Reprinted from a TDK press release:

TDK, a world leader in digital recording and playback solutions, is now shipping its ultra-versatile Indi DVD Multiformat burner (model 440). An internal drive capable of recording DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW and CD-R/RW media, the new Indi DVD offers unrivaled compatibility with home DVD players and enables unprecedented creativity. The included software features a comprehensive range of video and audio applications that make it simple to create, edit and share custom DVDs and CDs complete with video, digital images, MP3 files, audio and data. With 4x DVD+R and DVD-R recording, Indi DVD delivers the industry’s fastest speeds, for all media formats.

Indi DVD Multiformat Changes the Way Memories are Shared
The powerful, easy-to-use Indi DVD Multiformat burner allows anyone to create Hollywood style DVD videos. Up to two hours of high-resolution DVD-quality footage (or up to four hours of better than VHS-quality footage) can be included on a single 4.7GB DVD disc. As a result, it’s easier than ever to share precious memories with friends and family.

The new Indi DVD Multiformat burner was designed to make creativity and sharing simple and fun. Just returned from vacation with hours of camcorder footage and hundreds of digital photos in tow? Indi DVD makes it amazingly easy to select the most memorable moments and create a single DVD that includes digital images, video footage and background music. With the new Indi DVD it’s also easier than ever to convert VHS and camcorder tape collections into long-lasting DVD discs that can be played in virtually any DVD player. And thanks to the included Roxio DVDMax Player software, commercial DVD movies, such as those rented from the local video store, can be played on the PC.

Power and Simplicity: A Complete Video/Audio/Data Software Solution
TDK’s powerful version of Roxio’s Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 Basic software suite is the most powerful bundle ever included with a drive, not to mention the first DVD burner to be shipped with this comprehensive software bundle. Determined to exceed its customers’ expectations, TDK added Roxio PhotoSuite Lite and DVDMax Player to the standard Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 Basic software suite. Best of all, the software is extremely easy to use.

Featuring both DVD editing and authoring, the DVD Builder software enables rapid importing and editing of footage to create dynamic, entertaining videos. Aspiring editors can manipulate the order of clips within a movie simply by dragging and dropping. Transitions, professional quality menus, special effects, graphics, text titles and music can be added with the same ease. Indi DVD and Roxio’s DVD Builder make creating Hollywood style DVD videos so effortless that friends and family will be absolutely amazed by the results.

With AudioCentral, entire music collections can be played, ripped, organized and burned to CD or DVD. The ultimate tool for creating digital photo slideshows, Roxio’s PhotoSuite Lite allows importing, editing, organizing and sharing digital images like never before. Copying discs becomes a straightforward affair with Disc Copier, while Drag-to-Disc offers drag-and-drop DVD recording. Creator Classic features a wide variety of recording modes that will satisfy advanced users and beginners alike. As if that’s not enough, Label Creator makes it fun for anyone to design custom DVD and CD labels.

“Recordable DVD has brought incredible new energy and excitement to home videography,” noted Jared Vishney, TDK Director, Hardware Product Management, “and with the introduction of our Indi DVD Multiformat burner, TDK is leading the way in providing individuals with the solutions they need to experience all the fun and creativity of this medium. We’ve made it our top priority to provide the most creative applications and an easy to use interface for making great-looking DVDs.” Vishney concluded, “With the introduction of the Indi DVD Multiformat, TDK offers the widest choice in optical recording solutions in one product — DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW and CD-R/RW — along with TDK media that customers can trust for the highest-quality recording performance.”

TDK Offers the Widest Choice of Recordable DVD Media
TDK offers the widest range of DVD recording media, including DVD+R/+RW and DVD-R/-RW discs for general use and authoring. Manufactured to the world’s most demanding standards, TDK’s recordable DVD media is the most reliable and durable in the industry, and offers the highest compatibility with DVD-ROM drives and DVD players.

The Indi DVD Multiformat (Model 440) DVD writer is now available with an estimated street price of $329.99.

TDK Indi DVD Performance Specifications

Indi DVD Model 440

DVD+R Write 4x     CD-R Write 16x 
DVD+RW Write 2.4x  CD-RW Write 10x 
DVD-R Write 4x     CD Read 40x 
DVD-RW Write 2x    CD Audio Rip 32x 
DVD Read 12x     

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