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As a CD/DVD recording and pre-mastering software package that supports various phases of compact disc and DVD authoring and production, GEAR PRO UNIX 5.0 now offers you the following:

  1. Improved Graphical User Interface for the creation of CD and DVD projects.
  2. Creation of DVD-ROM and DVD-Video volumes (DVD-5 and DVD-9 dual layer) and formatting into ISO/UDF, pure ISO or pure UDF, with Rock Ridge extensions and Joliet extensions.
  3. Recording to CD-R(W) drives and media, and recording to DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R and DVD-RAM drives and media up to 4.7 GB. DVD+R-DL (double layer, DVD-9) support is included.
  4. Creation of DVD-Video projects (DVD-4, DVD-5 and DVD-9 dual layer) and importing DVD-Video files (VOB files) using the 'Import VIDEO-TS' function.
  5. Creation of CD volumes for CD-ROM ISO-9660, ISO/UDF, UDF, Rockridge, CD-ROM XA, CD Audio and Mixed-mode formats. File names up to 256 characters for Rockridge and up to 64 characters for ISO-9660. Directory nesting up to 24 levels. Rock Ridge support for links, pipes, device special files, etc with permission and group handling.
  6. Besides disc-at-once and track-at-once recording, GEAR now supports incremental packet writing with variable packets on recordable media and fixed packets on rewritable media, using UDF formatting (up to UDF version 2.01).
  7. Support for IDE-SCSI converter cards. This will allow you to use IDE/ATAPI recorders on your Unix System with SCSI interface. In particular, the GEAR PRO Unix INTERFACE CARD in combination with GEAR PRO UNIX allows the seamless use of IDE/ Atapi recorders including: CD-RW, DVD-R(W), DVD+R(W) and DVD-RAM.
  8. For Solaris Sparc systems, GEAR now provides IDE/Atapi drive support to directly interface with IDE recorders on the bus, without the need for a IDE-SCSI converter card (Solaris version 2.8 and higher). USB devices are also supported in most cases.
  9. Powerful virtual image building requiring less than 5% of total CD /DVD image size to record. Allows recording directly from the virtual image.
  10. Write a compact disc on any available CD/DVD recorder from Sony, Philips, Pioneer, Panasonic/Matsushita, Plextor, Ricoh, Mitsumi, Teac, Sanyo, JVC, Yamaha, and almost every OEM recorder. The CDs you produce with GEAR will be fully compatible with standard CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives.
  11. New automatic drive detection feature providing support for new CD/DVD drives without applying patches or driver updates. GEAR automatically obtains the supported features from the drive, if available.
  12. Powerful recorder configuration: track-at-once, disc-at-once, test write, Burnproof, Justlink, manual fixation, multi-session and verify after write. Separate read and write speeds for DVD-R/+R, DVDRW/+ RW, CD-R and CD-RW.
  13. COPYCD button including direct 'drive to drive' copy, for easy copying of CD and DVD media. Raw copying (with subcode) for CDText and CD+G discs is supported.
  14. Appending data to multi-session CDs with session selection. Full Orange Book multi-session support. Appending to multi-session DVD-R and DVD+R media is supported.
  15. In most cases GEAR will now also be able to recognize your CDROM/ DVD-ROM drive for operations like DISCINFO, READTRACK, READCD and COPYCD.
  16. GEAR supports the importing of foreign physical images as tracks, the use of track list files.
  17. Support for batch files for unattended operation and ability to generate log files that can be reused as batch files.
  18. Support for a variety of jukeboxes and media changers from Pioneer, K&S/Grundig, ASM, DSM, JVC, etc. to write multiple copies of CD/DVD discs automatically or to control the place of CD/ DVD media in the jukebox
  19. Pre-master tape output in DDP (Disc Description Protocol) format for professional mastering CD and DVD titles destined for mass replication. Option to create DDP images on the hard drive from a GEAR project or from and existing CD or DVD disc, including DVD- 9 (dual layer).

These articles describe how to use and troubleshoot GEAR PRO Unix

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