I was recently asked by a client for a finished product on Blu-Ray. The problem is that I don't know how to author movies to Blu-Ray as DVD Studio Pro does not have that option. I was wondering if someone could help me out with this problem. I tried searching for a workflow on the website but I was unable to do so.
I currently have Final Cut 6 but I am hoping that I will be able to get Final Cut 7 in the next couple of weeks. From what I have read it seems as if it is 100 times easier to author DVD's with Final Cut 7.
I am using two Sony XDCAM EX3 to shoot. I don't know if maybe there is a way where I can edit on Final Cut, export back to the XDCAM EX3 and then burn it on a PC.
Re: Blu Ray Authoring by eric pautsch on Sep 2, 2010 at 4:40:08 pm
What does the client want? There's Toast and Compressor outputs a Blu Ray. There's Encore as well. Do they want to replicate? If so you would need to pay someone to do the work unless you're prepared to spend a substantial amount of money and time will the learning curve.
From all the posts that I was reading regarding BluRay, the only one that I could look at that seemed to work great was NetBlender. The thing is that I edit all of my movies in a Mac while NetBlender is for PC. I would like to give it a try since it has a 30 day trial period.
Do you have any recommendations of how I could transfer the footage over from a Mac to a PC to make this work?
I use a Sony EX3 XDCAM for shooting. I was thinking about the burning to tape option but I am not sure about the quality as I have not tried it before.
MainConcept just released MovieExport, an export plugin for Final Cut Pro, QuickTime and iMovie with a number of higher-end codecs, supporting Blu-ray Disc, XDCAM, AVC-Intra, F4V, iPod, PSP, AVCHD, DVD, etc. So it can get you a bit closer to authoring a Blu-ray Disc, although you still need to have one of the usual apps to create your menus and to do the actual burning, of course.