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Author: Topic: blue ray burner
allegrovideo
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Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 02:48AM
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I have FCP on a Macbook Pro. I am editing with P2 High Definition. What do I need to make blue ray dvds.

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jimi5150
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Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 05:46PM
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allegrovideo, You'll need a few things. One, a BluRay burner. LG makes one that will work on a Mac. You'll also need an enclosure. You can look around, just make sure it's an enclosure for an optical drive with SATA connections. Third, you'll need Toast . . . and the BluRay plugin. It's sold separately. In case you're wondering . . . no, you can't burn a BluRay disk right from DVD Studio Pro. You have to do it in Toast. Barring any update from Apple by the time you read this. Anyway, once your movie is ready you can bring it into Toast and have it do all the encoding for you. It can be an auto-play, or a menu start, though their menus suck. But, that's all we have right now. This is what I use and while it's extremely limiting, it does work. Good luck!

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Arnoldrob
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Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 03:45PM
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jimi5150,
I am thinking of doing the same, which is why I chose to get a 15 inch Mac Book Pro made just before the latest model which still had the Express 34 card slot which can take a sata adapter. While looking around for a suitable Blu-Ray burner I saw some info on trouble with compatibility with EX 34 cards and MBPs. Has anybody had any experience with these cards.

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adobe geek
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Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 03:24PM
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Hey Chaps

I'm Al, the video person from Adobe in the UK.

I just wanted to point out that we have a cool piece of software called Encore which runs on Mac (and Windows) and allows full professional Blu-Ray disc mastering. If you're editing on Final Cut, you can export an XML, bring it into Premiere Pro, then send that out to Encore to start working on your disc. Alternatively you could use Compressor to make your final H264 and go straight to Encore.

It comes in the Premiere Pro box, and with the Production Premium and Master Collection suites.

Of course I appreciate that this doesn't really help with the question about the right burner, but thought it was worth mentioning anyway

cheers,
al.

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Mark Kenny
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Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 04:37PM
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LaCie FireWire BlueRay Burner? Toast 10? Or is that not full on professional quality?

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