Gear Software?

Anyone have any experience with Gear Software?
Looks like they have some CD and DVD apps.

http://www.gearsoftware.com

They even have some mastering apps.

I am a bit surprised that nobody is familar with Gear here.

I for one do know them, but I think they’ll need to spend a lot more on marketing before they will become popular with the general public. Of course large OEM deals like the ones Ahead does work as well :wink:

Agreed, I never heard of them until a friend mentioned their apps to me.

They do have trial versions.

I wonder if they are more for professional applications?

They are aimed at professionals. I have their programs and they do what you ask. They also develop some useful APIs such as the one for DriveImage (gear.exe gear.dll).

Originally posted by FutureProof
They are aimed at professionals. I have their programs and they do what you ask. They also develop some useful APIs such as the one for DriveImage (gear.exe gear.dll).

In your opinion, do you think they are any better than the other ones out there?

Any better for what in particular?

CDR and DVD burning. Looks like they have some apps for these applications. They have some mastering software, but at $750, it is pretty expensive.

Originally posted by danny5
They have some mastering software, but at $750, it is pretty expensive.
Yep, but how much of this do you want to do?

Create CD, DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18 images.
Scan, copy subcode of source disc, report CRC or postgap errors.
Edit pause length before each audio track.
Write DDP images to SCSI Tape devices (DLT, Exabyte, DAT).
Simple and accurate CD copying capability, drive to drive or via hard disk.
Precise control over DVD-9 layer break point, parallel or opposite track path.
Write a DDP or CMF image to a DLT (Digital Linear Tape) for professional replication.
Copy, edit, write, DVD-Video or DVD-Audio title sets (VIDEO_TS, AUDIO_TS).
Add data or software files to DVD-Video titles.
Edit ISRC and UPC codes.
Copy CDs or DVDs to DDP image on hard drive.
Automatically compress and encrypt a DDP image for secure, fast network transfer.
Automatically transfer DDP images via FTP to disc replicators.

The CD/DVD stuff is under $80

Good point.

Well, there was not much response to this thread, except for FP.

Perhaps Gear is a bit too obscure for the open market.

Thank for your input FP…