
MAGNAVOX MDV-460
2005
SAMSUNG DVD-P231
2005
TOSHIBA SD-3108U
1998
MEMOREX MVD-2050
2007
SAMSUNG DVD-V4600
2004
TRUTECH TT-320
2005
MEMOREX MVD-2045
2007
SAMSUNG DVD-HD841
2004
YAMAHA DVD-S550
2005
MEMOREX MVD-2042
2006
SAMSUNG DVD-P241
2004
YAMAHA DVD-S1500
2004
MEMOREX MVD-2040
2005
SAMSUNG DVD-S221
2002
ZENITH DVB-712
2006
MEMOREX MVD-2028
2004
SONY DVP-NS77H
2007
ZENITH ZDA-311
2005
MEMOREX MVD-2022
2004
SONY DVP-NS57P
2007
ZENITH DVB-318
2004
MICROSOFT XBOX
2005
SONY SLV-D380P
2007
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DVD Encoding
 


HD VIDEO 
to DVD

Trai Forrester's "beyond expert" Mpeg 2 encoding increases the image quality of your DVDs.

Quote from a large content distributor: "Trai, you are making our DVDs look like Blu-ray!"

  FACT: Most DVDs final video image quality suffers from incorrect HD down-conversion and Mpeg-2 encoding.

Call today to set up a free test encode. Prepare to be thrilled at the image quality of your DVD!

610-924-9204
800-213-2297

 

Blu-ray Disc™ Project Producer Services

Designed to help your DVD production
studio offer Blu-ray
authoring services to your clients, right away.

From simple HDMV replicated BD discs, to the most sophisticated Java and BD Live titles.

 

Please call Trai at 610-924-9204 for info and a client pleasing quote.

 

New Constellation
Technologies (NCT)

is licensed with the industry's most
extensive Blu-ray verification analysis capability.

Nothing but the best,
for you, our client
.

The Sony™ BD-Rom Verifier is the most versatile verifier for Blu-ray Disc File systems and Video and Audio Streams.

Trai's NCT is one of the less than handful of EclipseSuite Blu-ray® licensees in the world that isn't a disc manufacturer (all replicators making Blu-ray use EclipseSuite Blu-ray®).

Trai Forrester's New Constellation Technologies is licensed under the category of "BD-ROM Commercial Audiovisual Content". NCT is listed as a licensee, on this page

Trai has all the Blu-ray Specification books, and has been studying the Blu-ray Specifications since November, 2006 (still can't make a lick 'a sense out of 'em :-)