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Mark Abney
Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 16, 2008 at 2:28:08 am

Can anyone suggest a Blu-Ray burner that is compatible with Encore DVD running on a Mac-G5 Octo-Core? I would prefer an internal drive, but external is fine.... I just want to be sure it is compatible with Encore and/or Toast 8. What are you all using out there?

I am setting up a new system and would appreciate any suggestions.

-mark


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Graham Jones
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 16, 2008 at 6:29:20 pm

Hi,

check out the drive compatibility database at http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/drivedb/search.drivedb.lasso -- I would suggest that that LaCie external burner will probably give you the least trouble.

- G.



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Mark Abney
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 17, 2008 at 3:54:34 pm

Thanks for the suggestions Graham... I will check out the website.

-mark



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Warren Eig
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 17, 2008 at 7:07:53 pm

I'm using a Panasonic SW-5583 internal SATA burner. So far works great.

Warren

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Mark Abney
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 18, 2008 at 1:43:07 pm

Thanks Warren.

Just wondering.... are you able to burn successfully directly from Encore? or do you save and ISO file and burn with Toast?

I appreciate any noob tips you might have too, as I am crossing over from DVDSP for Blu-Ray projects.

-mark


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Warren Eig
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 18, 2008 at 5:05:51 pm

Mark,

I never tried from Encore. I just make a disc image and burn in toast. The advantage to the disc image is I can archive the image and then do multiple burns later.

Warren

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Nick Righton
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 19, 2008 at 2:41:00 am

FYI, Roxio just released Toast 9. It supports Bluray video disc burning now.

I wish I was good at one thing rather than average at many, but oh well.


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Dave Jenkins
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 19, 2008 at 5:06:09 am

If you get an internal drive be prepared for a install that takes a bit of time and pulling apart your mac. It's not simple. but doable.

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Warren Eig
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 19, 2008 at 5:27:59 am

[Dave Jenkins] "If you get an internal drive be prepared for a install that takes a bit of time and pulling apart your mac. It's not simple. but doable.
"


Not as hard as you would think. It took about 10 minutes to snake a 24" SATA cable in my octo to the upper DVD drive bays. I didn't have to take out the fan.

Warren


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Mark Abney
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 19, 2008 at 1:48:56 pm

Looks like the optical drive is connected via IDE in my new Octo-Core MacPro.
Are you using a SATA card to run your burner?

I've ordered the FastMac internal IDE tray-loader model and will suffer through the 2x speed for now.

Toast 9 sounds promising too.

So many new toys.

Thanks for all the input!

-mark


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Warren Eig
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 19, 2008 at 4:08:11 pm

I hooked up a 24" SATA cable to the two extra SATA connectors on the logic board of my Octo.

The SATA burner can burn a dual layer a 4x.

Warren

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O 310-470-0905


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Mark Abney
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 19, 2008 at 11:04:13 pm

Thanks again Warren....

Just contacted FastMac and switched my order to the SATA drive.

4x will help alot.

Plus they sent a handy Pdf explaining the installation!

-mark


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Warren Eig
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 20, 2008 at 6:45:59 am

I bought the same one FastMac sells but $100.00 less. It works great. Easy to use. I found FastMac hard to deal with so I took my money else where.

Warren

Warren Eig

O 310-470-0905


email: warren@babyboompictures.com

website: http://www.babyboompictures.com


http://www.atomfilms.com/af/content/knitwits

http://www.atomfilms.com/film/family_xmas.jsp



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Mark Abney
Re: Blu-Ray Burner for Mac?
on Mar 20, 2008 at 1:28:05 pm

Wow

I've had a great experience with FastMac so far.

I used their iChat sales support yesterday.... realtime response and very helpful.

-Mark


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