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Old August 12th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #16
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Jason - the other guy that offers HD, as far as I know, still produces all of his DVD's in iDVD ... so he's not really offering HD like he advertises. FYI d;-)
ummmm wow. that explains why he yanked all his samples from his website when I updated my website last summer with all my new samples. :-) Then he revamped his website this winter. Looks like me shooting SD footage at the same price point but with (in my opinion) superior production quality might have affected his willingness to show his iDVD samples....
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Old August 12th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #17
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I just stared a new topic that prett similar.

Of 25 weddings this year so far, 3 have ordered a Blu-ray, I'm wondering if I'm charging too much for a blu? I charge 30, how much do you guys charge for a blu-ray?
If I were producing BDVD that is probably what I would have to charge. I charge $30USD for my DVDs because I have a full color printed cover, a lightscribe top, an insert, and a full jewel case. That is just a lot of work and it takes at least 1hr for the data + lightscribe to burn. So my time is worth something! Besides, I don't get many takers on that since I deliver 3 copies of the production with every package.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #18
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Have been offering Blu-Ray since last June, and have had a steady trickle of takers (probably every second wedding). Just had an additional order for 3 Blu Ray copies and 3 normal.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #19
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I shoot/edit all my weddings in HD - I deliver all my weddings on DVD however all my packages includes a Blu-ray disc, as soon as the Thermal BD-R disc's becomes affordable/available in my area I'll send out the HD versions to all my clients.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #20
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ummmm wow. that explains why he yanked all his samples from his website when I updated my website last summer with all my new samples. :-) Then he revamped his website this winter. Looks like me shooting SD footage at the same price point but with (in my opinion) superior production quality might have affected his willingness to show his iDVD samples....
Nevermind, we must be talking about different companies. This company hasn't ever had samples on the website.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #21
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Blu ray price coming dowm

bulk blu-ray disc here best price on the web

TDK Blu-ray Write Once White Inkjet Hub Printable 4X 25GB BD-R Single Layer Mediain Cake Box

No reason not to give the bride one for the future and score some points, or referrals.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:31 AM   #22
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bulk blu-ray disc here best price on the web

TDK Blu-ray Write Once White Inkjet Hub Printable 4X 25GB BD-R Single Layer Mediain Cake Box

No reason not to give the bride one for the future and score some points, or referrals.
That's not cheap.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817132071

These are half the price of the ones listed above.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 10:18 AM   #23
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Your Right

Your right BUT we never have fallout so the price is good. We have tried others and always lose about 15% when burning.

Have had no luck with my system and that brand.

But even so still no reason not to give your bride one for the future.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 10:26 AM   #24
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a better deal here

a better deal here

Ridata Blu-Ray (BDR-254-RDCB15) BD-R 4X with Ridata logo 30 Pack in Cake Box

Thanks for informing me.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #25
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What program are you using to burn the disks?
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Old August 13th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #26
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I use Encor

I use Adobe Encor. It works well. I also make quick ones on Toast 11.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #27
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Im still trying to decide if I should get the production premium CS4 or upgrade to the new release of Final Cut Studio or get both.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #28
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I'm concerned about "the good, the bad and the ugly" with recordable Blu-ray media. There is a well established experience base with recordable DVD media. Conventional wisdom has it that Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden are the best choices for DVD media. But with BD-R media, the best and worst brands hasn't yet become known.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #29
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Have Both

Hi Shaun

Have both, Adobe Premire is very quirky and will frustrate you. Final Cut is less jumpy. Just use encor to produce the video on Blu Ray. Easy learning curve for the menu structure. Never get to fancy for a wedding. I have, and the brides go Ho Hum lets see the video.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 10:58 AM   #30
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One Blu-ray last year - and that was because the groom is a technology nut but hasn't bought a player yet!
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