Blu-ray burner for MBP

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Marlin, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Marlin macrumors member

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    I'v recorded HDV for the first time and want to burn some Blu-ray disks, but have some questions on how to proceed. I will use FCP7 or Compressor to send files to Toast, as that seems the way to go. MBP 2.6 GHZ 4GB RAM.

    1)Will I encounter issues with 2 eSATA ports one the Scratch disk the other for the burner.
    2) Can anyone recommend a decent burner as most of the reviews I'v read are not very clear.

    Thanks very much
     
  2. tri3limited macrumors 6502

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    You can burn straight from compressor otherwise. Worth bearing in mind HDV isn't recognised as full hd but I can sort of understand the desire for blu-ray.
     
  3. 2jaded2care macrumors 6502

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    Have used the LaCie external Blu-Ray burner with the (then-bundled) Toast 9.

    The burner works well I guess, but I haven't used any others so I have no comparison.

    The Toast software has been a pain. I know they're up to Toast 10 by now, but I think there's still a problem with the menus displaying properly on some of the newer Sony and LG Blu-Ray players. Instead of the packaged menu template with nice background and button graphics, the display shows a black background and only the button highlight/outline:

    http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=46145

    The encoded video looks good, but without functional menus all I can do is enable auto-play and forget about any slideshows. Not cool.
     
  4. Marlin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks very much. I think we will have the issue of what players will play a Blu-ray disk for quite awhile, just like -r +r etc. the disgusting licensing question. Note the new FCS release is still 2 not 3 and $300 less. I think that means we have to do work arounds until FCS 3 is released with a new authoring program. I saw this review on Ken Stone's site

    http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/owc_mercury_blu-ray_burner_saraceno.html

    Thanks
     

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