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DVD box with 4 disks

on October 30th, 2009, by Ton


David made this cool new graphic to promote our dvd presale… so it’s time to tell we plan a to do a Quad box even! It’s just more efficient to have two single layer video dvds (PAL, NTSC) and two dual-layer DVD-ROMs, one with all theย  (HD) videos and tutorials, and one with the studio data. (24 GB total).

Still nothing compared to Main sponsors, who will get a TeraByte usb drive with *everything* on it. ๐Ÿ™‚


28 Responses to “DVD box with 4 disks”

  1. D Says:

    *head explodes*

    Somehow, 4 DVDs feel more satisfying that a single Blu-ray disc.

  2. jachristie79 Says:

    I just drooled a little bit out of my mouth

  3. Waho Says:

    I approve of this.


  4. Dan Gaute Eng Says:

    Omg, OMG OMG OMG OMG…………..

    In Love now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. originalbbb Says:

    Terabyte? No kidding? talking about 100gb only, what is going to be inside and how can they use it? (1000 gb?)

  6. Steven Says:

    24 GO, It is cool.

  7. D Says:

    To fill up a single-layer DVD (4 “Go”) with an 8 minute feature alone, you would easily require at least 6 sets of angles+audio! O_o

  8. Terry Wallwork Says:


    One day when usb sticks are cheap enough it would be good to have them on USB sticks, less disc swapping and probably easier to post and a lot less error prone.

    Still I look forward to getting them ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. LOGAN Says:

    I hope Ton realises by now that the commentary tracks do *not* need multiple instances of the video track in lower quality. DVD Video does supports multiple audio tracks!

    But indeed 4-DVD box is a big marketing value! So people who haven’t ordered yet… ORDER NOW!

    So next month Ton is gonna announce 5DVD box? Extended special edition? 3D stereo graphic edition? (well that takes 2 times the amount of rendering and a separate compositing pass at the end to ‘merge’ the 2 videos into one with correct settings ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. William Says:

    LOGAN: Actually this *is* a limitation of the DVD format. Having many audio tracks forces the video datarate to be lower, and since the movies are only 7 minutes it is nicer to have an optimal quality movie as the main film, and then use lower quality video with many audio tracks. Otherwise we’d have to use low quality across the board.

    Obviously the truly optimal way of viewing the movie will be in HD (or even 4K), either by playing it through a computer (DVD ROM) or by using BluRay.

  11. Nixon Says:

    Thats a nice set of discs:)
    I wonder how to watch the movie in 4k ..i don’t know anyone whos got a tv or monitor wich suppports this format…i guess i watch it 4 times and tile the image for the time viewing:D….
    by the way!
    A friend mentioned that BIG BUCK BUNNY ran in german tv late at night on monday, i was impressed:)

  12. johnson Says:

    Anybody knows when is the 2.5 version its going to be released? i didnt watch the blender conference :S

  13. Le@ndro Says:

    Hi! You can check the scheduling of Blender 2.5 towards the final stable 2.6 here: (is a link to BlenderNation).

    But I don’t know if they changed the times during the Bconf…

    Hope it helped!

  14. Le@ndro Says:

    Oh, I’m sorry! I’ve just seen that, according to the schedule, the Beta 0 should be released around these days!

    But the notes say that Beta 0 will exist once every working 2.4x is ported, and I think that’s not accomplished yet… so I don’t know!


  15. jwt Says:

    I just started being interested in 3d modeling and came across blender. I did not expect to get much back in return if I spent my money on an ‘open movie’ DVD and was very critical at first.

    This post just changed my mind. Good job.

  16. RNS Says:


  17. LOGAN Says:

    BTW, whats up with this ’24Go’ instead of ’24GB’??

  18. Jacob Valenta Says:


  19. RH2 Says:

    @Ton: just get a SATA to USB adapter, add it to a HD, and poof* you get a jumpdrive ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Benoรฎt Says:

    @LOGAN: I’m guessing that’s because David made that picture…
    In French, the o stands for octets. Sounds kinda like octo, or eight: eight bits…and there are your Bytes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. Scott Says:

    Jacob Valenta: Check – โ‚ฌ2.500 is the deal ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Blendiac Says:

    So by “HD” do you mean 4k or just 1080p (/720P?!)

    Please be 4k! ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. Alex Delderfield (AD-Edge) Says:

    Sounds great to me ๐Ÿ˜€

    @Blendiac – I think if it was 4K quality that would be slight overkill, unless someone has a 4K cinema at home of course. :p

  24. Ton Says:

    The 1 TB disk is supposed to have all 4k renders on it, in OpenEXR high dynamic color. You can not play this in real-time though… has to be encoded to jpg2000 or so.

    Sponsors who support us with 2500 euro get such a disk shipped around premiere time. It’s all free/open content, sooner or later it’ll be on the web somewhere for download.

    People interested in such a disk, but not with a budget to sponsor us, can contact me. If there’s sufficient interest, we can devide to make a commercial USB drive offering too.

    @ Blendiac: the DVD will get a real HD version, in 1080p but with letterbox (we go for 2.35:1 epic width)

  25. Jakub Steiner Says:

    “David made this cool new graphic” as in took the media-optical from gnome-icon-theme you mean? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Erich Says:

    Well I want to warn you guys. I have preordered the last blender open movie and we were promised that our names would be in the credits. My and many other names were missing and there was no single word of excuse from the team nor was there an explanation. So think twice when you want to preorder this movie.

  27. Colin Says:

    @Erich – Hey, I can see how that can be kindof annoying… But is the credit really the only reason why you preordered??

    Anyway, I think Ton and the team feel bad about any omissions or misprints, and we’re going to avoid that problem this time. Ton has suggested that we’re going to publish the list of people who preordered so people will have the opportunity to check and make sure their names are correct.

    Everyone who preordered should be getting a credit. The deadline has already passed for getting in the credits, but I think there’s a lot more reasons to order the DVDs.


  28. Erich Says:

    No the credit is not the only reason. I love Blender and I like to support them. But Many people really got bumped on their heads and there was no excuse whatsoever that kind of made the day. I expect this to happen on some closed source company which does not care about their customers but blender lives from its community and treating them like that is not what I thinke an open community should be like.