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Ryan Storm
best way for festival projection of 1280 x 720 short film?
on Dec 2, 2009 at 5:45:28 pm

I have been searching all over the net getting opinions from forums but still would like to ask myself for some advice before committing to buying. My platform is MacBook Pro, FCP and I have 27 minutes of 1280 x 720 footage for projection on the big screen at a film festival. Is it better to use Blu-ray for this?

Thanks,

Ryan


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Michael Sacci
Re: best way for festival projection of 1280 x 720 short film?
on Dec 2, 2009 at 6:08:29 pm

HD tape is better quality if the festival accepts it. But BluRay would be far superior to SD DVD that is for sure.



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Ryan Storm
Re: best way for festival projection of 1280 x 720 short film?
on Dec 2, 2009 at 6:16:21 pm

thanks Michael for such a fast reply! i see you contribute a lot on this forum. i did not even consider HD tape but i know the festival does not screen in that format. for future purposes, how could i get it to tape?

concerning blu-ray, that means i will need an external burner plus to view it i will either need a blu-ray player or bootcamp windows vista on my mac right?


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Michael Sacci
Re: best way for festival projection of 1280 x 720 short film?
on Dec 2, 2009 at 6:47:09 pm

Whenever I need an HD master I make a ETT timeline with an exported (same settings as my edit) qt of my final color corrected timeline. Put the bars, slate and 2 pop on and put it all on an external drive that I take to a post house. I have one in town that makes HDCAM for about $150/hr. So I would need to make a lot before I paid for a deck. If there is not a place in your town you can send it to LA, NY or other service post houses.

I would be testing my BluRay disc on an external systems, NOt sure if BluRay can be played even with Windows and the right software in Boot Camp

You can burn them with FCS3 but you cannot play them back yet on a Mac.



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Ryan Storm
Re: best way for festival projection of 1280 x 720 short film?
on Dec 2, 2009 at 7:20:57 pm

all right! thanks again for all your help Michael.


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Roger Hendrick
Re: best way for festival projection of 1280 x 720 short film?
on Dec 3, 2009 at 2:21:51 pm

Mac Blu-ray playback with Boot Camp is great.

Mac Pro 2008 3 GHz 8 core
NVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
10GB ram
Boot Camp 2.2
Vista 64 SP2
Cyberlink PowerDVD 7.3(Ultra)
Sony BD-R drive in USB enclosure

Playback of Blu-ray discs, BD-R(25), BD-RW(25), BD-5,9 and BD build folders from hard drive. Roxio DVDIt HD Pro and Encore CS4 both work fine making BD-R one-offs. Scenarist 5 and BD Studio won't run under Vista but supposedly WinXP/Boot Camp would work.

Roger Hendrick
The Airship Factory
http://www.airshipfactory.com
HD Video Production - Blu-ray Authoring


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Michael Sacci
Re: best way for festival projection of 1280 x 720 short film?
on Dec 5, 2009 at 8:38:19 pm

Roger,

Thanks for posting that you are able to view BD with Bootcamp.



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