Xf 50Mbs CBR to Blu-ray at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XF Series HD Camcorders

Canon XF Series HD Camcorders
Canon XF305, XF205 and XF105 (with SDI), Canon XF300, XF200 and XF100 (without SDI).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 4th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 384
Xf 50Mbs CBR to Blu-ray

Could someone describe their work-flow for taking the 50 Mbs CBR MPEG-2 video from either the XF-100 or XF-300 and recording it onto a Blu-ray disc. I believe that the maximum video bitrate for Blu-ray is 40 Mbs, so some processing must be needed (not that most people would go direct to Blu-ray without editing anyway).
Mark Donnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2011, 08:18 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 2,230
Re: Xf 50Mbs CBR to Blu-ray

Hey Mark,

The process is no different than any other camera. Shoot, transfer to computer, edit, export as mpeg-2, author & burn to BD.

Are you looking for something more specific?
Tim Polster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2011, 10:47 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 384
Re: Xf 50Mbs CBR to Blu-ray

Hi Tim - when you export as MPEG-2, what bit rate settings do you use for best quality ? I've done all my work with Panasonic and P2 cards, with Edius 6 as a NLE, but am considering a switch to the XF-300.
Mark Donnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 2,230
Re: Xf 50Mbs CBR to Blu-ray

Hello Mark,

I use Edius as well. The workflow is the same with any camera, P2, MXF, AVCHD. The Blu-ray output settings are based upon how long your project is. The settings are as high of a bitrate that will allow your project to fit on a disc.

My reading has turned up that the Blu-ray spec is actually up to 48mbps but the discs are limited to 40mbps total bitrate. This is good as you can make a disc all the way up to 40mbps and still have 8mbps of headroom per the spec for playback.

You might want to visit the Edius forum here or the official Edius forum for Edius questions.
Tim Polster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2011, 03:11 AM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Posts: 3,445
Re: Xf 50Mbs CBR to Blu-ray

You can use either MPEG4 or MPEG2 as the CODEC when recording to Blu-ray. 40Mbps MPEG4 will be much higher quality than 40Mbps MPEG2 (which will still be very, very good).
Nigel Barker is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XF Series HD Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:35 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network