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turnerlolly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 6, 2012 4:48 AM

Does MAC OS X Lion support any BluRay Burners?  I would like to burn my edited videos to HD BluRay discs.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,490 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 7:31 AM (in response to turnerlolly)

    Yes. Though you need separate software to author Blu-ray video. Most Mac users prefer Roxio's Toast Titanium. You also need to purchase the separate Blu-ray plugin so it actually will burn Blu-ray video disks. Once installed, you can author your disks right in Toast (somewhat limited), or do the authoring in your video editing software and burn the finalized BDMV folder in Toast. Either requires the plugin.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,490 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to turnerlolly)

    What bluray hardware/burner should I buy?

    Up to you, but Adobe recommends Digistor-Panasonic drives (Panasonic hardware is what Digistore uses in their enclosures). I've been using an LG internal drive in my Mac Pro for at least a few years now. No problems with it. Here's a page of external burners.

    (Is a "Plugin" the hardware?)

    No. The plugin is a secondary piece of software you need to purchase from Roxio to burn Blu-ray video disks. Without it, you can only burn Blu-ray data disks.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,490 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to turnerlolly)

    The drives are generic. It doesn't matter what platform you're using.

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 9:37 AM (in response to Kurt Lang)

    Kurt Lang wrote:

     

    The drives are generic. It doesn't matter what platform you're using.

    Having said that you might do well to avoid the BDR206.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,490 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to gumsie)

    avoid the BDR206

    Hmm, I wonder why that model is so bad? Doing a Google search for "BDR206" flat out states do not use on a Mac. Actually, the topic text you see in Google states that. Reading the actual thread, a person there sells them by the thousands to Mac users, who have no issue with that model at all.

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to Kurt Lang)

    I must be in the minority. That drive refused to work properly with me and although I persevered for some time, in the end I had to admit defeat and go with another. (HP).

    There are a few threads here and OWC used to sell them for Macs but stopped I believe.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,490 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to turnerlolly)

    The Blu-ray plugin I linked to above was the wrong one. Here's the correct product.

     

    http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/toast/plugin/overview.html

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,490 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to gumsie)

    I would still agree to avoid that model. That OWC dropped it says they don't trust it either. Doesn't matter if it only affects a small number of users, it shouldn't happen.

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