Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up to make it easier for independent filmmakers to distribute their movies on High Definition DVD's. These types of partnerships mean great opportunities for creative people. Not long ago it was prohibitively expensive to buy cameras and editing workstations, so becoming an independent filmmaker meant you needed to be related to a Coppola (no offense to Sophia and Nic Cage). This concept will use Amazons CustomFlix DVD-On-Demand technology. The technology cuts down the costly inventory requirements and allows for the production and shipment of DVDs as soon as they are ordered online. The DVDs will be formatted in Microsoft's VC-1 video codec format. Get the whole article here.