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    Blu-ray / HD-DVD production

    Dear Fellow Professionals,


    Happy New Year!

    Now that we are able to edit and export HDV, are we able to produce HD DVDs / Blu-ray DVDs in the same machine? I will probably go with Blu-ray for now. Comments?

    Does our current Ulead v2.0 (?) support Blu-ray? Is there a preferred Blu-ray authoring software that works with VT[5] AVIs? Will TMPEG work for authoring Blu-ray DVDs? What is the preferred buurner?

    Preferred blank disk recommendations? Anything else that I am missing?

    Thanks!


    Rick

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    As far as I know, at the moment, the only way (reasonably priced way) is to author and burn via the software that comes bundled with the drive.

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    Ulead DVD Movie Factory 6 Plus for $80, add in the HD Power Pack for $20, and there you go, full HD authoring for $100!

    You can't get more reasonable than that.
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    Is the new Encore CS3 full HD authoring?
    If its free then it wont cost anything, right?

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    I believe it is, but for Blu-Ray only.

    Of course, good luck finding a HD-DVD burner anyway, so it's a moot point.

    I'm surprised that neither the Final Cut Studio 2 nor Vegas Pro 8 & DVD Architect 4.5 offer Blu-Ray authoring yet, but they don't.

    I would expect they will for NAB, I really think they have to. Especially when consumer programs can do it for $100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpioProd
    I believe it is, but for Blu-Ray only.

    Of course, good luck finding a HD-DVD burner anyway, so it's a moot point.
    Try here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136133
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    That's a reader, not a writer.

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    Your right!

    This one is an HD-DVD burner http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/05/t...urner-for-pcs/
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    Of course, that was a year ago, and there are still only limited availability 1X HD-DVD burners out there... Meanwhile, in the same time, Blu-Ray has went through 1X, 2X and are now at 4X burners...
    Eugene
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    Hi, guys!

    I need to produce some HD content *on disc* for display on a 50" lcd screen at a convention. Time to drop for the next-gen burner and software.

    So, are there any 'gotchas' i should be aware of before i invest in a Blu-Ray burner in order to make one-off discs of HD video content that will simply play on a consumer Blu-Ray player? Like drm, or forbidden data-disc-only formats for instance?

    As an early adopter, i've been stung often enough that i'm more than a little hesitant to jump into this with my expectations very high. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbarlow View Post
    Hi, guys!

    I need to produce some HD content *on disc* for display on a 50" lcd screen at a convention. Time to drop for the next-gen burner and software.

    So, are there any 'gotchas' i should be aware of before i invest in a Blu-Ray burner in order to make one-off discs of HD video content that will simply play on a consumer Blu-Ray player? Like drm, or forbidden data-disc-only formats for instance?

    As an early adopter, i've been stung often enough that i'm more than a little hesitant to jump into this with my expectations very high. Thoughts?
    Get an Oppo upconverting DVD player and use SD footage,. Save some $$ and frustration for now and I bet 5 bucks no one would ever know the difference unless you told them.

    Just one thought....

    Or if playing the HD footage is a must,hook a small PC (or AppleTV) up to the 50" and play straight off the hard drive.

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    I agree with Jim.

    What software are you planning to use to do Blu-Ray authoring today?
    Eugene
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    JVC has a player that will play HD mpeg data files off a standard DVD. If your program isn't too long, that should work just fine. I think in only costs about $400.
    OK, I just looked it up. The model is: SRDVD-100U, and the MSRP is $399.

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