Burbank, CA (April 10, 2007)–Ascent Media Group’s Digital Media Data Center (DMDC) recently teamed with MX Production Services and Universal Music Group to produce Nine Inch Nails’ Beside You In Time, the groundbreaking new DVD release from the seminal rock band.
Documenting the group’s 2005-2006 Live: With Teeth concert tour, the disc is the first-ever musical performance to be released simultaneously on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray. Due to the intensity of the performance, its uncompromising filmmaking style, the sophisticated menu system and the unusual bonus features included with the disc, Beside You In Time pushes all three formats to their technical and creative limits, ensuring the title’s place as a milestone in DVD production.
Universal Music Group, parent company of Nine Inch Nails’ record label, Interscope, initially contracted MX Production Services to author the disc. MX Production Services, whose expertise is primarily in Blu-ray and standard DVDs, in turn, sought additional support from AMG and DMDC for the authoring of the HD DVD version and with compression.
Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor wanted the three versions of the DVD to be as similar as possible, but he also wanted to take advantage of the special features and capabilities of the new high-resolution formats. That resulted in some variations between the DVD, Blu-Ray and HD DVD versions. The high definition versions, for example, feature Dolby True-HD 5.1 digital surround sound, while the standard DVD, which is not compatible with the True-HD format, features DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound. (Optional Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo mixes are available on all three formats.)
Additionally, for three songs, the Blu-ray version includes an alternate angle of the rear screen projection that can be toggled on the fly. Due to technical limitations, this feature is not included on the HD DVD version. However, the HD DVD version does include the actual alternate projection footage.
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