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DVD

abbrevation for digital video disk, an optical computer disk that is used to digitally store large graphic and video content in two layers (gold and silver). A DVD can hold many gigabytes of information. Commercial DVDs contain entire motion pictures or other video data. Compare compact disc.

DVD

Digital versatile disk, digital video disk Informatics An optical disk capable of storing ≥ 4 GB of audiovisual data. Cf CD.

DVD,

n the acronym for digital versatile disk or digital video disk. A high-density compact disk for storing large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-video material.
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The protective layer and extended archival performance make Maxell Medical DVD-R media the ideal recordable DVD standard for the full spectrum of medical storage applications, from the large capacity requirements of radiology and cardiology digital image archiving demanded by HIPAA, to medical training and education, to the day-to-day backup of business operations and patient records.
Compared to the cost of the mastering and set-up efforts required to replicate only one disc, DVD-R provides a far more cost effective method of testing content prior to mass production.
As a result, DVD-R media can make a significant contribution to reducing the cost of DVD publishing.
7GB capacity on DVD-R media has helped to realize parity with DVD-5 replicated discs.
The key attributes of relatively low cost and playback compatibility allows DVD-R to be effectively used for small-scale distribution of DVD content.
Complete confidentiality can be accomplished through the use of DVD-R because it can easily be maintained as a completely in-house process.
DVD-R media provides an archival life expectancy that is equal to or better than CD-R; for this reason, the format is suitable for long-term archival of any information that can be stored digitally.