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Acutrack - Blu-Ray Authoring & Production Services

  1. 1. Blu-ray Authoring and Production Services
  2. 2. Blu-ray Authoring <ul><li>Blu-ray Authoring = Convert Final Film to Blu-ray Format with additional features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pop-up Menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Effects – 5.1 channel, 7.1 channel, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom Buttons, highlights and more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acutrack uses the professional Sonic Scenarist Authoring Suite like the Hollywood Studios which gives us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive HDMV (Movie Mode) Specification Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AACS Content Protection Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AACS = Blu-ray Copy Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assets accepted in various formats </li></ul><ul><li>AACS Licensing Specialists – We walk you through the process </li></ul>
  3. 3. AACS Licensing (Replication Only) <ul><li>Content Key </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You or your company register for a license from AACS (Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AACS issues Content Certificate (key) to the publisher.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Option A: 1 Year AACS Content License </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Option B: Lifetime AACS Content License </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acutrack contacts AACS to verify membership. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Title Fee </li></ul><ul><li>Royalty Fee </li></ul>
  4. 4. AACS Licensing (Replication Only) <ul><li>Content Key </li></ul><ul><li>Title Fee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This fee registers the video title with AACS. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Royalty Fee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This AACS fee is for each disc produced. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Blu-ray Production <ul><li>Short-run / As few as 5 Blu-ray discs </li></ul><ul><li>Large-run / Millions </li></ul><ul><li>ISO Quality Control </li></ul><ul><li>Photorealistic Quality Printing </li></ul><ul><li>100% ID Check (to prevent disc mix up) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Source Media Requirements <ul><li>Assets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MiniDV (HDV) Tape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard drive, uncompressed HD QuickTime or AVI HD format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HD video specs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1440 x 720, Progressive square pixels, 23.976 fps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1920 x 1440, Progressive square pixels, 23.976 fps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turn off Field Render when rendering HD Video </li></ul><ul><li>Specify playback: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interlaced (1080i) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progressive (1080p) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master will not work with a combination of both. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Authoring Elements <ul><li>How long is the movie? </li></ul><ul><li>Is source material high definition? </li></ul><ul><li>What is genre of the film? And evaluate what features are needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Static/motion menu -- How many buttons/chapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pop up menu? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio tracks – How many? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub-titles – How many? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Flowchart Requirements <ul><li>A flowchart is required from you to define your authoring project. It should include at least: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of asset files with time lengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should describe function of the disc from the user’s perspective – i.e. FBI warning, company logo, main menu, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Menu type design, sub menus each with number of menu buttons, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Button navigation schema – i.e. what happens when that button is activated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Menu Button text, animation, sound </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter points, scene selection or choice points, special features, commentary, trailers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Audio files for multi-channel and SAP </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Order Requirements <ul><li>Approved Quotation, defining elements to be authored </li></ul><ul><li>AACS License </li></ul><ul><li>Source Media per Acutrack’s specification </li></ul><ul><li>Flowchart of disc </li></ul><ul><li>IPR form </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why Choose Acutrack <ul><li>We provide both Blu-ray Authoring and Replication </li></ul><ul><li>42,000 square foot modern building </li></ul><ul><li>ISO compliant quality control </li></ul><ul><li>100% of Inventory Insured </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Web Access to Fulfillment and Distribution Services </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless integration with your E-commerce or order processing system to streamline Production and Worldwide Fulfillment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Integration with your ordering system <ul><li>Integration with your E-commerce or order processing system. </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time Inventory Management </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Information <ul><li>Contact Sales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-877-234-DISC (3472) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>350 Sonic Ave Livermore, CA 94551 </li></ul></ul>