The new re-recordable DVD-RW media allows users to edit and incrementally update data on the discs. The discs, which come with a lifetime warranty, will be compatible with the SuperDrive on Apple's high-end Power Mac G4.
Compliant with the DVD Forum's specifications for the DVD-RW format, Verbatim's 4.7GB DVD-RW discs incorporate "Super-Eutectic phase-change recording layer technology." That sounds like a super power, but it offers a recording layer that enhances the media's read/write performance and longevity, ensuring that repeated recording and playback won't cause any deterioration in picture or sound quality, according to Tim Clatterbuck, Verbatim's director of optical storage marketing. "While we often think of DVD video as Hollywood movies, streaming video technology is being widely used in corporate video training, information kiosks, education, video-enabled multimedia presentations, service and support and even in the courts," Clatterbuck said in a statement. "By using the re-recordable version of DVD-R, individuals and organizations can fine-tune the video without having to cut another write-once DVD-R disc that will be discarded with each new version of the video. With DVD-RW, they can do their authoring, produce a few re-recordable copies for testing and evaluation, enhance the final video and rewrite the discs again and again."
A single 4.7GB DVD-RW disc can store 4,700 full-color photos, 2 hours of theater-quality video, 14-plus hours of MP3-compressed audio files or more than 400,000 documents