5. Distribution

5.1 Programming for the data carrier

Eine DVD und eine Blue-Ray auf weißem Untergrund, die eine Möglichkeit der Distribution sind.

If your image film is to be inte­grated on a CD or DVD, a speci­fic pro­gram­ming is required. Both CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs can con­tain a vari­ety of video for­mats, which dif­fer in qual­ity and soft­ware needed for play­back. The most com­mon medium is still the Video-DVD, which can be played with a nor­mal DVD-Player or on the PC. How­ever, con­tem­po­rary HD-films require Blu-ray Discs and play­ers for data stor­age and retrieval.

5.2 Converting of the files for the internet

Aufnahme eines Programs, das ein Video konvertiert.

If the film shall be shown on the inter­net, it needs to be con­verted into the appro­pri­ate data for­mat. The most com­mon for­mats are: MPEG4, Win­dows Media File, Real Player File, Quick Time File or Flash Film. Depend­ing on the speed of the inter­net the user can watch the film in bet­ter or worse qual­ity. There are two dif­fer­ent pos­si­bil­i­ties to watch films on the inter­net. You can down­load the film, so it is saved on your hard disc and you can watch it only after the down­load is fin­ished. If you stream it, only short sequences of the film are loaded to the browser cache and you can watch the film imme­di­ately.

5.3 Duplication

Rechner mit 4 offenen CD-/DVD-Laufwerken, in denen jeweils 1 DVD-Rohling liegt.

If you want to dis­trib­ute the film to your cus­tomers or employ­ees, dupli­ca­tion of the media, nor­mally on DVD or Blu-ray fol­lows. It is absolutely essen­tial, that the usage rights to the music are cleared, since oth­er­wise the press­ing plant will not deliver any CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc.

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