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Inside Sony DADC: The Birth of a Blu-ray Disc

Posted July 29, 2009 01:45 PM by Josh Dreuth

Blu-ray DiscAustralian news website news.com.au recently visited one of the Sony DADC factories that produces Blu-ray discs and got a behind-the-scenes look at the production of our favorite high definition media. Sony was gracious enough to allow them to take some photos, and they are now sharing their experience with the world.

To view the photos, click on the source link below.


Source: News.com.au | Permalink | Australia United States [Country settings]

News comments (21 comments)



jimmybobo
  Jul 29, 2009
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This is kinda neat...wish they had some video for it..

Squall_10
  Jul 29, 2009
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Very interesting to see how a Blu-ray disk is made! Thanks for the article

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Johk
  Jul 29, 2009
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Nice! I would like to work there!

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BD4Life
  Jul 29, 2009
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I always wanted to know what it looked like in there Thanks for the article link.
Paulo Elias
  Jul 29, 2009
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On a slightly parallel comment:

Strange that Sony DADC in Manaus, Brazil, is pressing Blu-Ray discs, but they are hard to find at street stores and on-line vendors are selling most titles at approximately 48 US dollars or more. No wonder the format is still to catch on in this country!
Titanicfave
  Jul 29, 2009
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Very very interesting how a Blu-ray disc is made!
tacitassassin25
  Jul 29, 2009
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pretty cool how they make them, but on the 11th picture one of the top disc is Bad Boy 2, why wont this movie come out

stubiedoo
  Jul 29, 2009
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16,000 discs a day.We musn't let that machine get into the wrong hands lol.

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ShaggyDude
  Jul 29, 2009
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I want a "How It's Made" marathon of just tech stuff like this. That show is like porn for technology geeks. Motherboards and microchips have pretty interesting manufacturing processes too.

woodley56
  Jul 29, 2009
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In the first picture, is that not the new Harry Potter: Ultimate Edition Year 3?
harryviewty
  Jul 29, 2009
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anyone else see the bad boys 2 disc where the discs then get the second coating

nazdar
  Jul 29, 2009
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come to daddy

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Rike255
  Jul 29, 2009
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That's really cool. I'd love to go on a tour of one of these facilities.

Minimejer05
  Jul 29, 2009
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Awesome walk through. I saw Bad Boys II in the blu ray disc art picture!

hdeadman
  Jul 29, 2009
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I bet an HD factory was half the size :-)

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PatrynXX
  Jul 30, 2009
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Bet the HD factory was careless about dust :P

I woulda loved to see a video. where it spins around. Do one of those Discovery channel things like How it's made or whatever they call it now.

johnno1986
  Jul 30, 2009
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Awesome. Nice to see how it all comes together. Yes woodley56 that is the new Harry Potter year 3.

skdenfeld
  Jul 30, 2009
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Wish they had provided some captions describing what was being done in each image. Still, a very cool look behind those closed doors.
salan
  Jul 31, 2009
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
JT_Designer
  Jul 31, 2009
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This was very interesting. I wish it would have gone over the Blu-ray laser and how many nanometers it is as well as what Sony has in plans to make the laser even smaller to pack in more data.

squall_line
  Jul 31, 2009
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Wait... The factory can't even produce 50,000 BDs per day? With new releases selling millions of copies in the first week, that's a few MONTHS just to press the discs, never mind the production time for authoring the discs, etc.

And that's if they're only making one title at a time.

How in the world do we have so many BDs in the world right now? I assume this is Sony's smallest plant or something?

Kinda puts into perspective why it's taking so long for catalog titles to flood into the market...


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