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Robert Godina
Blu-Ray Authoring Question
on Sep 19, 2013 at 4:42:04 am

Finally gonna make the jump to Blu-Ray!

I use a Canon XA 10 and shoot all my footage in 1080p. I then download and use MPEG stream clip to down convert my footage to 720p for output to DVD.

My question is, since I will be outputting to Blu Ray, do I need to do anything else to the footage (convert) once I download it straight from my camera?

What settings should the footage have for blu-ray?

When I download the footage from my camera using FCP the footage has the following settings:

1920x1080
Apple Pro Res 422 (LT), Linear PCM, Timecode
Color Profile: HD (1-1-1)

Thanks!


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eric pautsch
Re: Blu-Ray Authoring Question
on Sep 19, 2013 at 9:59:06 pm

Youre asking a very broad question :)

Why are you going from 1080 to 720p for DVD?

What authoring app are you using? Have you gone through the tutorials for it?



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Robert Godina
Re: Blu-Ray Authoring Question
on Sep 20, 2013 at 11:23:50 pm

Sorry, let me clarify.

I do weddings and I normally deliver on DVD but i want to start offering on Blu-Ray. I can figure out how to burn to Blu-Ray, etc. but I just wanted to know if I need to do anything else to my 1080p footage once downloaded from my camera. My footage is AVCHD 1080p and I download it using the Apple Pro Res 422 (LT) codec. I can probably use the footage right away but I was wondering if it would be choppy or hard to edit.

I use Final Cut Studio. I will probably use Encore to build the menus and burn to Blu-Ray.

Thanks!



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Michael Slowe
Re: Blu-Ray Authoring Question
on Sep 21, 2013 at 9:24:51 am

For what it's worth (and Eric will probably rubbish me), I export my ProRes 1920 X 1080i timeline from my edit as a QT ProRes 422 .mov and just drag that .mov file into Titanium Toast Pro 11. That then does all the encoding (takes a while) and then it burns my BD. For this I connect a stand alone BD burner to my MacPro. I get absolutely brilliant BD's, the best I've seen, no idea how or why but that's what happens!

Michael Slowe


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: Blu-Ray Authoring Question
on Sep 21, 2013 at 10:34:53 pm

not eric, but I do! ;)

seriously - toast is a good alternative to a lot programms (and for very simple BDs).

its using one of the best encoding-algorithms under its surface:
mainconcept encoder.

but this is no real BD-authoring-tool. I prefer BD-spec-authoring like scenarist or EasyBD.

chees

danny


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eric pautsch
Re: Blu-Ray Authoring Question
on Sep 22, 2013 at 2:59:14 am

Just encode 1920x1080p in Media Encoder and bring into Encore

I don't rubbish people anymore....turned over a new leaf. :)

Seriously though....your best bet is to follow the 100s of video tutorials on YouTube

I've heard of people using the AVC streams straight from the camera but I would advise against that to make sure your streams are compliant



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Michael Slowe
Re: Blu-Ray Authoring Question
on Sep 22, 2013 at 9:24:51 am

Daniel, I appreciate that I'm only encoding for straight viewing of a production, no menus or fancy graphics. For me Toast is fine but I do know that there are better, more commercially versatile programmes.

Michael Slowe


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