Master Format Specification
Purpose of DVD_CMF.
(Cutting Master Format) is a standardized way of communicating
and transferring data between DVD title authoring workstations
and DVD glass master cutting systems. DVD_CMF will contain
the final "DVD Image File" as well as certain descriptive
information that is required by DVD glass master cutting systems
to perform the final DVD Encoding steps, including lead-in,
lead-out and middle area data generation, compute proper DVD
error correction and add optional DVD CSS. DVD_CMF also contains
information concerning desired DVD Layer and Side which are
used by the Laser Beam Recorder to establish required rotation
and translation directions.
can be used to describe DVD Image Files on any carrier that
uses named files. This includes sequential access tape devices
that make use of ANSI tape labels, such as DLT (Digital Linear
Tape), SONY AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape), Exabyte 8mm formats
Relation with DDP
has been jointly developed by DCA and DVD Forum WG1/CMF voluntary
members primary based on DCA DDP as a derivative work in consideration
of CSS related.
is technically equivalent to DCA DDP2.10 subset concerning
DVD, however the occurrences of "DDP" are changed and renamed
to "DDV" for DVD_CMF.
DDP 1.00, DDP 1.01, DDP2.00 and DDP 2.10 are trademarks of
DCA Inc. DDP is copyright 1989-1998 DCA Inc.
stable and continuous supply of DVD Contents to the market
is essential for a propagation of DVD and an expansion of
DVD related industries.
realize the above, a copyright protection scheme which will
give a reliability to copyright owners is essential and should
Content Scramble System ("CSS") is a technical method for
protecting the rights of copyright owners in digital materials
stored on DVD media.
are adopted and operate as a voluntary standard.
(Cutting Master Format) are released with respect for CSS
Carson and Associates Inc.,
Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.,
Electronics N. V.,
Company of Japan Ltd.
case of any question about the concerns of this document,
please forward it to the following address in writing.
DDP HELP, 1515 E. Pine St., Cushing, OK. 74023, USA,
Tel. +918-225-0346 Fax. +918 225 1113
Doug Carson and Associates Inc.
DVD Cutting Master Format Specification describes the
cutting master media layout for DVD disc.
DDV file consisted of two kinds of data packet DDVID and
DDVMS. The DDVID and DDVMS packet will be placed in one
file, named DDVID.DAT. The first packet of 128 bytes of
the file will contain the DDVID information, and the second
packet immediately following will contain the DDVMS information.
For identification purposes, the first four bytes of the
DDVID packet will contain the symbols DDVID.
fields in the DDVID and DDVMS packets shall contain valid
ASCII text. All numeric fields shall be right justified
and padded with either ‘0’ (30h) or space (20h). All alphanumeric
fields shall be left justified and shall be padded with
0.93 / 20.April.1998
0.94 / 27.May.1998
1.00 / 5.April.1999
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