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Vinpower offers FREE 4K UHD & standard Blu-ray Copy protection using OPTODISC BD-R media

Free UHD and BD copy protection

Vinpower’s line of Blu-ray Copy Protection (BCP) duplicators adds a strong level of protection against copying or ripping both 4K UHD and standard Blu-ray video content protected by the BCP. However, those units do require a dongle with stored licenses for the BCP protection to be embedded onto the duplicated discs. What if you wanted to reduce your costs and you require a copy protection as secure as the BCP, but still want to add protection as a good deterrent against a majority of people from copying or ripping the content from your 4K UHD and standard Blu-ray video content? That’s why Vinpower created the EZ BD Copy Protection!

Using our specialized Blu-ray duplicators with the EZ Copy Protection enabled, as long as you use any brand of OPTODISC 25GB Blu-ray media, the system will be able to embed the EZ BD Copy Protection without requiring a dongle or any special licenses or fees. So you can create as many copy protected discs as you’d like without any added costs. The only requirements are that you use a Vinpower Blu-ray duplicator with the EZ BD Copy Protection feature enabled along with OPTODISC produced BD media. If you’re not paying extra for the EZ BD Copy Protection and you’re making Blu-ray duplications anyway, there’s no reason not to add the protection. There are no issues in playback with any UHD or BD player that accepts BD-R media, so your customers will be able to play your BD content without concerns.

For more details about this or any of Vinpower Digital’s product line, visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.comor contact a Vinpower representative near you.

The 4K and pending 8K UHD format is proving to be a strong support for the evolving Blu-ray format

4k buffer for BD

The 4K UHD Blu-ray format is not only proving to be very popular with the consumer, it’s also a new tent pole for the long term survival of optical discs and the Blu-ray format. With the incredible vibrance and clarity of both the picture and sound quality, consumers are flocking to pick up the latest movie titles in 4K UHD. The movie studios are all too happy to push new and old titles alike in this new format due to the limitations of bandwidth for streaming.

As stated in a recent report: Research Report: 4K UHD to Buttress Blu-ray

“The intense bandwidth requirements of 4K content formats are unable to replicate the smooth and seamless playback of 4K UHD titles,” the report found. “Therefore, physical Blu-ray discs are still considered one of the best options for enjoying HD content that also supports HDR and Dolby surround sound. The majority of consumers, especially in the developed markets, are increasingly turning to UHD Blu-ray players to access movie and TV show content. To meet this demand, over 250 UHD titles were released in 2017 alone.”

Given that cameras and smart phones are both capable of recording 4K UHD content, it’s not only the major Hollywood studios that can utilize the incredible impact of the 4K UHD format, but so can nearly anyone with a camera and a vision. Vinpower can help facilitate that vision with the ability to duplicate the 4K content and implement 4K UHD copy protection through our duplicator hardware offerings.

Check out Vinpower’s 4K UHD duplication and copy protection offerings and much more at the NAB trade show April 9th – 12th, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Lower Level, booth # SL8908.

For more details about any of Vinpower’s products, services, or support, visit our website: www.vinpowerdigital.com or speak with a representative near you.

Western Digital unveiled a prototype SD card that could achieve read/write speeds of 888/430 MB/s respectively

fast SD

The SD card is not as popular as USB for common storage needs, yet it’s the main go to media for compact storage in devices like cameras, phones, tablets, navigation, and similar devices. The obvious benefits of SD cards and MicroSD cards are their minute sizes, which they can hold massive amounts of memory and fit in very small devices. Currently, the typical read speed widely ranges between 2MB/s (used for basic files and standard definition video recording) up to 90MB/s (which is critical for true 8K video recording).

However, WD is blowing the doors off the current notion of read/write speeds for SD cards and the ability to use them for a wider variety of applications in video content. By demonstrating writing speeds nearly 5 times faster than the fastest offering now, means we are just scratching the surface of the capability for SD cards. The higher the capacity and the faster the read/write speeds we can achieve, means the more devices that can possibly replace their current storage method with SD cards.

Since all flash memory, including SD cards can only transfer content via duplication, as opposed to optical discs which can use replication as well as duplication, means that devices like Vinpower’s 127 slot SD duplicators will be in greater demand. The benefit of a dedicated SD duplicator is the cost savings from not having to purchase SD to USB adaptors to run on a USB duplicator. Plus with Vinpower’s dedicated standard SD and separate MicroSD card slots, there’s no need for MicroSD adapters either.

Check out Vinpower’s SD duplicator offerings and much more at the NAB trade show April 9th – 12th, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Lower Level, booth # SL8908.
For more details about any of Vinpower’s products, services, or support, visit our website: www.vinpowerdigital.comor or speak with a representative in your area.

Vinpower will introduce 4K UHD Copy Protection at the NAB Trade Show in April

4K copy protect at NAB 2018

Vinpower will enhance its current line of copy protection for video content on optical discs to include the latest offering of Ultra High Definition 4K & 8K Blu-ray. As the market evolves to embrace the incredibly dynamic visual and sound quality of the 4K and 8K format, Vinpower will be there to help protect your creation with a comprehensive anti-rip and anti-copy method of digital protection. This will be especially useful in the manufacture on demand (MOD) market where replication is not feasible or too costly.

To learn more about this offering and how it can be useful for your business or production, visit Vinpower’s booth at the NAB trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9th – 12th, 2018 in South Hall Lower Level, booth # SL8908.

For more details on any of the products that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

OptoDisc inkjet printable media designed to provide optimal print quality with Primera’s line of inkjet printers.

Primera

When you’re printing on inkjet printable discs, you want to make sure that the print quality of the discs matches the capability of the printer you’re using. That’s why Vinpower worked to develop a line of OptoDisc inkjet printable media that were developed to showcase the exceptional print quality of the Primera line of inkjet printers, including the latest Primera Bravo SE-3 and 4200 series printers. Because most media manufacturers don’t focus on fine-tuning their inkjet printable media towards specific printers, their media often doesn’t have the brilliance and brightness of color that is capable from the disc printer the customer is using. Because Vinpower is deeply involved in the development and manufacture of virtually all aspects of duplication hardware and media, we know the importance of matching the disc resolution with the output of each printer manufacturer.

The Primera Bravo series are the most widely used inkjet disc printers in the world, which is why Vinpower felt it was important to develop a line of inkjet media that can optimize their incredible print speed and resolution. So if you own a Primera printer and want to get the best results from your printed media, make sure you use the OptoDisc inkjet printable media that was optimized for the Bravo series of printers.

For more details about this product or any of Vinpower Digital’s range of hardware, software, and media offerings, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com or speak with an authorized Vinpower representative near you.

Google and Apple’s cooperation in cloud storage shows how competing companies can mutually benefit from joint cooperation

iCloud on Google

Recently, Apple confirmed that they have been and are currently using Google’s cloud platform for Apple’s iCloud Service. What makes this significant? These two corporations, which aggressively compete in multiple platforms, including the cloud storage market, find that it’s fiscally beneficial to work together on a shared service/product. For Apple to lease a portion of Google’s existing cloud storage network rather than building new stations on their own, shows that good business sense overrides making costly decisions based on an emotional reaction to competition.

Vinpower has long taken the same approach and built a strong OEM/ODM market by working with both our biggest competitors and other market leaders to offer duplication hardware and media through a variety of channels. Vinpower has shown over the past 18+ years that we can be a trustworthy and beneficial partner even if both parties are marketing their goods to the same customer base. Whether it’s providing hardware components, OEM media, or certification/sorting services, Vinpower has proven to be a reliable and trustworthy partner.

Why keep overpaying for products or decreasing cash flow by holding months’ worth of inventory to secure better rates or timing? When you work with Vinpower we offer the same or better items at a fraction of the price for just the items you need when you need them. It’s best to focus on growing your business rather than waste money doubling your efforts to source from an overseas entity that doesn’t take the time to understand your needs and ambitions.

For more details about any of Vinpower’s products, services, or support, visit our website: www.vinpowerdigital.comor speak with a representative

Vinpower invites you to visit our booth in South Hall, # SL8908, during the NAB trade show with FREE PASSES

NAB FREE 2018

Once again, Vinpower will exhibit at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show in Las Vegas, NV, which takes place April 9 – 12, 2018. While attending the show, here’s your opportunity to visit Vinpower’s booth located in the South Hall, booth # SL8908 to see our latest line of duplicator hardware and media offerings as well as our exciting new encrypted flash devices.

If you haven’t already secured your entry pass for this year’s NAB, here’s another opportunity to reserve your entry pass to the show for free! But the offer is only good for a limited time, so don’t delay. Simply click on the following link: https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowNAB181/?FlowCode=ATT&MarketingCode=LV6868 or visit the www.nabshow.com and use the discount code: LV6868, to obtain your free exhibition pass.

For more details on any of the products that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

Japan will offer 8K broadcast content before the end of 2018

8k Japan

Just when you were getting accustomed to 4K UHD and all the glory of the highest definition we’ve seen, they are rolling out the 8K format fast on its heels. The 8K format offers twice the megapixels and a far greater depth and array of colors than the 4K format. As you can see from these examples of HD progression (which is in Japanese, but the images explain all you need to know). They show the resolution progression from 2K (or more familiar as 1080p HD) to 4K then to 8K and the clarity, range of color, and the incredible resolution 8K provides comparatively.

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8k Japan 38k Japan 4The Japanese market are very heavy users of recordable Blu-ray media to record programming directly onto discs as opposed to storing in the cloud or on a DVR device. Because of their transition to 8K scheduled for December 1, 2018, the ability to record 8K content onto discs will quickly follow suit. That gives video content providers the ability to record, broadcast, and disseminate true 8K content with no compression with ease.

Of course, Vinpower will be one of the first to offer duplicators and media capable to copy the upcoming 8K format, just as we adopted Blu-ray when it first arrived, even before it was determined that Blu-ray would be the official HD optical disc format. Vinpower strives to remain ahead of the curve and in tune with all new technology as it relates to the digital duplication and content market.
For more details on any of the products that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower Celebrates The Year Of The Dog In 2018

Chinese New Year 2018

February 16, 2018 is the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog. Whether or not you celebrate the Chinese New Year, everyone at Vinpower wishes you much prosperity and good health throughout the New Year.

Please be aware that the Taiwan and China offices will be closed Thursday, February 15 through Tuesday, February 20, in observance of the Chinese New Year. If you have any requirements that require attention from one of these offices, please contact us prior to the offices shutting down for the holiday. Otherwise, any issues or if you need to reach a representative during the time the offices are closed, please contact a member of the US Vinpower office or EU sales office and we will be happy to assist you.

For more details on any of the products that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

Physical Media Isn’t Going Anywhere, Says Blu-ray Disc Association

media to stay

At first glance, you may be skeptical of the statement about the longevity of physical media from an entity that not only represents and promotes a form of physical media, but also exists to collect royalties for said media. But, if you look at the empirical evidence that they have collected, it’s hard to argue with the facts that indeed, physical media has numerous advantages over streaming media content delivery.

There are two key areas that prove physical media is a true long term solution:

1) Sales for hardware to play physical media has increased as of late
2) Increased capacity for the latest Ultra HD 4K / 8K content would push the boundaries of broadband speeds and limitations.

Both of these arguments take for granted that the video content consuming audience would prefer the higher resolution, greater depth of color, and superior audio sound that the current and evolving Ultra HD 4K / 8K content would provide. According to the statistic, this assumption holds true based on the current sales of Ultra HD Blu-ray players, which has increased by 133%. In addition, there has been an eight-fold increase in 2017 for Ultra HD software as well the doubling of available Ultra HD Blu-ray titles currently available. This proves there still exists a demand for physical media, not only in the fact that consumers are willing to buy new hardware to support this media, but also that they are willing to purchase new hardware despite the fact they already own hardware that played the previous version of the media. So the consumers are making the leap with the latest upgrades in the technology.

The second argument of bandwidth limitations is also a very strong indicator that even as streaming technology is moving at a breakneck pace, it’s not moving at the same pace for everyone. Most of the regions that offer the bandwidth that could handle the streaming content transfer rates needed for the extremely large capacity UHD format, the services offering the streaming content have to appeal to a greater audience that often doesn’t have the capacity. So that means that service often compresses the content to make it easier to transfer through smaller and slower broadband services. This results in the loss of video and audio quality compared to what one would get from viewing through physical media.

These are not the only reasons or evidence that physical media is here to stay for a long long time, but they are 2 very compelling reasons that prove the Blu-ray Disc Association isn’t just a shill working on behalf of content and hardware manufacturers, but a beacon of light on a dispirited industry looking for answers whether physical media will stay or go.

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