Making HD videos for Bluray?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by patseguin, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. patseguin macrumors 65816

    patseguin

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    I just ordered a flash-based HD camcorder and plan on doing my editing on my iMac 27" i7. it just occurred to me though that I won't be able to make any bluray discs that myself or friends could have for viewing on TV. If I want to record HD video and make bluray discs, do I have no choice but to use a PC since Mac's don't support bluray?
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

    Gymnut

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    You can author Blu-Ray discs from Final Cut Pro 7 & Compressor, as well as from Toast and Adobe Encore(CS3 and up, I believe). As for playback under OSX, there is no native support, although there are workarounds(makemkv, VLC). AFAIK, only Encore allows you to create custom Menus.
     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Forget the 'mac doesn't do bluray' thing for a minute. It's just a specification comprised of a set of video and audio formats.

    You will be able to export from your video editing application in a 'bluray' compatible format (h264 and PCM being the most obvious choices).

    That resultant file will not be in the right container, that's a two minute job to fix, but it's a lot easier on a windows machine.

    As for burning your files to a Bluray disk, you may have to resort to a windows machine, I really don't know.
     

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