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Published Friday 17 June 2016 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

topic icon UFO DVD Authoring for Italian release

We have just completed a 13 disk DVD authoring run of Gerry Anderson's UFO, a science fiction TV series first broadcast in  1970.

The authoring has been carried out for Content Partners who have been working with the Italian distributor to arrange the release.

Each disk contains 2 x 47 minute episodes and the collection includes all 26 episodes episodes which were originally aired in 1970. The show told a series of stories, set on a fictional Earth that is being attacked by aliens, and the secret organisation that has been tasked to repel the aliens while keeping it a secret from the rest of the population.

We were supplied with pre-encoded versions of the original episodes (with audio in English & Italian) as well as Italian subtitles. Also 6 episodes featured an additional Italian audio track, taken from the original 1970's recordings (all other audio is from a more recent re-recording)

We designed new DVD menus for each disk (main menu & audio selection menu). Stu also designed a secondary menu for the episode that featured the bonus Italian Audio option, and wrote a script which displayed the extra menu only when a relevant episode was picked when the language was set to Italian.

Once the authoring was complete, we then built the 13 master disks, which will be sent off for replication.

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