?Going paperless is the in thing today in many industries. Many companies have opted to go digital in terms of storing important data pertaining to their businesses such as keeping employees' files, accounting, billing to issuing copies of reports to management, shareholders and clients. This is one of the reasons why DVD duplication has become a popular trend among numerous organizations. How it works DVD duplication is the process of transferring data and audio or what is commonly known as burning from various sources onto a DVD recordable disc. The process is similar with CD duplication. The main difference between the CD and DVD is in the amount of data they store. While a CD can hold about 650 megabytes of information and about 75 minutes of music, a DVD can store more by as much as 4.7 gigabytes or seven times more than the CD's storage capacity. You may have noticed that a single movie or even multiple movies can be stored in only one DVD but with the CD, a regular length movie usually requires two CDs. As for music, a DVD can store up to eight hours of music on each side. The DVD's big storage capacity can be attributed to its smaller bumps and closer tracks. Data stored can either be static or dynamic. Additionally, the Blu-ray disc (BD) is another medium for storing data and notably high-definition video. It uses a red laser and has a greater storage space than the DVD due to its shorter wavelength. Up to 50 gigabytes of information can be stored in a dual layer Blu-ray disc which is six times that of a dual layer DVD's capacity. The Trend: For companies keeping up with the latest technology, gone are the days of distributing paper copies of financial reports and keeping VHS tapes of their special events. These days, corporations make video productions of their presentations and provide DVD copies to clients, business partners and sales staff. For this reason, both DVD and CD duplication have become very popular particularly in the corporate world. Apart from the high demand from companies and the affordability of the duplication process, several other factors contribute to this growing trend including the prices of DVD media and equipment which have become very competitive in recent years. These, in turn, enables event videographers to add duplication services to their existing videography business to serve corporations that need a high volume of DVD copies for distribution to management executives, stockholders and clients. Besides DVD, some duplicators also accommodate VHS and CD duplication as well as replication. Some also offer both duplicating services and products for their clients' convenience. DVD and CD duplication can be done in-house if the company has the necessary equipment or outsourced to a third party duplicator. With an in-house duplication, a company has control over the video production. The only downside is that it has to invest in the duplication equipment which could be quite costly. The future Many experts in this field believe there's truly a bright future for DVD duplication and videographers. Proof of this is the mushrooming of copy shops despite the stiff competition with photocopiers and printers. The duplicating equipment should not be a problem as no shortage is expected. Tower duplicators and standalone printers are in sufficient supply. In fact, there are companies, too, that provide complete solutions such as the robotic arms that can do the duplication and printing at the same time of up to 600 discs in an automated manner. Mark Saunders is a business executive who owns several websites. Get more information about quality and professional DVD duplication, CD duplication and Blu-ray discs at .