DVD duplication is a common task that efficiently makes exact copies of DVDs – or even CDs or Blu-ray discs. Replication is the process of adding content to a disc during the initial manufacturing process, whereas with duplication, content is burned directly to a blank disc, with the original files coming from another disc, or a computer’s hard drive. Duplication is known more commonly as burning, but the end result is the same: copies of already created discs are made. This may be done on a consumer level, such as when someone might make a mix CD for a friend, then duplicate it for other friends. It can also be done on a commercial level. A prime example of commercial CD or DVD duplication is a movie or music company creating copies of discs for consumers. Set-up costs of duplications are generally quite low and cost-efficient, and once the initial setting up of equipment and software has been completed, the remaining process is mostly automated. However, there is a manual aspect involved: the loading of the blank discs that the duplicated contents will be placed on.
If you need to duplicate a lot of discs, then the purchase of a DVD duplicator would be a smart idea. Basic, beginner-level duplication towers start at under two hundred dollars, and can provide accurate duplication of many discs in many formats, including standard CD-ROM, DVD, and CD-DA, as well as specialty formats for specific program usage or playback. No matter what you need to produce duplicated DVDs for, a DVD duplicator can meet your needs and provide the burned formats you need.
If you need to produce a lot of duplicated DVDs, then a higher end duplicator would be a better choice. While the higher end Summation Technology burners may have a higher price tag, you’re also selecting a burner that provides fast burning thanks to generous processors, RAM, and buffers. You can even purchase multiple burners and daisy-chain them together, which results in even more discs being burned at once. And if you need labels, there are label burners available that can create anywhere from 20 to 400 labeled discs at a time.