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Any Way Of Copying FCP 7/Compressor Created AVCHD Discs Later On?

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Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,460 points)
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Jan 25, 2011 10:24 AM
When you finish creating an AVCHD Disc in FCP 7 or Compressor you are asked if you wish to burn more.

I assume that this is probably because it is impossible to make copies +using the existing Mac equipment?+

I failed to copy a disc using Toast 8 . . . . . would the latest version with the Blu-ray plugin work?

In short is it possible without breaking the bank, or do you just have to either save your FCP project or burn the extra copies in the first place?
24" 2.8 GHz (Penryn) 4GB RAM iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), FCE 4 + FCS 3 . . . Little Knowledge, Many Opinions.
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
    There is an option to make a disk image, which you can save and use to burn your discs.
    15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Patrick Sheffield Level 7 Level 7 (29,175 points)
    I'm not sure I understand your question?

    Do you have a BluRay burner? (If not, how are you burning these originals?)

    If you do, you can either create a .DMG of the original, I believe, and use that to burn more copies. Or save the disk image at the time you're making the original and burn future copies from that, or grab the temporary image that Compressor creates and copy it to a safe place and burn further copies from that...

    Patrick

    Octo 3 GHz Intel, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 5 GB RAM, ATI x1900, Decklink HD Extreme
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
    Try it. The encoding process is the same. Make the disk image and use Disk Utility to burn it to a red laser disc.
    15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
    What procedure did you use to burn the disk image onto the disc? I'm surprised it doesn't work.
    15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Patrick Sheffield Level 7 Level 7 (29,175 points)
    I think you need to be clearer on what you are asking.

    Yes, you can burn AVCHD discs onto regular DVD media. Yes, I have done this. I also saved the temporary image that Compressor created to make more later.

    You can also use Disk Utility to create a .DMG file from an original AVCHD disc.

    I don't know how you're creating the .DMG files if you're getting two. DMG is a +disk image+ and that's what you use to burn your subsequent copies from. You can do this easily in Disk Utility.

    Patrick

    Octo 3 GHz Intel, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 5 GB RAM, ATI x1900, Decklink HD Extreme
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
    Are you copying a disk or making a disk image in Compressor? Isn't there a copy to disc to image function or something like that?
    15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
    The Compressor thing referred to earlier in the thread you were making a disk image by Sharing.

    Again I'm surprised this work. Usually you can select the disc and make a copy with the DVD/CD function.
    15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Patrick Sheffield Level 7 Level 7 (29,175 points)
    Ian, the DVD media itself is just a UDF filesystem format which contains the folders/files in the defined AVCHD structure. I believe the top level contains "BDMV" and maybe "Certificate"? been a while since I've looked at one.

    Being just a UDF file system disc, you should be able to make copies of it. The fact that you receive an

    Ian R. Brown wrote:
    +"Read Errors Have Been Found On This Media"+


    error message makes me wonder about the quality of the disc you are trying to copy. There is nothing inherently odd or protected about the UDF file system format. I believe you'll find that all DVDs use this.

    As you probably know, consumer players are more inclined to skip errors during playback whereas a computer being asked to make a faithful copy of the media will not ignore them.

    If you can, try copying the files in their exact structure off the original disc. Place them in a folder on your HD. Then use Toast to burn them (with the same layout ) onto a UDF disc.

    Patrick

    Octo 3 GHz Intel, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 5 GB RAM, ATI x1900, Decklink HD Extreme
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