machines at labs have had very little problem with capatability. The
price for dupes have gone way down too -- to about $2.50 to $4 a DVD-R
which makes them more than affordable, especially when the sale price
is over $100. We use professional dupes for our older titles these
And here's the problem, I think. It's when you try to be cheap and
burn them yourself on fairly cheap equipment where the troubles start.
Has any other distributor on this list have experienced this as well?
As for the films we pick up now , we're trying to budget about $1700
just to create 500 DVDs for nontheatrical sale and rentals. It's about
$1000 for the authoring/compression and the rest for duplication.
Comparatively, it's still a lot cheaper than creating 16mm negatives
back in the old days, And of course, they ARE a lot more stable than
DVD-Rs. Unfortunately, a lot of them usually have to be thrown away
when the home DVDs with bonus features are produced and ecologically,
that bothers me a lot.
Anyway, the libraries/schools who have bought KILLER OF SHEEP from us
for institutional/PPR use may have noticed that they are actual DVDs.
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