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Steven Gladstone
How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
on Mar 20, 2011 at 12:30:51 am

Hi, I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, but Now that I have finished my project, and will be sending it to festivals, how do I get it to play on a Blu-ray player? I would like it to be HD on a Blu-Ray. I'm guessing iDVD won't do it (or DVD studio pro 4?) Any constructive thoughts, suggestions, or points in the right direction would be appreciated. Is it possible to play it out into a set top BLu-ray player/burner? Is there such a thing?
1080P 23.976

Thanks.

Steven Gladstone
http://www.gladstonefilms.com


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Steve Eisen
Re: How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
on Mar 20, 2011 at 1:49:22 am

Few different ways. If you have FCP 7 and a Blu-ray burner, use the share command.

The other other 2 ways, create a MPEG 2 or h.264 file for blu ray in Compressor and use Adobe Encore.

The last option is Toast Titanium 9, 10 or 11 with the Blu ray option.

A good reference is Bruce Nazarian's "Fast Path to Blu Ray"

JVC does make a stand alone Blu Ray burner. It's on the pricey side.

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


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Rich Rubasch
Re: How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
on Mar 20, 2011 at 5:55:10 pm

My FIRST option would be to buy Toast 11, drag your self contained movie to the toast video window with Blu-Ray selected, insert a blank BluRay disc into a Firewire BluRay drive (Lacie makes one) and click burn.

Wait about an hour and blammo, you have a BluRay disc.

Rich Rubasch
Tilt Media Inc.
Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage
Founder/President/Editor/Designer/Animator
http://www.tiltmedia.com


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walter biscardi
Re: How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
on Mar 21, 2011 at 1:13:24 am

For a play only BluRay disc we use Adobe Encore to author. It works very well for this task.

For video compression, we make MPEG-2 and AC-3 files in Compressor, similar to what you would do for a DVD, only at a much higher resolution on the video side.

This is what we do for all our festival BluRay discs and BluRay disc sales.

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, Chef.
HD Post and Production
Biscardi Creative Media

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William Campbell
Re: How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
on Mar 22, 2011 at 10:52:09 pm

Would Walter's MPEG-2/AC-3 from compressor work with Toast 11 for a simple menu setup if one was to skip Encore? My work flow from FCP7 will be a 15 min ProsRes 422 1920/1080-30p project to internal BD. If so, any suggested tweaks to the MPEG-2 settings? And what about the difference between burning onto BD media or a DVD-5. For a short BluRay disc is there any reason to use BD media or will I get the same results from a DVD-R? I bough Nazarian's "Fast Track". Good stuff but I'm still a bit confused. Thanks in advance.


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Rich Rubasch
Re: How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
on Mar 24, 2011 at 1:50:36 am

I use regular DVD-R for under 30 minutes. Burn one and take it down to Best Buy and try it in all the players. I haven't missed yet.

I have found that Toast encodes just fine for what we have done so far.

Rich Rubasch
Tilt Media Inc.
Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage
Founder/President/Editor/Designer/Animator
http://www.tiltmedia.com


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William Campbell
Re: How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
on Mar 24, 2011 at 4:11:20 pm

Thanks Rich- Any preference for MPEG-2 or AVHC encode? Can you increase the bit rate if you are burning with a BD drive?


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Alan Langdon
Re: How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
on Jul 6, 2011 at 12:42:17 pm

Rich, did you get any sort of idea about AVC versus MPEG2 encoding? I am using Toast 11.02 here and not sure which is the safest/best quality encoding approach...



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