• DVD-audio
  • DVD-video
  • BluRay
  • Replication

DVD production - DVD-Audio

For the "look and sound of perfect", why not go for a DVD-Audio release? Nowhere does the "versatile" part of DVD seem quite as appropriate as with DVD-A. Offering resolutions from CD quality at 16/44.1 all the way up to 24/192 in stereo and 24/96 in 5.1 surround, as well as the optional (but highly recommended) inclusion of a DVD-V section containing both DTS and Dolby Digital to ensure our DVD-A titles will play on all DVD players - not just DVD-Audio capable systems. This is probably the ultimate in sheer listening pleasure.

With many extras available, such as linked lyric sheets, photo galleries, videos, ROM content and "hidden" groups our DVD-Audio authoring services can be as simple or as complex as you like with the final masters to DLT or DVDR (as either a DDP image suitable for replication or a playable disc) we have a high resolution package available for all budgets.
Alternatively, we can also author a more traditional music DVD without the high resolution component. This is eminently suitable if video is required as part of the final product, and the accompanying audio can be in LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital Surround or DTS Digital Surround - or any combination of the above!

Music has never sounded so good

DVD-Audio has been specifically designed with high quality audio playback in mind. It offers increased bit depth and sampling frequencies, allowing you to hear your music in a much more natural way than was ever possible with ordinary CD, giving you a higher dynamic range and extended frequency response, as well as high resolution surround sound that almost places you in the same room as the musicians that you are listening to!

DVD production - DVD-Video

Supplying affordable yet professional DVD Authoring, Post-Production, Video encoding and DVD Menu Design services for your DVD Video in a genuine "One-Stop Shop" from the planning stages to final replication, we can provide the assistance and expertise you need to create a professional DVD.

Fully featured DVD Video may include motion menus, 3D animation, subtitles, commentary, slideshows, photo galleries, title sequences etc. Post-production of DVD assets, video editing, compositing and high quality MPEG encoding is available. Soundtracks can be enhanced and encoded into DTS, Dolby Digital or LPCM. The finished product can be delivered either on DLT or DVD-R for manufacture, enabling Copy Protection measures to be introduced as required.

With a base of over 600,000,000 players sold worldwide - and increasing daily - DVD is still the king of the replicated disc market.

NEW - Music Blu Ray creation.

Music Blu-ray combines the Blu-ray format’s high resolution sound (up to 192 kHz/24Bit) in surround and stereo with High Definition video for the ultimate in concert titles.

Why Blu Ray

  • high-definition video, resolution 1920x1080p
  • capacity: up to 10x DVD
  • "pop up" menus: navigation without breaking the video
  • lossless high resolution audio streams at up to 7.1 surround
  • square pixel display - no more blurred footage & hard to read text

What is the difference between Blu-Ray and DVD?

Storage Capacity25GB (single layer)4.7GB (single layer)
 50GB (dual layer)8.5GB (dual layer)
Data Transfer Rate (data)36.0Mbps (1x)11.08Mbps (1x)
Data Transfer Rate (video/audio)54.0Mbps (1.5x)10.08Mbps (<1x)
Video Resolution (maximum)1920x1080 (1080p)720x480/720x576 (480i/576i)
Video CodecsMPEG-2MPEG-2
Audio Codecs - losslessLinear PCM Linear PCM
 Dolby True HDMLP Lossless (DVD-A only)
 DTS-HD Master Audio 
Audio Codecs - lossyDolby DigitalDolby Digital
 DTS Digital SurroundDTS Digital Surround
 Dolby Digital Plus 

Blu-Ray and DVD production - Replication and duplication

Replication - the process of getting the final disc manufactured - is often overlooked or even not thought about at all until the last minute, yet is perhaps one of the most important components of any project. It can also be a minefield. A poor quality glass master or poor quality pressings will lead to returns, and what seemed like a great deal is suddenly not so good after all. Why not remove the guesswork and let us handle this for you?

Opus recommends DRA Media for a single-source comprehensive and affordable solution for all Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and other digital media requirements.

CD/DVD / Blu-Ray Pre-Mastering

  • Output to CD, DAT, DVD, DLT and HDD
  • Client Approval discs on DVD-R/DVD+R DL/BD-R
  • DDP 2.0 (SSCRST 3) and DDP 2.1 (SSCRST 4)
  • FTP or Physical Media delivery options
  • CSS Flags
  • AACS Encryption (Blu-Ray)
  • Managed Copies (Blu-Ray)
  • Replication arranged by request