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sandy shapiro
Blu Ray Files and Settings for Authoring
on Feb 22, 2012 at 5:30:16 pm

Hi,

I'm screening a short film at a festival that requires a Blu Ray disc. A friend of mine has a Blu Ray burner and offered to burn the Blu Ray discs for me if I provide him with the encoded files. I have Toast (which he is using to burn the disc) and the HD plug-in. Should I use Toast to make the Blu Ray files or can I use Compressor from Final Cut Pro? Which is better? I would also like to know the best compression settings for Blu Ray.

Thanks,

Sandy


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Michael Slowe
Re: Blu Ray Files and Settings for Authoring
on Feb 22, 2012 at 5:40:04 pm

Why not just borrow his BD burner if it is free standing? I do all my BD's with Toast Titanium Pro 11 (which is what you probably have) and the results are great.

Michael Slowe


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sandy shapiro
Re: Blu Ray Files and Settings for Authoring
on Feb 22, 2012 at 5:44:45 pm

He is borrowing his work's burner, so to minimize time he asked me to make the files. I have Toast HD. Should I just bring my Apple Pro Res Quicktime into Toast and make the files? If so, what bit rate, etc?

Thanks


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Michael Slowe
Re: Blu Ray Files and Settings for Authoring
on Feb 23, 2012 at 10:29:00 am

Sandy, yes, I just drag my ProRes file into Toast. The video tab is checked and Blu-Ray is the indicated disc. Toast does the rest. In the option box I have the bit rate at 8mbps with a max of 16 so presumably it's a variable rate depending on the content. Audio is Dolby Digital at 256kbps. Also indicated is 16:9 aspect with Top Field first (my stuff is shot interlaced).

Michael Slowe


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sandy shapiro
Re: Blu Ray Files and Settings for Authoring
on Feb 24, 2012 at 3:16:01 pm

what type of blu ray discs do you buy to burn your HD movies?


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Michael Slowe
Re: Blu Ray Files and Settings for Authoring
on Feb 24, 2012 at 6:50:17 pm

Sandy, I always use Verbatim discs, both DVD and BD. The code for the Blu-Ray is BD-R 25GB 4x and I use the Photo Printable surface which is white and takes a nice print from the Epsom Stylus Photo P50 printer using the Print CD software.

Michael Slowe


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sandy shapiro
Re: Blu Ray Files and Settings for Authoring
on Feb 24, 2012 at 7:51:32 pm

Thanks, Michael. I appreciate it.


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sandy shapiro
Re: Blu Ray Files and Settings for Authoring
on Mar 2, 2012 at 1:16:58 pm

HI Michael,

I have a question regarding Toast. I bought the HD plugin. Making a disc image to give to a friend who will burn the blu rays. And it encodes the quicktime, writes it and says "100% completed" then the window stays open on that and doesn't do anything. Is something wrong or is that means it's done? There's no chime to say it's finished. Should i just wait?

Thanks,

Sandy


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Michael Slowe
Re: Blu Ray Files and Settings for Authoring
on Mar 2, 2012 at 4:40:11 pm

Don't know Sandy as I let Toast do the whole job and it only stops when the disc has been burnt and verified.

Michael Slowe


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