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Old July 6th, 2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Amazon to provide free HD-DVD authoring/setup for 1000 Indie titles

An initiative sponsored by Amazon.com and Microsoft and is designed to allow independent filmmakers to enter the market with lower costs and get their HD-DVD projects sold online to consumers.

The on-demand system, called CustomFlix, is one of Amazon's family of companies and will provide free disc authoring and setup services for up to 1000 Indie titles. The titles can be submitted through the CustomFlix website and enabled for sale at Amazon.com. The typical setup fees are $499 per title.

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/...02072007-1.htm

http://www.audioholics.com/news/indu...ie-titles.html
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Old July 6th, 2007, 10:20 AM   #2
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I do like that deal but I hope Producers doesn’t rush their films because it’ll take a while for 1000 films to be selected.

Microsoft is doing a lot to keep HD DVD afloat and this will definitely help it but what they should also do is make an X-BOX 360 with a built in HD DVD player. Yes it would be like the PS3 but they’d be doing Universal and these Independent Producers a huge favor because disc sales would go up dramatically.

As for the Blu-Ray camp, they should make an announcement that they will give discount pressing to Adult orientated Film companies.

Lest see if either the HD DVD or Blu-Ray group are willing to take my advise.

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Old July 6th, 2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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Here's a link to the official site for 1000 HD-DVD Indies Project and FAQ page.

http://www.customflix.com/Special/L/1000HD_indies.jsp
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Old July 6th, 2007, 07:14 PM   #4
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Anything to help defray the costs of producing, replicating and distribution original content is something I look forward to.

I'm surprised that Microsoft is doing this and not someone like Apple who could be spearheading an Indie revolution and gaining some karma points for Final Cut Studio.

Sure ..Microsoft has an investment in HD DVD with Codecs and Win CE but regardless of their motives if it's good for all parties involved then the profit is mutual.
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Old July 7th, 2007, 11:07 AM   #5
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It's all through CustomFlix, which is now owned by Amazon.

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