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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #16
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Im windows but I use the Pioneer models. Im pretty stuck on them.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #17
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Here ya go.

MCE Internal 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac

It says "FCS compatible" ...but only in that dumbed-down, limited way through the export share option that is not for pros. The main thing is that it's Mac compatible, and with Encore you can actually author a professional project.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #18
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Craig,

I use an LG external burner (Super Multi-Blue) ... I've had great results and am very pleased. Mounts easily on the Mac and I've used Encore and FCP to burn a number of BluRays for brides.

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Old October 28th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #19
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Hmm. I bought the FCP upgrade specifically for the Blu-Ray support. It is true that you are stuck with the templates BUT the key here is that you can replace the background image which is really all I need for the occasional client that wants a BD. It does import your chapters and will create sub menus.

I use a buffalo BD burner and it all works fine.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #20
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I use an LG external burner (Super Multi-Blue) ... I've had great results and am very pleased. Mounts easily on the Mac and I've used Encore and FCP to burn a number of BluRays for brides.

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I have the same and it works absolutely fine. Blu-ray dvd with printable surface is falling in price very fast. I just purchased another 10 Traxdata printables for 16 inc postage. No beer mats in nearly 100 burnings.

The FCP blu-ray solution is almost identical to the Toast 10 solution, thoug it seems to work much slower than toast for the same quality of result. If you want a basic menue screen with name at the top, a play button, chapter markers every 3,5 or 10 minutes, it works fine. If you want something more pro, forget it and go with Encore.

Encore has been blu-ray compatible for over a year. Apple should be totaly ashamed of themselves. There really is no excuse and they will lose out in the long term.

My guess is that Apple were hoping that Blu-ray would be a turkey and go away. Sorry to tell them it is not and in a couple of years time, with a large percentage of households owning a blu-ray player, Apple will have missed the boat.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #21
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So can you not add chapter markers wherever you want them in FCP and have those same markers on the BR disc?
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Old October 28th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #22
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Sorry, FCP solution is not legit like Adobe Encore's.

Wal-Mart has Blu-ray players for $148 now - probably $99 by Christmas.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #23
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i too have been using Encore. the only thing I don't like is having to redo
my chapter markers. Aside form that, MUCH easier to use.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #24
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So can you not add chapter markers wherever you want them in FCP and have those same markers on the BR disc?
Your chapters are imported from the FCP timeline. So can put them anywhere you want and they show up in the sub-menu.

The caveat is that you can only have one video track per BD disc. So if you have a full length video and a highlight video of the same wedding you have to put them on separate discs. I can live with that for now so the upgrade was worth it for me.

Hope this helps...

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Old October 29th, 2009, 02:19 PM   #25
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Justin, thanks for the info. That 'feature' would definitely NOT work for me. Good to know.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:32 AM   #26
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Anyone know were to find printable blu-rays in North America, Canada if possible?
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:45 PM   #27
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As far as using FCS to export and not being able to put highlights and the full ceremony on the same disk, why not just create a sequence in FCP with both on the same timeline, add markers, and export?
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:59 AM   #28
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Anyone know were to find printable blu-rays in North America, Canada if possible?
ok that took me all of 10 whole seconds to find :P

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Old November 3rd, 2009, 08:57 AM   #29
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So can you not add chapter markers wherever you want them in FCP and have those same markers on the BR disc?
Toast has just released an update (10.0.4) which now gives you:

- multiple video tracks (sequences, chapters, whatever) on a BD and
- FCP chapter markers within a track FINALLY being correctly recognised.


(BTW: Can the latest FCP really only put ONE track per disc?? I don't think I'll bother with any upgrades then.)
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #30
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ok that took me all of 10 whole seconds to find :P
Are you on dial-up? Just kidding, thanks for your help!
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