This is generally defined to include compression and conversion of all data, verifying compliance with the DVD specification and writing the data to a UDF bridge or UDF format disc image. Once a title has been pre mastered, its ready for simulation or testing with one-off copy and then sending out for replication.
Creating a recorded file that contains the exact "image" or file layout of a CD-ROM, with error correction and timing information, ready for mastering.
In CD-ROM, a data-formatting process performed on each block of user data. The process determines the sector address and adds synchronization information. If the format is to be Mode 1, 288 bytes of error detection and correction data are calculated, and this data is added at the end of each sector to ensure the full recovery of user block data. (7/96)
The process of preparing digital data to send to a manufacturer, such as CDVideo for mastering and replication. Specialized software and hardware are used to create an image file mirroring what the CD will contain, including the file structure (such as ISO 9660).