UltraStorage Disc (Johnsonverse)

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UltraStorage Disc (commonly shortened to USD) is a digital optical disc data storage format. It was created by Johnson Technologies in 2013 and was touted as a "game-changer" for the home video market due to its capability of storing up to twenty terabytes of data, approximately over 4,000 times the storage of a normal DVD. USD supports 4K UHD (3840 × 2160 pixel resolution) video at frame rates up to 60 progressive frames per second. In addition, FBI warning screens are shown after the movie, rather than before, as creator Tim Johnson disliked the concept of showing FBI warning screens right before the movie starts. USD players are also compatible with standard DVDs, Blu-rays, and CDs.

Development began in 2000. The first prototypes were tested in 2008, and in 2011, a press conference confirming its release date was held.

Specifications

Initial titles

Sales and reception

When they were first announced, the format generated