March 13, 2003
Digital Rapids Technology to be Used by UK Band Marillion in Setting Guinness World Record for Fastest Turnaround DVD Release
Richmond Hill, Ontario: Marillion, well known in the 80's and 90's, continue to have a huge fan base today and are hosting their annual fan convention this weekend with attendees gathering from around the world.
During the convention Marillion will put on a live concert including the entire "Afraid of Sunlight" album. The concert will be recorded and encoded live using Digital Rapids StreamZ technology, which will enable Marillion to start the DVD authoring process as soon as the concert is over. The DVD will be available for sale on either Saturday night or Sunday, landing Marillion in the Guinness Book of world Records for the fastest DVD release ever.
"We have chosen Digital Rapids to provide our encoding solution to this World-Record-Making DVD project because it has enabled us to cut out the normally lengthy encoding process without sacrificing any quality in the end product. At the end of our show, we will have a completely encoded video, ready to burn to master, which is certainly crucial in this particular endeavor!' Stated Erik Nielsen of Marillion, Director of Operations, Racket Records. "When you are surrounded by a team of highly skilled professional people that you trust, any nervous feeling comes from excitement, not fear."
About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids is a leading developer of hardware and software solutions used in facilitating the production and distribution of streaming media content from traditional broadcast sources.Its Stream hardware and software solutions are designed to integrate effortlessly into existing video production facilities and corporate training centers, dramatically increasing the volume and quality of streaming media produced while lowering costs and increasing overall productivity. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digital-rapids.com) is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada and has sales offices in the UK, Australia and North America.