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Trippie37 Calculating status...
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Dec 14, 2010 10:00 AM
I'm thinking about upgrading my Imovie9 to Imovie11.
What I want to know is if I can burn HD movies onto bluray.
Can this be done with Imovie 11 or is additional software needed.
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 14, 2010 10:17 AM (in response to Trippie37)
    You can create the movie with iMovie 11. To burn it to BluRay, you need Toast 10 with BluRay PlugIn or Toast 9 with BluRay PlugIn. (Or Final Cut Studio).
    You also need a BluRay burner, although Toast can burn short BluRay playable movies onto a standard DVD. It will create a data DVD that most bluray players can read.
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  • painless45 Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2010 11:21 AM (in response to Trippie37)
    Go to the Roxio site and review Toast 10 Titanium Pro. This software has the required plugin for burning high definition video onto a standard DVD or a dual layer DVD. You DO NOT need a Blu-ray BURNER but you will need a Blu-ray player in order to view the DVD that you burnt using this software. It really works great. You can also burn your HD presentation to a Blu-ray disc without the need for a Blu-ray burner. The limiting factor will be that you can only burn less than a half hour of HD video on a DVD and about one hour on a dual layer DVD. However, you avoid the high cost of a blank Blu-ray disc and eliminate the need for a Blu-ray burner with this software. The Pro version also comes with other useful software. If I were you, I would eventually upgrade the FotoMagico software that comes with the Pro edition to FotoMagico Pro. Hope this helps.
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  • Alan Williams Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
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    Dec 30, 2010 10:32 AM (in response to painless45)
    A lot of people are having issues with Toast 10 Pro in particular with Error Code 18771. This pops up when attempting to burn a HD movie track onto a DVD-R disc for playback on a BR player. The report falsely indicates a fault with the original material It seems later versions of Toast 10 Pro have this glitch or bug and some folk find 10.0.2 works normally.

    I installed Toast 10 Pro from my original install disc to an external firewire drive today, along with the HD/BR Plugin, and successfully burnt a 25 minute 720P movie.

    So if anyone has the problem they might try installing onto an external Mac formatted drive and refusing Roxio upgrades. Perhaps Roxio will eventually restore the feature we all bought Toast 10 Pro for!
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  • woowooz Calculating status...
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    Mar 31, 2011 2:56 PM (in response to Trippie37)
    Burning a 2.31 GB, 15 minute 1080p QuickTime .mov file to DVD-R: I get an error code 18771 with automatic settings. Using Custom encoding, MPEG-4 AVC, Average bit rate 7.0, max bit rate 14.0, IT WORKS. Custom encode, same settings except Average bit rate 7.5, max bit rate 15.5, it DOES NOT work. The same 1080p movie burns to a standard DVD with iDVD, so corrupted source material is not the problem. Perhaps one of you video guys can make some sense out of this.

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