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Verbatim Launches Innovative Mini DVD DigitalMovie DVD-R/RW Discs with Hollywood Movie Reel Look; New VideoGard Technology Protects Against Scratches


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LAS VEGAS, NV -- Jan. 6, 2005 -- Verbatim(R) Corporation announced today a new family of Mini DVD DigitalMovie(TM) Discs that brings the unique classic movie reel look of Verbatimís highly acclaimed 4.7GB DigitalMovie media to the Mini DVD format. The new 1-4x Mini DVD-R and 1-2x Mini DVD-RW Discs measure only three inches in diameter but offer a capacity of up to 1.4GB and compliance with the DVD Forum specifications. Designed to support camcorders from Hitachi(R), Panasonic(R), Sony(R) and others that use disc-based Mini DVD media, the premium-quality discs are also a convenient and inexpensive way to share eye-catching personal videos. The Mini DVD DigitalMovie discs feature Verbatimís new VideoGard(TM) technology for added protection against normal home use scratches and abrasion. Verbatim Mini DVD-R DigitalMovie 5-packs and DVD-RW 3-packs will be showcased at its CES Booth # 31842, South Hall 3, January 6-9, in Las Vegas.

In addition to supporting the 1x real time recording requirements of camcorders, Verbatim Mini DVD write-once and ReWritable DigitalMovie media can be recorded with any DVD burner that supports 8cm DVD-R up to 4x speed and DVD-RW at 2x speed.

The realistic look of a classic Hollywood movie reel makes camcorder users feel like movie directors, but the Mini DVD DigitalMovie discs are just as much fun to view and share. With playback support from most DVD players and DVD-ROM drives, users have the convenience of moving finalized discs directly from the camcorder to a DVD player for immediate viewing on a TV screen. When used to create additional copies for sharing personal videos and photos, Verbatim Mini DVD DigitalMovie discs will make recipients smile before they even play the disc.

About half the size of standard 12cm DVDs, Verbatim Mini DVD discs have the capacity to record 30 minutes of high-quality video (depending on the recording mode) or up to 1.4GB of data, including digital photos, MP3 files and business presentations, to a single disc. The innovative discs can also be used to transfer home video tapes to optical media that wonít degrade over time.

ďEveryone who sees these discs says they look just like the reels of celluloid film movie houses use,Ē said Tim Clatterbuck, Verbatim Optical Storage Manager. ďBut they arenít just novelty items. Theyíre manufactured with the latest technologies to ensure high performance, reliability and durability. With our new VideoGard technology, camcorder users donít have to worry about scratching the discs when loading or removing media. This is essential, because if the surface gets scratched, it can cause the laser to be deflected during playback which can cause skips and freezes in home movies that can never be captured again.Ē

Pricing, Availability

Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, Verbatim Mini DVD DigitalMovie DVD-R and DVD-RW media will be available through leading retailers, Internet resellers and distributors across the country in January. The expected street prices are $12.99 for a 5-pack of Mini DVD DigitalMovie DVD-R discs and about $12.99 for the Mini DVD DigitalMovie DVD-RW 3-pack.

About Verbatim

Verbatim(R) Corporation, a Mitsubishi(R) Kagaku Media Company, is an international organization that develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the removable storage media and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim at 1200 W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262, (800) 421-4188, FAX (704) 547-6609; or visit the companyís web site at www.verbatim.com.

Verbatim is a registered trademark of Verbatim Corporation. Other company and product names contained herein are trademarks of their respective companies. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Editorís Note: For photos of Verbatimís new Mini DVD DigitalMovie recordable media, or to obtain review samples, contact Andy Marken, Marken Communications, Inc., 408-986-0100 -- andy@markencom.com.



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