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Michelle Orpe
FCP to Blu Ray
on Nov 18, 2011 at 1:07:06 pm

Hi there

So I'm still a little confused as to my workflow for being able to make Blu Ray DVD's. There seems to be different opinions through the forums I have read. I want to be able to offer people Blu Rays instead of DVD's. It seems that I cannot do this through DVDSP (although a lot of the posts I have read about it seem to be quite old so maybe they have found a way now)

I have a Mac OS X 10.6.8
I use FCP7
I uses the 120min DVD best in Compressor usually
I use DVD Studio Pro to make my menu and burn to DVD
I shoot HDV 1440x1080 using a Sony V1E

My Question: What do I need to buy and set up to make a Blu Ray?

From what I have read it looks like a Blu Ray Burner like 'Pioneer or LG' I think I would rather an external one rather than mucking around trying to fit it internally and the it looks like I have to use Encore to make it instead of DVD SP. But if this is the case then what do I export my movie as out of FCP7 and then how do I get it onto the Blu Ray?

Thanks so much for any help out there :-)

Mich

Michelle Orpe
http://www.michelleorpe.com


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Brad Wright
Re: FCP to Blu Ray
on Nov 18, 2011 at 2:04:29 pm

I've been able to create Blu-rays with a bit of hacking. I have an MCE Tech Blu-ray burner, Compressor 4, and Toast. I submit my HD movies to Compressor 4 using the Blu-ray option. Compressor hangs when trying to burn the actual Blu-ray. I hit cancel on Compressor. I then launch Toast Titanium and drag the H.264 files created by Compressor into a Blu-ray drive. Toast then finishes burning the Blu-ray disk.

I've contacted Apple about the problem, but they haven't done anything to fix it yet. Compressor produces the best H.264 while Toast does the best burning. I would never use Toast to compress the video, as it looks horrible.

Brad Wright is software engineer, so it may be difficult to understand what he is saying. He is always happy to explain his greater detail.


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Steve Eisen
Re: FCP to Blu Ray
on Nov 18, 2011 at 3:14:15 pm

Michelle

Purchase "Fast Path to Blu Ray" for step by step instructions:
http://www.recipe4dvd.com/

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Richard van Harderwijk
Re: FCP to Blu Ray
on Nov 18, 2011 at 4:16:05 pm

Hi Michelle

Check this link. It mostly describes how to burn a Blu-Ray like with your internal superdrive, but also how to use FCP7 with an external Blu-Ray burner attached. Lot's of screen grabs.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/burn_br_mac_superdrive_stone.html


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Michelle Orpe
Re: FCP to Blu Ray
on Nov 18, 2011 at 4:17:02 pm

Hi Steve

I think I will buy this, I am in England and have Toast 9, do you still think it's worth me getting it?

Mich

Michelle Orpe
http://www.michelleorpe.com


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Steve Eisen
Re: FCP to Blu Ray
on Nov 18, 2011 at 9:31:49 pm

Yes. You will also need the HD/BD plug in for Toast.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Brad Wright
Re: FCP to Blu Ray
on Nov 19, 2011 at 3:04:04 pm

Hi Michelle:

I just test a Sony Blu-ray burner (BWU-200S) with compressor yesterday. It works perfectly and doesn't require Toast. This is an old drive, so the newer models should work just as well.

Brad Wright is software engineer, so it may be difficult to understand what he is saying. He is always happy to explain his greater detail.


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Michelle Orpe
Re: FCP to Blu Ray
on Nov 19, 2011 at 6:32:24 pm

OK thanks Brad, I'm doing some research at the mo to decide which blu ray burner to buy, LG, Pioneer or Sony, I have Sony everything else so maybe I'll stick to Sony Hmmm decisions :-)

Michelle Orpe
http://www.michelleorpe.com


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Michelle Orpe
Re: FCP to Blu Ray
on Nov 19, 2011 at 6:33:20 pm

Although if I want to make better menu's I will have to get and learn encore won't I?

Michelle Orpe
http://www.michelleorpe.com


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