I know that most of you probably know the answer to this but I'm new to making HD DVDs. I just cut a video in HD (Sony HDCAM EX) and my client wants to present it to his client in HD. I know I can just make a same as source QT from Final Cut (if his computer can play it) but can I make an HD DVD from my Mac Pro (2.66 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon, 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3.) Something I can play in a PS3?I have DVD Studio Pro 4. Or, if none of this is correct, what is the best way to present HD video to a client for approval. Thanks!
PS3's play BluRay discs. Not HD-DVD which is now a defunct format.
For BluRay discs you can use the Make BluRay disc option in Compressor. (In Final Cut Studio 3) You'll need a BluRay disc burner which is NOT standard with any Mac. You have to purchase a third party burner. We got ours from fastmac.com
I use a combination of Apple Compressor, Adobe Encore and NetBlender DoStudio for our BluRay discs. If it's just a review copy or a disc that ONLY requires a "Play Movie" button, then I use Encore. If it's something that requires a fully functional menu, then I use DoStudio. That software only runs on Windows and we have it installed on an HP Workstation.
Walter Biscardi, Jr.
Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, Chef. HD Post and Production Biscardi Creative Media
Thanks Walter. I guess I need your advice. Let me tell you my situation... Editing is something I do occasionally. Used to be full time but things have changed (ie kid.) I still edit for broadcast tv though. Right now I'm working on a sales video. Anyway, because I only edit sometimes, I can't make huge investments in my suite. So, can I just make a same as source QT for my client to play for his client? Also, DVD Studio Pro has a HD DVD option. Is that useless now? And, since I'm asking your advice, what is the most affordable way to color correct accurately- meaning what hardware/monitor do I need?