Drum Corps International
New Video Downloads: Relive the excitement of the 2010 Open Class World Championships

New Video Downloads: Relive the excitement of the 2010 Open Class World Championships

by Drum Corps International


Blue Devils B
You can now enjoy the outstanding performances of all 16 corps that performed at the 2010 Drum Corps International Open Class World Championships, recorded live at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium August 13 and 14. Available for the first time ever exclusively as digital video downloads, these incredible Open Class performances have been released for your viewing pleasure several months earlier than in previous years. This digital bundle features high-camera video performances of each participating corps. Offered as a low-cost bundle priced at only $14.99, included are the Finals performances of the top 12 corps as well as the Semifinals performances of the 13th through 16th placing groups. (Fan Network Plus & Premium Subscribers get an additional 5% off.) Saturday, Aug. 14 Finals Performances Blue Devils B – Space Oregon Crusaders – Dance of the Flames Spartans – Fire Dances Revolution – Fade to Black Raiders – Platinum Celebration Music City – River Sounds 7th Regiment – Macabre Legends – Ruins Genesis – One Night in the Valley Forte – Stargazing Colt Cadets – Sorcerer's Revenge Velvet Knights – Magical Mystery Tour Friday, Aug. 13 Semifinals Performances Racine Scouts – Fascinating Rhythms: The Music of George Gershwin Les Stentors – A New Day Str?¤ngn?¤s – Passion Within Blue Saints – The Struggle Within Owning your virtual piece of the 2010 Open Class World Championships has never been easier! These digital downloads can be viewed on your personal computer, converted for your mobile viewing device, or burned to a DVD to watch on your home theater system. Visit the DCI Fan Network for additional information and to start downloading today!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much space do I need on my hard drive for these downloads? The 16 downloads will require a total of 2.84 gigabytes of space. Each individual performance size is between 150 and 225 megabytes. How long does it take to download my 2010 Open Class bundle? Depending on Internet speed, the average 12-minute performance will download in 4 to 15 minutes. Phone modems are not recommended, but will work taking approximately 60 minutes per show. Do I have to download the performances of all 16 corps at once? Each corps is available as a single file, so you can download one at a time, or all 16 at once. Downloads will likely be fastest doing one or two at a time. Can I purchase videos separately? No. They are only available as a group due to licensing considerations. How long do I have to download all of these files? Two full days (48 hours) from the time of your purchase. Will these performances also be offered in DVD format? No. 2010 Open Class World Championship performances will be offered exclusively as digital video downloads. Can I make my own DVD of the performances for my personal use? Yes. This exciting new format provides more flexibility in delivering performances to fans of Open Class corps, while still maintaining DVD-quality files. Some fans may want to enjoy their video via a DVD, and it's easy to transfer your videos to a disc for your personal use. Both Windows and Mac computer platforms offer free DVD authoring tools that offer a range of capabilities, for novices and experts alike. For Apple users: iDVD will make a quality disc very quickly. If you are unfamiliar with iDVD and own a Mac, visit http://www.apple.com/ilife/idvd/ for "how-to" information, or use "Magic iDVD" features within the application. For Windows users: Microsoft's free Windows Live Movie Maker will enable you to create your own DVD. Visit http://windowslive.com/Desktop/MovieMaker for additional information. What are the technical specifications of the video downloads? Files are provided in m4v file format. Encoding was done at 853x480 (16:9) progressive, using the h.264 codec.