Reading so much about which authoring system to use for authoring Blue Ray DVDs, I'm wondering why not DVD Pro, which is supposed to do it. Couldn't I author it with DVD Pro and then burn it with Toast Platinum? I'm asking this because I need to buy BD Burner soon and I'm editing with FC Studio 2. Do you have any advice and suggestions.
Reading so much about which authoring system to use for authoring Blue Ray DVDs, I'm wondering why not DVD Pro, which is supposed to do it. Couldn't I author it with DVD Pro and then burn it with Toast Platinum
Nope, DVDSP will NOT author Blu-Ray. It will author HD-DVD. For an Intel Mac you probably want Encore CS3 which is part of Adobe Premier Pro CS3. It is no longer sold separately. If like me you are on a G5, you are out of luck. There is NO authoring solution for PowerPC Macs that I can find. Toast 7 & 8 can burn Blu-Ray data discs and I am using it for that.
By the way, the Panasonic SW-5582 works well in my G5. I bought it from OWC at macsales.com.
BD authoring is much more complex then DVD authoring as far as the "guts" go, that is only if you want seamless menus. You can actually use DVDit and a product by Ulead if you want basic old school menus (the ones we do now with DVD). All else is another story. There are three options: HDMV mode which is using 8-bit images and muxing them into the streams and also adding basic logic, such as simple animations. Then there is BD-J mode with is full Java coding. The 3rd option is a combo of HDMV mode and BD-J mode, a good example is the movie Cars. This uses both
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