DC UMD for PSP
Videos made for the PSP are called UMDs. They look like small DVDs inside a plastic case. The PSP's screen is kind of huge, so watching a movie on one is actually pretty cool. It's perfect for long trips, or when you are bored while visiting old family members. I bought a PSP just for this review, and I'm kind of addicted to it at the moment!
The DC Video Deluxe Edition UMD features all the features and footage from the original DC Video DVD - the incredible footage quality, the cinematography, the music, the mega ramp, and the sick DC team skateboarding. In the PSP UMD format, you can watch the entire video through from the start, or cycle through a menu and pick any pro's section to watch, or any of the special features (as the Deluxe Edition, the UMD comes with all the outtakes, the DC Commercials, the animated short, everything).
Plus, if you already own The DC Video Deluxe Edition DVD, there's still strong reasons to buy the PSP UMD. The UMD comes with extra stuff, like trailers for games, other Silver Platter videos (indie titles, read more about it below), some WiFi Weblinks to free video and game downloads for your PSP, and the best part of all:
UMD Exclusive - Danny Way Vs. the Great Wall of China
I seriously recommend buying The DC Video UMD, if you like skateboarding and own a PSP. If you don't own a PSP, I recommend one of those, too!
Silver Platter PublishingSilver Platter calls themselves "The Indie UMD Label". Their goal is to publish all kinds of videos in UMD format that might be otherwise impossible to find. The DC Video is their first skateboarding video, and they picked a great one to start with. The people at Silver Platter say that their goal is to not just reproduce DVDs in UMD format, so you end up having the same movie twice, but instead they want to offer things on their UMDs that aren't available on the DVD version. Plus, all the UMDs they sent me are region free, and the two below have Japanese subtitle options!
The other video they sent me is called The Community Project - a snowboarding video. I really like this video. A lot. I've only ever seen one other snowboarding video, a Robot Food one that came in a cardboard box, and I liked it in the same way. The filming is crisp and the colors bright, with somewhat relaxing music, and well mixed video. It's almost like a team of trained people with a large budget made this movie. A lot of recent skateboarding videos have looked a little like they have no money or artistic direction ... which can look cool, but not if everyone is doing it. The DC Video is different, and there are others as well, but after seeing what's going on with other "action sports", it makes me want to see better from my side of the court. Anyway, regardless, if you like skiing or snowboarding, check out these two titles on UMD!