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Mastering can be a slightly confusing process, particularly for those new to the concept. To help you out, we've provided a simple and brief run down.

Mastering: the basic's

What is mastering?

'Mastering', also known as 'authoring', is the process where your data is assembled and structured so that it can be transferred onto a master disc in such a way that we can then make further accurate copies from it. It is a vital stage, and is basically the process of burning or transferring recorded audio and visual data in its final and finished format.


Mastering simply ensures that your work is reproduced to the highest possible standard, whether it's audio, visual, software, or a combination. We aim to give you the very best quality of play, with perfect clarity, providing you with a crystal clear, unblemished playback experience.

If you want to learn more about the mastering process, or there is something that you don't understand, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team have been doing this for years and would love to pass on their knowledge to you.

Mastering: our services

We offer mastering services to suit every project and every budget. We are a very experienced team that are more than happy to advise and guide you through the whole mastering process.

Video authoring

We offer clients a range of options for video authoring. What we need from you is:

Please note that Blu-ray formats tend to differ and are a little more complex. We also offer additional add-ons for Blu-ray, so if this is the medium you wish to use then please get in touch and we can talk you through the process.

Data only authoring

We can work with data only discs too. For example we can:

Mastering: things to remember

Mastering can be a complex process. So we thought it would be useful to list some of the things that are important to remember and consider when starting this process. But don't worry, our team at Media Hut can help you through every one of these stages. We do this work every day, and will look after all the technical aspects to provide you with the best possible finished product.

Any queries related to any of these stages, or anything else for that matter, please get in touch and we will be able to offer advice and assistance.

Download detailed mastering guidelines for CD

Download detailed mastering guidelines for DVD

Mastering a CD or DVD