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walter biscardi
Blue Ray burner for Mac?
on May 21, 2007 at 4:18:57 pm

Anybody have any insights on what Blue Ray burner can be used with a Mac? I've been asked to create a disc and know that Compressor 3 will be able to encode our HD content for Blue Ray, but having a hard time figuring out what burner we can use. Internal or external, doesn't matter to me. Thanks!

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eric
Re: Blue Ray burner for Mac?
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on May 21, 2007 at 5:25:17 pm

A Blu Ray burner won't you much good since there are no Blu Ray authoring tools for the Mac. DVDit Pro HD will work for Blu Ray


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walter biscardi
Re: Blue Ray burner for Mac?
on May 21, 2007 at 5:39:43 pm

[eric] "
A Blu Ray burner won't you much good since there are no Blu Ray authoring tools for the Mac. DVDit Pro HD will work for Blu Ray"


Compressor 3 will encode the video and I did find one Blu Ray burner that comes with Toast 8, which says it can author the Blu Ray disc.

http://store.mcetech.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=BD...

Also, DVD Studio Pro 4 says it now supports HD-DVD using a Blue Laser option. Is this what I would need to do to author a Blue Ray Disc?

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eric
Re: Blue Ray burner for Mac?
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on May 21, 2007 at 5:50:58 pm

Yes you can install a Blu Ray burner into a Mac but there are no authoring tools yet available for Mac. Toast will burn to BR but for data only - not to play in a Blu Ray player.

DVDSP has a blue laser option but they're talking about HD DVD - both formats use a blue laser.


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walter biscardi
Re: Blue Ray burner for Mac?
on May 21, 2007 at 5:52:46 pm

[eric] "
Yes you can install a Blu Ray burner into a Mac but there are no authoring tools yet available for Mac. Toast will burn to BR but for data only - not to play in a Blu Ray player.

DVDSP has a blue laser option but they're talking about HD DVD - both formats use a blue laser."


Thanks so much for clearing that up. Wasn't sure if HD-DVD used a blue laser at all, but reading up further, I see it means the disc will spin much faster in the player.

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
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HD Editorial & Animation for Broadcast and independent productions.

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lukeny
Re: Blue Ray burner for Mac?
on May 21, 2007 at 5:41:53 pm

Adobe Encore CS3 for Mac will burn to Blu-Ray. But I don't think that comes out till June. Other than that I don't see why any external Blu-Ray drive wouldn't work.

http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/04/27/mac.pro.blu.ray.burner/


-luke


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