DVD makes other forms of

museum video programs look

like ancient history.


Among the many uses of DVD, a number work perfectly for museums. Any video-based entertainment, educational or tour related programming brings out the best in DVD capability. You get DVD's superior picture quality, improved sound ability, increased storage capacity and flexible user interactivity, with the added benefit of complete administrative control. With DVD, shows can be created for single-user tours, multiple location kiosks, large multi-screen shows or wide screen amphitheater presentations.


Here's how it works. DVD's capacity allows you to put several programs on one disc. For instance, one disc could hold a program on dinosaurs, a second on birds and a third on early man. DVD's interactive flexibility would allow that same disc to be used in three different areas of the museum and be programmed to show only the specific program for that area. Museum-goers at one kiosk area could use DVD's touch screen capability to view one specific program and interact with its various content menus without being able to access the other two programs on the disc. In addition, DVD's ability to easily link several players together and present in wide screen versions, lets you use the same disc in multi-screen and large amphitheater applications.


Access to all three or more programs is controlled by a museum administrator. With DVD, it's possible to build in simple access codes known only to the administrator. A couple hidden "touch-points" on the screen could quickly switch access from one program on the disc to another.


Think about the efficiency, flexibility and cost savings provided by DVD. You get multiple programming capability, subject specific access and complete administrative control. You save on duplication, storage and administrative costs. Plus, DVD's need only a video player, eliminating the need for expensive computers to run the shows.


One last thought. Consider the further educational and financial possibilities that arise from franchising your disc and its flexible content programming to other museums and educational institutions. Museums around the country are already taking advantage of what DVD has to offer.


If we can answer questions or assist you in planning a DVD project, please contact us. With the experience and expertise of over 300 titles to our name, we can make your first DVD every bit as good as our last.



Contact:  Richard Diercks or Willie Powe - The Richard Diercks Company, Inc
3140 Harbor Lane North Suite 223 Minneapolis, MN 55447 (763) 231-3303 Fax: (763) 231-3307 Email: dvd@diercks.com